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Open Questions

Open Questions

Thirty Years of Writing about Art

Helen Molesworth
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An illustrated reader featuring a collection of essays from trailblazing curator and writer Helen Molesworth - the first book of her collected writings

Over the past three decades, Helen Molesworth's singular voice and lively curatorial vision has established her as one of the most dynamic and influential voices in the art world. This generously illustrated reader - the first ever collection of her writings - presents 24 essays from the past 30 years, gathered from exhibition catalogs and art publications such as Artforum, Documents, frieze, and October. The volume opens with a new essay that lays out Molesworth's belief in art's unique capacity for merging knowledge and feeling. It also includes new critical and reflective commentary on her past writing, an innovative approach that will position Open Questions as an indispensable volume for viewing and thinking about contemporary art for generations to come.

Helen Molesworth is a writer, curator, and podcasterbased in Los Angeles. Her major monographic exhibitions include Ruth Asawa, Moyra Davey, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. Molesworth, a prolific and award-winning author, is the recipient a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Clark Art Writing Prize, and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence.

Edited by Donna Wingate.


  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publish Date: November 15, 2023
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 6.2 X 8.7 X 1.1 inches | 1.7 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9781838666057
  • BISAC Categories: Individual Artists - Essays
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