In memory of art critic Suzi Gablik, we feature an extract from her review of two books: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton, and Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines by William Cleveland.

To read these two compelling books back-to-back is to immerse oneself in radically contrasting habitats. Sarah Thornton’s book offers an insider’s view into the market-driven art world, its institutional hierarchies, privileged elites, and theatrical excitements, while Art and Upheaval plunges us into the world’s most dangerous hotspots, where interactive networks of unknown artists ...


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