Steven Henry Madoff
Steven Henry Madoff was the executive editor of ARTnews magazine from 1987-1994, where he is a contributing editor. He has written widely for many other publications, including Artforum, the New York Times, Art + Auction, and Modern Painters, and his writing has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has served as an art critic for Time magazine and was editorial director of Time Inc. Interactive. Subsequently, he held the position of president and editorial director of AltaCultura, a division of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has served as a panelist and advisor to the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2003 he has worked with the Anaphiel Foundation in Miami to help define the central issues concerning the future of art education, which helped to formulate his most recent book, Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) published in 2009 by MIT Press. Among his other books are Pop Art: A Critical History, published in 1996 in the series “Documents of Twentieth-Century Art” from University of California Press, and Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity, published by Princeton University Press and named best scholarly art book of 2004 by the Association of American Publishers. His recent monographic essays in books and catalogues published by Cantz, Skira, Gagosian Gallery, and the University of Texas Press have surveyed the works of Rebecca Horn, Marina Abramovic, Y. Z. Kami, and James Drake. He is at work on a book on the theory and history of interdisciplinary art, which is a subject of his teaching as Senior Critic at Yale University’s School of Art. He is a founding faculty member of Art + Research, an interdisciplinary institute to be launched under the auspices of the University of Miami. He has curated exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe from the mid-1980s on at such institutions as the International Center of Photography, New York; Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; PhotoMuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and most recently as a curator for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.