Rye Dag Holmboe is a writer and PhD candidate in the History of Art at University College, London. He has recently co-authored the book JocJonJosch: Hand in Foot (2013), published by Le Musée d'art du Valais, Switzerland. His writings have appeared in magazines such as The White Review, Art Licks, Apollo (online), as well as academic publications.

Lawrence Weiner adds a note of anxiety at Blenheim Palace

Can contemporary art operate critically within such surroundings?

22 Oct 2015

Paul McCarthy’s obscene art world

The paintings presented in Paul McCarthy’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth are invariably obscene. Painted in the artist’s trademark palette –…

1 Nov 2014

Review: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff’ at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Marshall tackles the history of slavery, race politics, black power or social emancipation in bold but ambiguous ways

2 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Xavier Ribas: Nitrate’ at MACBA, Barcelona

Ribas’s work highlights the violence and arbitrariness of boundaries and frontiers

26 Aug 2014

Review: Mel Bochner ‘Strong Language’ at the Jewish Museum

Bochner’s piled-up word paintings at the Jewish Museum are strangely anxiety-provoking

19 Jul 2014

Review: ‘The Abandonment of Art’, Lygia Clark at MoMA New York

MoMA has mounted a welcome retrospective of Clark’s challenging and changing art

9 Jul 2014