Pac Pobric is a writer living in the Bronx and an Editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he works on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

    He is a contributor to the Village Voice, the Brooklyn Rail, and The Art Newspaper, where he was formerly the Exhibitions editor. He has written catalogue essays on Minimalism and its legacy for the Mnuchin gallery and on Sean Scully’s recent work for Cheim & Read. Pobric has an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, where he studied with William C. Agee and wrote about Ellsworth Kelly.

    Contact: pac [at]

    Latest articles:

    Decadent decay: on Cyprien Gaillard
    On Danh Vo at the Guggenheim
    Subtle disorientations: on Peter Campus
    On Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery
    Straining for laughter: on Nathaniel Mellors
    Zurbarán, Jacob, and the Twelve Tribes of Israel at the Frick Collection
    Strangely unfamiliar: on Katharina Fritsch
    Small wonders: on Victoria Gitman
    Time to look: on Laura Owens at the Whitney
    What Gordon Matta-Clark learned in the Bronx
    Why the process of painting never ends: on Brice Marden
    On Walter Swennen at Gladstone Gallery
    On David Smith at Storm King
    Smoke on the water: on Andreas Schulze
    That poor sap dog: on William Wegman
    How New York made Mondrian truly Modern
    The way she was: on Jo Spence
    The persistent disbeliever: on Donald Judd’s writings

    Selected older articles:

    A brief history of Constructivism
    “Art too is just a way of living”: on Rilke and Rodin
    Loosely hanging appendages: on Rachel Harrison
    The false Gods of Dada: on the perils of eclecticism
    Loose language: on Liam Gillick’s Industry and Intelligence
    Against allegory: on Benjamin Buchloh and Danh Vo
    A cerebral matter: a profile of Eric Kandel
    On the Ellsworth Kelly catalogue raisonné
    On artificial darkness in art and theatre
    Frank Stella’s decline
    Ellsworth Kelly: an obituary
    Frank Stella: A romantic, after all
    When mourning becomes its own reward: on Doris Salcedo
    Beautiful brutality: the splendors of violence at the Venice Biennale
    A poverty of feeling: how Sean Scully exhausted Arthur Danto
    Inside an unquiet mind: on Lawrence Alloway’s failure
    Sean Scully: the wanderer
    Ellsworth Kelly: Looking backwards, moving forwards
    On photography and silence
    A brief history of artists as curators
    Sturtevant’s provincialism
    On the failures of Internet art
    Review: Julian Pretto Gallery
    On art criticism: Anna Plesset reconsidered
    Review: Anna Plesset at Untitled