Author: Christina Rees

Christina Rees served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer during its golden years, and covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. A former resident of New York City and London, Rees currently lives in Dallas, where she was the owner and director of Road Agent gallery. Rees was the the curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts from 2009 to 2013, where her exhibitions included Death of a Propane Salesman: Anxiety and the Texas Artist; Liam Gillick: …and other short films; M: Let’s Build a Fort!; Michael Bise: Epilogues; Rufus Corporation: Yuri’s Office (with Noah Simblist); and Kevin Todora and Jeff Zilm: Gaffes and Informations. Her recent independent curatorial projects include Modern Ruin and Modern Ruin II: Quick and Dirty (both with Thomas Feulmer). She was a curator for the 2013 Texas Biennial. She's currently an independent curator and writer.

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Groundhog Day (or Sea Change?)

On April 25th, Dallas’ CentralTrak hosted Not Waiting for Permission, the second annual panel discussion on the state of the emerging arts in Dallas, organized […]

Groundhog Day (or Sea Change?)

For All the World Like an Urban Toreador

In what feels like a direct answer to detractors of Dallas’ very centralized and compacted (and rarified) still-new Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center has […]

For All the World Like an Urban Toreador

Whatever Gets You Through the Night

  I thought I just really hated art. Or the art world. Like Dave Hickey does. Maybe I do. Maybe not. Let’s find out together. […]

Whatever Gets You Through the Night

Dear Young DFW Whippersnapper Artists

The new normal should be anything but. Time to fuck shit up.   Dear Young DFW Whippersnapper Artists, Whatever the last “up” economy may have […]

Devo

A Modest Proposal: Nasher vs Museum Tower

I really don’t understand the brouhaha over this Museum Tower thing. All I see are opportunities. Perhaps the lawyers on both sides lack vision. Lawyers, […]

A Modest Proposal: Nasher vs Museum Tower

The Guerilla Curators

This last April I attended a curators’ symposium in Austin during the Texas Biennial. It was a day-long series of panel discussions and presentations hosted […]

The Guerilla Curators

Reckoning

Dallas is on the cusp of something. Will it seize the moment? The new Arts District is emerging and Dallas is experiencing an influx of […]

Reckoning

State of the Union, Part II

Recently, a young Dallas reporter was interviewing me in my gallery and asked, “Is there anything you’d like to say to the collectors in the […]

State of the Union, Part II

State of the Union, Part I

A few days ago, an acquaintance walked up to me at an art event and asked, “Are you enjoying all your new leisure time?” I […]

State of the Union, Part I