- This photo had to be stolen from Davis's Facebook page, because look at that dog.
Ben Davis is a Seattle native, a deeply politically engaged human, and an art critic. (If he's not at an art opening, you can bet he's at a rally.) How do these things conflict? Wildly. They also come smashing together in his writings for Artinfo.com—which have recently caused a shitstorm or two. I thought I'd ask him what he's about, and what he thinks art's about. It's time certain things were settled, right?
Listen to The Good, the Good, and the Ben Davis: Some Light Topics for Cocktail Parties.