Passages: John Berger (1926-2015)

“The Imperium of Analytics,” Social Medium: artists writing 2000-2015
“Fail-Safes,” A Year of Positive Thinking

“Amnesia,” Dictionary of the Possible, Shifter 22
“Remembering Miriam Schapiro,” Hyperallergic, June 22

“The Ground,” Cultural Politics 10(3): 320-332
“Amnesiac Return Amnesiac Return,” Critics’ Page, The Brooklyn Rail, September
“The Warp and the Woof,” Critics’ Page, The Brooklyn Rail, June
“Waiting for Gort,” A Year of Positive Thinking
“Interiority and Reversibility,” A Year of Positive Thinking
“Four Years of A year of Positive Thinking: A Table of Contents”

Day by Day in the Studio, series on A Year of Positive Thinking, 14 entries between July 13-August 24, beginning here
“Productive Anonymity,” Brooklyn Rail, February 2013
“Visual Intelligence,” Brooklyn Rail, March 2013
“Twin Peaks: Mira Schor on Robert Hughes (1938-2012) and Hilton Kramer (1928-2012),” Artforum, February 2013

A Year of Positive Thinking, "You Put a Spell on Me: The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini"
“Fail!,” in Draw it With Your Eyes Closed: the art of the assignment, Paper Monument

Essays that appeared on A Year of Positive Thinking in 2011 include
Youthfulness in Old Age
Books are like people
Art of the Occupy Wall Street Era
Somebody Had to Shoot Liberty Valance
The Berger Mystery
The Imperium of Analytics
Invisibility and Criticality in The Imperium of Analytics
Wonder and Estrangement: Reflections on Three Caves, part 3 of 3
Wonder and Estrangement: Reflections on Three Caves, parts 1 and 2 of 3
Orbis Mundi
Money can’t buy you love but art friendships can create joy

Essays that appeared on A Year of Positive Thinking include:
    Confessions of a Yellow Dog Democrat
    Corroded infrastructure 2010/Robert Smithson’s Writings on Entropy, 1966-67
    The Fault is Not in Our Stars, but in Our Brand: Abstract Expressionism at MoMA
    Stephan von Huene: Feminist Teacher
    Postcard Post
    Otto Dix, a brief footnote: drawing and ideational aesthetics
    Reality Show: Otto Dix
    A Great Artist
    Looking for art to love, MoMA: A Tale of Two Egos
Mira Schor, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life, Duke University Press

“Anonymity as a Political Tactic: Art Blogs, Feminism, Writing and Politics,” Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism, ed. Karen Frostig and Kathy Halamka, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
“I am not now nor have I ever been …”, Brooklyn Rail, February issue

“Some Notes on Women and Abstraction and a Curious Case History: Alice Neel as a Great Abstract Painter,” differences volume 17, number 2.
“Alice Neel as An Abstract Painter,” Woman’s Art Journal, Fall/Winter 2006
“Jane Austen Never Married,” Envy, WSQ, Volume 34 Numbers 3&4, The Feminist Press, w. reproduction.
“Work and Play,” Brooklyn Rail, February issue
“She Demon Spawn from Hell,” January
“The Art of Nonconformist Criticality,” Lecture series on Art Criticism, SVA [video]
“Cassandra in the City,” Book Review, Art Journal, summer 2006 issue [download pdf]

“Wishful Thinking,” Architectural Record

“Email to a Young Woman Artist,” Gloria, exhibition catalogue, White Columns, NY
“The Arbiter of Her Own Destiny,” Painted Faces: Mary Cassatt, Alice Neel, Karen Kilimnik, Catalogue, The Galleries at Moore College, Philadelphia
The White List,M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #1 on
"Weather Conditions in Lower Manhattan - September 11-October 2, 2001," Provincetown Arts

"Modest Painting," Art Issues 66 January-February [download pdf]

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, co-edited with Susan Bee, Duke University Press
“Haikuriticism – 17 Art Reviews (in 17 Syllables) by 17 Writers,” Art Issues #63, Summer

"The ism That Dare Not Speak Its Name," Documents No. 15, Spring/Summer, republished January 2006 (prefaced by “She Demon Spawn From Hell.”)
"Pre-Existing Nonconforming," Provincetown Arts
“Contemporary Feminism: Art Practice, Theory, and Activism -- An Intergenerational Perspective,” Art Journal Vol. 58, No. 4, Winter 1999

"Teaching Contradiction," New Observations #118
The Ideal Syllabus, Jerry Saltz, ed., Frieze, Dec.

Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture, Duke University Press
"Mr. Klee Goes to Washington," New Observations #116 [download pdf]

"Ripple Effects: Painting and Language," New Observations Issue #113 Winter 1996-1997, guest edited by Susan Bee and Mira Schor
[download pdf]
"Waiting for the Big Show," Ms., Vol. VI No. 5, March/April [download pdf]

"'The Bitter Tea of General Yen,' Paintings by David Diao," Provincetown Arts, Volume 11

"Backlash and Appropriation," The Power of Feminist Art, Norma Broude & Mary Garrard, eds, Harry N. Abrams
"Critical Permissions Forum," co-authored with Susan Bee, Acme Journal Vol.1 No.3
Forum on Editing, Chain Vol.1

"Cherchez la Femme Peintre!" Parkett No.37/1993
"The Rest of Her Life," N.A.P. text(s) vol.1, No.1 [download pdf]

"Amnesiac Return," Tema Celeste, Autumn [download pdf]
"Forensics: The Part for the Hole," Tema Celeste, April/May

"A Plague of Polemics," "Censorship II" Art Journal Winter [download pdf]
"Patrilineage," Feminist Art Criticism issue, Art Journal Summer Vol.50 No.2, [*anthologized in New Feminist Criticism: Art/Identity/Action, HarperCollins 1994 & The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, Routledge, 2003; translated into Czech, Neviditelná zena,Antologie soucasneho americkeko mysleni o feminismu, dejinach a vizualite, Martina Pachmanova, ed., One woman Press, Prague, 2002]; trans. Spanish, “Linaje Paterno,” Crítica Feminista en la Teoría e Historia del Arte, Karen Cordero Reiman & Inda Sáenz, ed., 2007]
"You Can't Leave Home Without It," Artforum, October
"On Shoestring Publishing, Feminist Phallic Power and Gender Revenge," Provincetown Arts, Summer [download pdf]


"On Failure and Anonymity," Heresies 25
"Girls will be Girls," (on the Guerrilla Girls), Artforum, September issue [*reprinted as "Just the Facts, Ma'am," in Guerrilla Girls Talk Back, catalogue, Falkirk Cultural Center, CA, 1991]
"Return of the Same," (on Mary Kelly), Artforum, Summer issue
"Medusa Redux: Ida Applebroog and the Spaces of Postmodernity," Artforum, March [*updated edited version as the catalogue essay for Ida Applebroog, The Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, 1993], excerpts in Ida Applebroog, Are You Bleeding Yet?, New York: La Maison Red, 2002
“Authority and Learning,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G #8, November 1990, translated into Spanish, “Autoridad y Aprendizaje,” Crítica Feminista en la Teoría e Historia del Arte, Karen Cordero Reiman & Inda Sáenz, ed., 2007 [download pdf]

“Figure/Ground,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G #6, reprinted in Wet & M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology, excerpted in Helen Reckitt & Peggy Phelan, Art and Feminism, London & New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2001.
"From Liberation to Lack," Heresies 24-12 Years [download pdf]

"Ana Mendieta," Sulfur 22


“Appropriated Sexuality,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G #1, December, [anthologized in Theories of Contemporary Art (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall 1993*]; reprinted in Wet: On Painting Feminism and Art Culture and in Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces, New York: ICI, 2011

Additional writings by Mira Schor appeared in issues of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online on, edited by Susan Bee and Mira Schor &, since January 2006, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online
Issues #1 (Nov. 1986) -- #19/20 (May 1996)
The M/E/A/N/I/N/G archive is in the collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale University.