10 Must-Read Books About Art From 2015

“Art lies,” Dodie Bellamy writes in When the Sick Rule the World. These books, Bellamy’s included, seem to prove her point. Art tells lies about the future, its role as a vocation, its own history of appropriating black bodies and black culture. It even lies about what it’s doing on the Internet — or what it can reasonably be expected to do at all. If these things are true, though, it stands to reason that no worthwhile book about art should be about art alone. (Who has time to listen to art lie to itself?) With this in mind, here is a list of art writing’s ten most pivotal lies from 2015.