Spaces for Criticism

Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses

Published by Valiz/Antennae Series
Edited by Pascal Gielen, Thijs Lijster, Suzana Milevska, Ruth Sonderegger. Text by Luc Boltanski, Sabeth Buchmann, Robin Celikates, et al.

 

Is art criticism losing ground to the Internet and its rapidly proliferating art blogs? Do people still consider the art critics employed by newspapers and magazines the most important arbitrators of what is worth seeing and reading? Much recent discussion about the changing landscape of art writing, often framed as a crisis in criticism, has revolved around the question, “what is art criticism?” Spaces for Criticism, edited by Pascal Gielen, asks instead, “where is art criticism?” The contributors to this volume explore new ways and new spaces where art critics might interact with works of art, artists, scholars and a varied, increasingly informed public. The authors argue that criticism has shifted to different places and different stages, experiencing both a displacement onto new media and into new geographic regions and new institutional structures.

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Publisher: Valiz

Author: Thijs Lijster