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Spaces for Criticism: Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses

Pascal Gielen
Valiz/Antennae Series
21 × 13 cm
288 pp
Criticism, Theory

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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