Holland Cotter, Art Critic: So What?

The AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at The New School Thu 11 Nov 2010 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as AICA members and New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID. Reservations strongly recommended.
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In awarding New York Times art critic Holland Cotter the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, the Pulitzer Committee citation noted his "acute observation, luminous writing [and] dramatic story telling." In his AICA-USA Distinguished Critic talk the critic, known for the range and deep humanity of his concerns, will address his roundabout route to art criticism, his response to the predominant modes of art criticism he found in place, the increasing limitations of this model, and how he imagines art criticism could be changed and expanded.

AICA was founded in the wake of World War II to protect the openness of global discourse in the arts. There are now chapters in 64 countries currently promoting art criticism and its insights into contemporary culture. AICA-USA, with a nationwide membership, contributes significantly to the current dialogue.
This is the fourth AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at The New School, an annual event addressing current issues in the world of art criticism. It is presented by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA: Associations Internationale des Critiques d'Art) in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.