14 May 2014

Call for Proposals: 2015 CAA Conference

Art Critics: Turn That Frown Upside Down!

Call for Proposals: How Should We Train the Next Generation of Art Critics?

Drawing by Henry Samelson @2014

How Should We Train the Next Generation of Art Critics?

2015 Call for Participation

CAA 103rd Annual Conference

New York, New York, February 11-14, 2015

How Should We Train the Next Generation of Art Critics?

In 2003, James Elkins asked, “What happened to art criticism?” Three years later, Raphael Rubinstein commiserated that the field was hopelessly stuck in a “critical mess.” Both critics lamented that the field was shirking its duty to speak in a strong, critical voice. If this indeed characterizes the state of art criticism today, how does the current state of training contribute to the decline of contemporary criticism? More importantly, if criticism is to reconnect with its roots in proactive advocacy and aesthetic judgment, how should we train the next generation of art critics? This panel seeks proposals from art writers and critics of any training or stage of career. Practicing critics are encouraged to share personal narratives, institutional analyses, and/or qualitative or quantitative approaches to the topic. An ideal panel will feature a variety of experiences and will represent emerging, mid, and advanced-career perspectives.

 

Please submit your proposal to
John J. Corso, Oakland University,
corso@oakland.edu

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