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Video Published from The 2011 AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture

The AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at The New School

Peter Schjeldahl: The Critic as Artist, in 2011 Is updating Oscar Wilde possible? It seems worth a try.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Peter Schjeldahl is an American art critic, celebrated poet and educator. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is the magazine’s art critic. He came to The New Yorker from The Village Voice, where he was the art critic from 1980 to 1998. Previously, he had written for the New York Times’s Arts and Leisure section. His writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

Schjeldahl has received the Frank Jewett Mather Award from the College Art Association, for excellence in art criticism, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of four books, including “The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings,” which was published in 1991.

This is the fifth 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.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

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