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news,Season 15,  15. 5. 2016

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WORLD OF ART
School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art
Season 15
Year 2 (Autumn 2015/Spring 2016)

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Final exhibition of 15th generation of the World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art

26 May–12 June 2016
Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana

Maruša Meglič, Mehka miza, Posvojeni objekt, Domovina, Hišica na robu gozda, prostorska instalacija, 2014, (Hišica na robu gozda, detajl prostorske instalacije) foto: Maruša Meglič
Maruša Meglič, Soft Table, Fostered Object, Motherland, House On The Edge Of The Forest, installation (detail), 2014,
photo: Maruša Meglič

Artists: Boris Beja, Živa Božičnik Rebec, Nina Čelhar, Neža Knez, Maruša Meglič, Tejka Pezdirc, Pila Rusjan and Dejan Štefančič

Curators: Petra Bole, Nina Jesih, Zala Kurinčič, Hana Ostan Ožbolt, Mojca Sfiligoj, Katarina Stopar

Mentors: Alenka Gregorič, Miran Mohar
Head of the School: Simona Žvanut
Coordinator: Miha Kelemina


You are kindly invited to attend the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 26 May, at 8 pm in Škuc Gallery.

Accompanying events:
Guided tours through the exhibition on Tuesday, 31 May, at 5 pm, and Tuesday, 7 June, at 5 pm.
An exhibition catalogue will be published in the course of the exhibition.
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lectures,news,Season 15,video,  29. 3. 2016

Ekaterina Degot: When Everybody is Critical, but Nobody is a Critic

WORLD OF ART
School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art
Season 15
Year 2 (Autumn 2015/Spring 2016)

Series of public lectures How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?

Ekaterina Degot: When Everybody is Critical, but Nobody is a Critic
Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 7 pm
Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana



The recurring discussion about critical writing reminds us of a comparable discourse centered around the notion of painting. When asked, over and again, about the destiny of painting, one is tempted to reply shortly that it is dead. Obviously many artists do paint, provide for themselves by doing so, and even manage to remain historically relevant, but they avoid calling themselves painters. In a similar vein, most of us practice critical writing, sometimes on an everyday basis, but hesitate to present ourselves as professional critics. Where is critical thinking located in this entanglement of de-skilling and performativity?

You can attend the lecture on Wednesday, 6 April, at 6 pm in the Maribor Art Gallery / UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štukelj 2, Maribor.
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lectures,news,Season 15,  28. 3. 2016

Thijs Lijster: The Crisis of Criticism and Towards an “Espacement” of Criticism

WORLD OF ART
School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art
Season 15
Year 2 (Autumn 2015/Spring 2016)

Series of public lectures How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?

Thijs Lijster: The Crisis of Criticism
Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 2.40–4.20 p.m., Faculty of Arts (room 343), Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana

What is the “crisis of criticism”, which has been the subject of so many debates during the past decade, and what are its origins? Can we even speak of a crisis, if criticism is virtually omnipresent? This lecture will begin with a brief historical overview of art criticism, followed by discussions on the function of the critic (e. g. interpretation, judgment, connecting the work to the socio-historical context), the use and misuse of criticism, and ways out of the crisis. I will argue that the critic has still an important role to play in the democratic public sphere.

Thijs Lijster: Towards an “Espacement” of Criticism
Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 6 p.m., Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana

In this lecture I will relate contemporary developments in art criticism to the “time-space compression” that characterizes modernity. The shift from modern to contemporary art in the 1980s comes with both a de-historicization and de-territorialisation of criticism. Although I consider this development critically, I argue that new theoretical sources might generate a discourse that allows us to step out of the expert field of traditional criticism, thus creating a new space for criticism.
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news,Season 15,  24. 3. 2016

Series of public lectures: How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?

WORLD OF ART
School for curators and critics of contemporary art
Season 15 and 16


How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?

How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?
A series of public lectures and a workshop: March 2016 – January 2017

This year we will continue with How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?, a reflection on the current role and status of criticism in visual arts and culture conceived last year, with a new series of lectures.

The reflection proceeds from the awareness that art criticism is an important part of the art system that makes it possible for art to fully fulfil its social role; but because art criticism is gradually disappearing from traditional media, changing in accordance with the digitisation of the media and the democratisation of cultural production, and losing its position in the “power relations” within art field, its role and position are becoming increasingly more unclear.
This year, our point of departure is last year’s conclusion that it makes more sense to talk, not about the crisis of criticism, which manifest in criticism that has drifted significantly from its traditional format, but rather about new forms of critique.
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