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lectures,news,Season 16,video,  10. 11. 2016

Fouad Asfour: Unlearning Art Writing

Together with The Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory we cordially invite you to attend the public lecture by

Fouad Asfour: Unlearning Art Writing

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4 pm
+MSUM, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana



How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?

In December we will continue with series of public lectures How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?, a reflection on the current role and status of criticism in visual arts.
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lectures,news,Season 16,video,  30. 9. 2016

Antonija Letinić: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Criticism?

Together with The Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory we cordially invite you to attend the public lecture by

Antonija Letinić: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Criticism?

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 6 pm
Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana



This autumn 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.

About the lecture
“In this lecture I will reflect upon changes in art criticism in the context of media transformation, including technological changes, as well as through interrelation with changes in art production. Traditional media have been changing the way they produce media content: we have seen PR replacing journalistic work, the dissolution of the news room, the disappearance of various journalistic forms (reportage, research journalism, criticism), and on the other hand the blurring of the borders between forms (criticism – report – review). These changes include the technology through which the content is presented and distributed as well as transformation of news production into a commodity. In the lecture I will also deal with the relation between critical art and art criticism in this aspect of the interdisciplinarity of art and where these forms clash and interfere.”
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news,Season 16,  29. 9. 2016

Izidor Barši and Kaja Kraner (ŠUM): Discourses Accompanying Art: Art Criticism

Together with The Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory we cordially invite you to attend the public lecture by

Izidor Barši and Kaja Kraner (ŠUM): Discourses Accompanying Art: Art Criticism

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 6 pm
Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana


This autumn 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.

About the lecture
Proceeding from the analysis of certain current approaches to the theorisation of contemporary visual arts in Slovenia, which can be said to belong to the critical-theoretical “expert discourse”, we use the concept of discursive architectonics to try to reconstruct and analyse: 1) the various approaches of placing art within a broader field, most often the “social” or “outside” field or the “other/inartistic” field, and placing the authors themselves and their discursive practise in the same fields; 2) the material effects of this placement.
Because theoretical discourses on art are inevitably based on the modern concept of art as an autonomous sphere and because – in line with this – most writers also inevitably assume a certain development of this concept, we try to think about what kind of a relation can exist between a specific theoretical/discursive practise or context and the “particular condition” of the writer and about what real/material effects the two can have on the art field itself.
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lectures,news,Season 16,video,  23. 9. 2016

Maja Breznik: Presenting the Analysis “Where Has Art Criticism Gone?”

Together with The Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory we cordially invite you to the presentation of the analysis Where Has Art Criticism Gone? by Maja Breznik. The presentation and the analysis are part of the programme How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?.

Maja Breznik: Presenting the Analysis “Where Has Art Criticism Gone?”

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 6 pm
Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana



This autumn 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.

“In the analysis, I compare today’s visual-art criticism with newspaper criticism of the mid-1980s (I analyse newspapers Delo, Dnevnik, Večer, Primorske novice, Naši razgledi/Pogledi). I compare the public visibility of contemporary visual arts, content-related changes in art criticism and the socio-economic position of art critics. The analysis of contemporary visual-art criticism is complemented with an epistemological reading of contemporary expert articles and academic writings. Deriving from a “loud” symptomatic reading (Althusser 1965, Ginzburg 1986), I discern theoretical conceptions, the construction of the object of visual arts and the horizon and external borders of contemporary critical-theoretical production. I try to explain how art criticism fits into the art system and the process of institutionalising art, if it does at all.”
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