09 October 2006

I'm Going...

"Why do artists hate critics?" - Donald Kuspit

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 7:00 pm
School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 E 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Join Donald Kuspit as he speaks on the brief history of the use and abuse of art critics by modern artists. What is it about the psyche of the modern artist, more particularly, his/her anxiety about the meaning, value, communicative and staying power of his/her art that causes this abuse? It will be argued that the artist's manifesto, a modern phenomenon, often involving the artist's critical attacks on other artists, is another symptom of this anxiety and insecurity, as well as an attempt to foreclose critical analysis and evaluation of his/her art, and thus is ultimately self-destructive.

This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing program's Critics
Series, chaired by Thomas McEvilley.


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