AICA-USA's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place Friday, May 17 at the School of Visual Arts. Related programming includes a panel discussion after the meeting and a gallery tour the following Saturday. The full schedule is below.
Friday, May 17
School of Visual Arts, Room 101C, 133/141 West 21st Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
AICA-USA Annual Business Meeting
Open to AICA-USA members only
Light refreshments will be served.
*30 minute break*
Public Panel Discussion: Art Criticism in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects
Free and open to the public
Panelists: Yasi Alipour, Katy Diamond Hamer, Will Fenstermaker, Jasmine Weber
This talk gathers four art writers who began their careers in the 21st century, having entered the field during or shortly after the 2008 economic collapse in the United States. Panelists will discuss the particular challenges contemporary art writers face, including student debt, material precariousness, an oversaturated job market, a general lack of editorial attention or guidance, the prevalence of online publishing, and more. Along with these challenges, panelists will consider what possibilities exist for criticism in our moment. Additional topics include paid and unpaid opportunities available for art writers and how writers new to the field might find unique platforms for their work. Join us for a conversation among professionals who have experienced the first years of their writing careers in this particular moment, reflecting on how this has been and what can be done.
Saturday, May 18
Visit to The Walther Collection, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 718, New York, NY 10001
A guided tour of the current exhibition, Destruction and Transformation: Vernacular Photography and the Built Environment by AICA-USA member Felix Ho Yuen Chan. We will meet at the gallery.
AICA supports art writers around the world through public programs and membership that includes free access to museums across the globe. Since its formation in 1950, AICA has been committed to elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.
AICA supports arts writers around the world through public programs and membership that offers free access to museums across the globe. AICA-USA represents the largest national section of AICA International with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States. As part of the international organization, we benefit from a global reach in presence. AICA-USA is intent on international communication, elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.
AICA's membership card is recognized for entrance to museums around the world. Members are invited to attend the annual AICA International Congress, hosted each year by a different member nation, and the AICA-USA annual meeting, which is held every year in May.
Organized in collaboration with CUE Art Foundation, this program matches emerging critics with experienced AICA-USA members who guide them through the process of writing a catalogue essay.
A partnership between the Arts Writers Grant Program and AICA-USA that gives art writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.
Every fall, in cooperation with the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics, AICA-USA presents a Distinguished Critic Lecture.