Audio Recording: Art Criticism Between and Around the Coasts

Art Criticism Between and Around the Coasts, a panel discussion hosted by AICA-USA, took place Saturday, February 15, 2020, as part of the College Art Association Annual Conference. The panel consisted of AICA-USA members working in different parts of the country. Speakers were invited to consider ways that critics can expand perceptions of contemporary art through coverage of artists whose artwork and practice function or resonate differently outside of New York, which for many artists and critics is synonymous with the market context.

Chair: Susan Noyes Platt, Ph.D., AICA-USA

Jean Bundy, AICA-International board member and Climate Change envoy
Climate Change Alert through Arctic Aesthetics

Alexandra Karl, Ph.D., AICA-USA
The State of Criticism in the Mormon West

Elliot Joseph Reichert, AICA-USA
On the Necessity of Comprehensive and Diverse Art Criticism in the Midwest

Mahsa Farhadikia, AICA-USA
Art Criticism, Inclusiveness and the Problem of “Othering”

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.
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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.

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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.

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Featured Programs

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.

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