AICA-USA member Michelle Marder Kamhi spoke on "The Undefining of Art and Its Consequences" at the Wackers Academy in Amsterdam on July 10th. Challenging both modernist and postmodernist views propounded by influential critics, her talk offered a theory in support of traditional representational art, based in part on material from her recent book, Who Says That's Art?. Faculty and students from the academy, which is devoted to classical training in figurative painting, drawing, and sculpture, were among the audience members and engaged in a lively discussion following the talk. Listen to a recording of the talk below.
For more art criticism by Michelle Marder Kamhi, check out her blog.
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.