AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture: Carolina A. Miranda, "Going Local"
Carolina A. Miranda. Photograph by Jay L. Clendenin.
Carolina A. Miranda. Photograph by Jay L. Clendenin.

Carolina Miranda: Going Local
Tuesday, November 10
7:00–9:00pm EST
Virtual Event

AICA-USA is pleased to announce that Carolina A. Miranda will deliver the fourteenth annual AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture in partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. At a time in which the art world has gone global, what does it mean to write locally? Miranda will talk about covering Los Angeles through the lens of art and architecture.

The AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lectures at The New School are an annual event addressing current issues in the world of art criticism. Previous lecturers have been Michael Brenson, Linda Nochlin, Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter, Peter Schjeldahl, Michelle Kuo, Lucy Lippard, Carolyn Christoph-Bakargiev, Naomi Beckwith, Negar Azimi, Paul Chaat Smith, Aruna D'Souza and, most recently, Courtney J. Martin.

Carolina A. Miranda is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers culture, with a focus on art and architecture. This includes in-depth reports on the intersection of art and race, innovations by Pritzker Prize-winning architects, developments in international film, and issues of art and gentrification in Los Angeles. Prior to joining The Times, she was an independent magazine writer and radio reporter producing cultural stories for Time, ARTnews, Architect, Art in America, Fast Company, NPR’s All Things Considered and PRI’s Studio 360. She was a regular contributor at WNYC and is currently a regular on KCRW’s “Press Play with Madeleine Brand.” Miranda is a winner of the 2017 Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism. She served as founding co-chair of the Los Angeles Times Guild, the first employee union in the publication’s nearly 140 years in existence, and currently serves as an at-large officer.

This event is free and open to the public. Event details including registration information are forthcoming.

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