AICA-USA congratulates three members on their recent publications.
Paul Maziar's One Foot in the Other World was released in January of this year by AC Books. Fellow AICA member Jarrett Earnest says of the essay collection, "One Foot is a chatty carousel, covering the last ten years of art in and around Portland, Oregon. Tumbling between observation, reflection, and digression, he tells the stories of what it's like to be there, in front of that painting, in that art scene, in the second decade of the twenty-first century. This has the great advantage of being a critic's 'first' book, where the reader shares in working out foundational concepts of whatever 'art' or 'painting' or 'writing' is or might be. As Maziar says of Marcel Duchamp's 'shaved' Mona Lisa—'I like that he did this.'"
In her new book The Philosophy of Curatorial Practice: Between Work and World, Sue Spaid places the artworld under a microscope to demonstrate how curators collaborate with artists to structure ‘experiences’ that birth ‘artworld theories’. Building on Marcel Duchamp’s notion that ‘the spectator completes the work of art’, she credits spectators with weaving the narratives that lend artworks their meaning, a view ordinarily attributed to the artist and/or curator prior to the exhibition. In treating artworks as ongoing events whose presentational histories begin with their first public appearance, she shows how artworks are hardly static objects bound to particular eras.
Gregory Volk, in the most comprehensive monograph to date on the innovative abstract site related installations of German artist Katharina Grosse, details how her work radically extends the possibilities for abstract painting.
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 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 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.