Thursday, June 10, 2010

One person's opinion on art criticism in Canada


Thanks to Andrea Carson for pointing it out in the first place. Michelle Kuran tries to write an overview of the current state of the CanArtCrit scene. Some quotes
After conducting 40-odd interviews with artists, critics and curators across Canada, I found precious little evidence that our critics understand their primary job.
I can’t think of an article that has stayed with me, although some have been not bad. It’s rewarding when critics take one’s work seriously, but that almost never happens.
Pity she didn't bother with the French side of things.