Presentation of the book How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams

Date

From 20 May 2017

Schedule

16:00–17:30

Place

Garage Auditorium
Presentation of the book How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda WilliamsPresentation of the book How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams

DESCRIPTION

Gilda Williams will talk about how to translate visual experiences into words, explain the difference between evaluative and explanatory writing, and show how to avoid common pitfalls in art criticism.

Encouraging aspiring critics to write in clear, confident, and vivid language, How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams is itself an example of such engaging writing. Despite the great variety of genres in contemporary art criticism, ranging from sketchy notes for a blog to academic studies, a good critical piece, Williams argues, will always answer three key questions: What is it? What might this mean? Why does this matter to the world at large? The main trend of today, she points out, is the emergence of literary hybrids, with poetic texts appearing in serious publications and detailed reviews of exhibitions published in blogs.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

 

Gilda Williams is an art critic, editor, and lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 1994 to 2005 she was Editor and then Commissioning Editor at Phaidon Press. She is a regular contributor to ArtforumArt MonthlyThe Guardian and other periodicals.

 

 


 

Valentin Diaconov is a curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the author of many articles on art in both general interest and specialized publications (newspapers: Kommersant, Vremya Novostei, magazines: ArtChronika, Iskusstvo, Frieze, online press: Artinfo.com, ArtGuide, Raznoglasia).

 

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration

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