Online Course HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT ART? : a seminar on the crit by Dagmara Genda

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Online Course HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT ART? : a seminar on the crit by Dagmara Genda
  • Gain valuable feedback on your work from your peers and instructor
  • an awareness of the different types of dialogues one can have about art
  • a series of strategies that can be used to acquire useful feedback about one’s work, or to aid in giving feedback to others
  • an overview of different ways crits are and have been conducted in different institutions
  • a brief “history” of how artists have talked about art

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Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 30 | Language: English

Online Course HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT ART? : a seminar on the crit by Dagmara Genda

“In this four-part course, participants will learn about and employ different feedback techniques, past and present, to talk about their own work, as well as that of other artists. Everyone will have the opportunity to present completed or in-process work for peer review.

The art critique forms an integral part of not only art education, but a variety of professional or semi-professional arts programs, of which artist residencies are one. However, the function of a critique is misty at best. There is no exhaustive history of the so-called „art crit,“ nor is there a particular methodology to how it should be conducted. Despite the fact that art has diversified into many sub-classifications—performance, conceptual, activist, archival, to name a few—and the evaluation of quality has been relativized by the introduction of new mediums and non-European traditions, the crit still forms the backbone of many art academies.
The artist’s crit is increasingly coming under scrutiny, prompting more questions than answers: What criteria are being used and how obvious are these criteria? How are power relations in crits negotiated? Is it possible to maintain an atmosphere of experimental transgression and keep participants safe? How does the language of the crit differ from art criticism? What relationship does language have to art? These questions will be explored through a series of lectures and group critiques, both live and through an online forum.” (Text by courtesy of Dagmara Genda)

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Portrait Dagmara Genda

Dagmara Genda is an artist and writer. Her art art has been shown at the Arp Museum, Remagen DE Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; the Esker Foundation, Calgary; Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area Biennial 2014, as well as numerous public and private venues across Canada, the US and Europe. Genda is currently completing a public art project for the expansion of the subway system in Toronto.

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We will use the Zoom Meeting application for the live sessions. You need a stable internet connection. There are two ways to access the live meeting:

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