SoHo Arts Network Presents: Art + Criticism Public Talk
Monday, March 27
101 Spring Street
New York, NY
A conversation with Elizabeth Baker, former Editor-in-Chief of Art in America; Melissa Rachleff Burtt, professor at New York University’s Steinhardt school and curator of Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery; and Phyllis Tuchman, art critic and biographer. Moderated by Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews. The panelist consider the importance of art criticism to the burgeoning New York art community from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s and examines the historical and contemporary role of the art critic.
The panel addresses Donald Judd’s role historically as an artist and art critic. Judd published criticism in the 1950s and 1960s in ARTnews and Arts magazines, where he evaluated, on average, twenty exhibitions on a monthly basis. He later published longer form pieces on art, architecture, and politics in additional publications, including Art in America and Artforum, among others.
This event is held in conjunction with Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, curated by Melissa Rachleff Burtt, professor at NYU’s Steinhardt school. On view through April 1, 2017.
Art in America is the media partner for SoHo Arts Network Presents: Art + Criticism Public Talk.
About the SoHo Arts Network
The SoHo Arts Network (SAN) fosters collaboration between non-profit arts institutions and artistic leaders within the area of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Founded in 2014 by non-profit arts organizations, the network celebrates the rich history of SoHo’s unique creative community and advances the neighborhood’s continued cultural contributions to the lives of both residents and visitors. Further, it provides an important platform to increase awareness of the neighborhood’s continued importance as an arts district.
Members include Apex Art, Artists Space, Center for Architecture: AIA New York Chapter, Center for Italian Modern Art, Dia Art Foundation, The Drawing Center, The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, HarvestWorks, Emily Harvey Foundation, ICP Museum, Judd Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New Museum, Recess, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery.