|Web Celebrity Class with Georges Negri October 25, 2010
Georges Negri is a freelance art critic based in Troy, NY. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in the history of art, design, and visual culture and has contributed to the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton AM on CBC Radio One, PrairieArtsters.com and Shotgun-review.ca.
Negri recently launched the Post-Luddite Institute, a multimedia project that focuses on social engagement with digital technologies and the affects it may have on art, culture, and politics.
1. What is and isn’t art? Allow me to make the distinction….
The “artworld” has come to a place where so much is art it seems like there are no longer criteria for what qualifies an object or an idea as art. You have to really know what art is to make that distinction. And I do. So, let’s sit for an hour and look at some of the borderline examples of art. I promise, it will involve watching at least one video.
2. Towards a New Art Criticism – LIVE!!!
Contemporary art criticism takes both the critic and reader out of the gallery space and away from the works being discussed. What happens when the reader gets to witness and participate in criticizing an art work or exhibition? What are the results when new aesthetic criteria are used?