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What is Critique? Symposium, Nov 20

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What is Critique? is an all day symposium that consists of panel discussions with artists, critics, teachers, and students city-wide that investigates the role that art critiques and criticism play in art production. The first half of the day will focus on the nature and function of art critiques as a form criticism and pedagogy. The latter part of the day will be a panel discussion addressing the relationship between critical theory, art production and art reception. Participants include Jay Bernstein, Tom Butter, Chris Cutrone, Simone Douglas, James Elkins, Lydia Goehr, Gregg Horowitz, and more.

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November 20th, 2010

6 East 16th Street (between University and 5th Ave)
Room 1009

1:30-2:15: Congregation
2:15-2:30: Introductory Remarks
2:30-4:30: The Art Critique: Its History, Theories, and Practices (James Elkins, Tom Butter, and Simone Douglas)
4:30-6:00: Dinner Break
6:00-9:00: The Relevance of Critical Theory to Art Today (Jay Bernstein, Chris Cutrone, Lydia Goehr, Gregg Horowitz)

This event is sponsored by the Platypus Affiliated Society, New School Union of Political Science Students, and Parsons Fine Arts Department.

If you are interested coming, please register for free here since space is limited to 100 people. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Chris Mansour at

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