Using Renny Pritikin’s “Prescription for a Healthy Art Scene” as a point of departure, Art Practical contributing editors will invite local cultural producers to discuss the needs and opportunities of Miami’s expanding art scene.
Presented by Art Practical Director, Patricia Maloney
Guest Speakers: Hunter Braithwaite, Sylvie Fortin, and Gean Moreno
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:00pm
LegalArt, 1035 N. Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Baudelaire made this claim for impartiality at the outset of his career as an art critic, but is that really what we want from criticism?
This conversation posits that a critic must be deeply invested in an art scene and an artist’s closest viewer.
But how to stake such claims while remaining responsible to the task of crafting an informed, and informative perspective on an exhibition or work?
How to structure an argument for or against what’s on view so a reader can judge the judgements?
How might one offer a fair and honest assessment when everyone shows up at the same bar?
And what does criticism offer to an emerging community?
LEGALART is a non-profit, arts space in downtown Miami empowering artists through educational and professional programs, legal assistance and referrals, and a live/work residency program.
ART PRACTICAL, a San Francisco-based online magazine currently participating in LegalArt’s Residency Program, will publish an issue dedicated exclusively to Miami’s art scene in November.
This program is made possible with the support of the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs.