Parallel Lines – A personal history of the guilt and pleasure of writing about art
London-based art critic and curator Sacha Craddock asks how can critical writing continue to further an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art?
Is the expanded market, the dominance of social media, and the rise of the academic, a threat to the role of the specialist art writer?
More about the speaker:
Sacha Craddock completed her BA in Fine Art painting at Central St Martins and her MA at Chelsea School of Art. After art school, she started writing for The Guardian and then The Times. She established and co-curated Bloomberg Space from 2002 to 2011. Her other roles include Chair of New Contemporaries and Braziers International Workshop, she is the public art advisor for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In 2005 she co-founded Artschool Palestine. Craddock has judged numerous prizes, such as the Turner Prize in 1999 and the John Moores Painting Prize in 2008. Among other things she has recently established the Contemporary Art Award at the British School at Rome, is writing a book on the changing notion of the contemporary in British Art for Reaktion Books. She has just curated an exhibition at IVAM, Valencia, Spain, of work by Gillian Wearing as well as ‘Then for Now’ at Delfina Foundation.
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