March 10, 2005

COMMENT | What has happened to art criticism?

Source: Spiked
1 February 2005

According to JJ Charlesworth, the critic is becoming a dandified copywriter, producing 'beautiful writing about beautiful objects and their beautiful makers'. Charlesworth writes: 'It's clear that no one can much agree on any clear mission for "art writing", criticism or the role the critic ... It seems that the intellectual and political conditions in which contemporary art now exists are in danger of making writing about it dysfunctional.'

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