July 27, 2006

INTERVIEW | Raphael Rubinstein

Is art criticism in crisis?
Interview with Raphael Rubinstein
The Book Show, Radio National
27 July 2006

Why is it that even as criticism drifts away from academia it becomes more academic? Why do so many exhibition catalogues numb us with their obscure prose? Is there a serious breakdown in the dialogue around contemporary painting? Should art critics get back into the business of making value judgments? If there is need for a thorough re-examination of the art criticism profession, what questions do we need to start asking?

Raphael Rubinstein, senior editor of Art In America, raises the alarm about what he calls the quiet crisis creeping into art criticism.

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