External activity | Jovanka Popova's presentation XLVII AICA International Congress South Korea „Art Ctiticism in a Labyrinth”| National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul | 8 – 16 October, 2014
What is the role of art criticism in a global environment? What new approaches can we suggest? And what methodologies do we need to develop, to deal with the diversities of expression and the complexities of the contemporary art world?
We believe it is necessary to look again at crucial issues, such as the relationship between the art critic and curator, the art market and art institutions, the audience and the artist, and art and society. All these factors are interdependent and have totally transformed the conditions for making and exhibiting art, and for communicating it to a public. Art criticism’s crisis of identity and difficulty with value judgment affects the way that we have come to think about its role and function. We need to review some of the artistic, economic, social and technological factors that have contributed to this condition.
Spinning on an Axis - exhibition curated by Basak Senova & Stephane Ackermann with works by Yane Calovski & Benji Boyadgian, opened at Thursday, October 2, 2014–Saturday, November 22, 2014.
The exhibition takes place in the context of curated by vienna: The Century of the Bed. The renowned architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina has created the theoretical concept for the sixth edition of curated by_vienna. The project is organized by departure, the creative unit of the Vienna Business Agency, in cooperation with 20 selected Viennese contemporary art galleries. www.curatedby.at - http://www.curatedby.at