Criticism, the Care and Feeding of
eca is very pleases to invited Marjorie Welish from New York, of Elizabeth Foundation Studio Center, New York and currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Art in American Studies at Edinburgh College of Art to give the above Seminar, tomorrow:
Friday 28 May at 3pm in the Wee Red Lounge.
You are warmly invited to attend.
This Seminar is part of a number over the next few weeks from Marjorie, below is the complete list. Introducing her work - http://www.slought.org/images/2002.Welish/ <http://www.slought.org/images/2002.Welish/> and http://www.slought.org/content/11008/ <http://www.slought.org/content/11008/>
"Marjorie Welish, a poet, painter and art critic, has contributed to several volumes on contemporary art, including Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, and Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics. She is the author of The Annotated "Here" and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2000) and Word Group (forthcoming 2004). Welish is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the International Studio Program, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. She is the author of Signifying Art: Essays on Art After 1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1999). In April 2002, Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania produced a conference on her art and writing, the proceedings of which became Of the Diagram: The work of Marjorie Welish <https://mmm1932dulles19-verio.com/slough/store/product_info.php?products_id=30> (Slought Books, 2003). he exhibits her paintings with Baumgartner Gallery in New York".
Criticism, the Care and Feeding of
A Rough Guide: Key Terms, Significant Readings. While appreciation stimulates interest in art and history gives a plausible account of origins, criticism, in response to a specific occasion of art on exhibition, investigates both the presuppositions and the realizations of art. Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
Edinburgh College of Art - Wee Red Lounge -28 May / ]PM
Considering works-in-progress in 'Art, Space and Nature' in relation to studio 'crits' Not another assessment (!), this seminar will raise the question: What are the rules of engagement for criticism (vs 'crits') with regard to works-in-progress? Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
Edinburgh College of Art * Room C] (Sculpture) * 4 June / 3PM
Natural Form and the Delta of Formalism
Does form expressed in botanicals (Hugh Cleghorn collection) and in sculptural reliefs (Vincent Fecteau) require differing modes of criticism? Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
Inverleith House * TBC
Word and Image
What is the role of criticism in verbal art? What are the criteria for articulating public speech? In addition to art as polemic, art as explanation comes under review, in discussing criticism as applied to the didactic register of inscriptions and diagrams. Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
Talbot Rice Gallery * I I June / I I AM
Art Criticism and Culture
How does art criticism focus and refocus on certain issues that certain exhibitions provoke? How does criticism address the enterprise of Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez, whose practice is informed through both an international idiom and a national perspectivism? Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
The Fruitmarket Gallery· 18 June / lOAM
Art Criticism and the Canon
On what grounds may the masterpiece be open to criticism? On what grounds is a relic of cultural heritage subject to criticism? Relevant readings to be distributed and discussed.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art * TBC
Marjorie Welish is an artist/critic whose practice encompasses both painting and poetry. Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Philadelphia: Siought Foundation, 2003) consists of papers given at a conference on her writing and art at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book of art criticism is Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Her writings have appeared in Art Monthly,Bomb, Partisan Review and Textual Practice. Currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Art I American Studies at Edinburgh College of Art, she is here to work on specific art projects and to give informal seminars in art criticism at several other sites: Inverleith House, the Talbot Rice Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery, and the National Gallery of Scotland. As Fulbright Fellow she has alsotaught seminars in art criticism at the University of Frankfurt, where she worked to complete Oaths? Questions? a limited-edition art book in collaboration with James Siena, published by Granary Books in 2009. Other art grants and fellowships awarded her:Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation, International Studio Program, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding. Isle of the Signatories (2008) is her most recent book of poems. She was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University in 2005. Welish regularly teaches in the graduate arts programs at Brooklyn College, Columbia University and Pratt Institute.
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