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A Forum on Art Criticism

Like each December’s, this year’s last Crit Cross has an international guest. After great dialogues with Zarina Muhammad from The White Pube in 2018 and Stephanie Bailey from Ocula in 2019, we are excited to be able to have a conversation this year with Rosalyn D’Mello from STIR.

Rosalyn D’Mello is a feminist writer, editor, and art critic. She moved from India to South Tirol earlier this year and has been reporting on events in our vicinity for the India-based publication STIR ever since. We’ve been following her ambitious writings in the last few months – during which she asked timeless questions like «Do audiences matter to artists?» or «Can the artist speak?», developing personal answers and also offered valuable perspectives on shows we saw in Salzburg («Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller», Museum der Moderne), Graz («Paranoia TV», Steirischer Herbst) or Vienna («…of bread, wine, cars, security and peace», Kunsthalle Wien).

Please find below some of D’Mello’swritings as an introduction to her critical practice:

-> The Freudian Glitch, D’Mello’s take on the Steirischer Herbst

-> Self-harm versus self-care, what does the art world enable? is about the way the art world deals with – and potentially commodifies – suffering.

-> Seeing a work of art in the age of coronavirus » addresses the ongoing present moment.

-- All of D’Mello’s texts for STIR 

-- For a longer piece of writing on her perspective, we recommend The empathy drink: reflections from a brown-eyed museum visitor.

In order to socialize while keeping the necessary physical distance, we will use Zoom for our discussion, which will take place in English. Join here.

This edition of Crit Cross is organised in cooperation with Depot - Raum für Kunst und Diskussion.

For more information please visit Verein K.
Crit Cross #11 is supported by the 7. District of Vienna and The City of Vienna.


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