The Casual Art Critic
Taught by Elysa
Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and Goldsmiths College, Elysa Lozano’s art practice emulates a not-for-profit, called Autonomous Organization, which has produced proposals for Socialist colonies in a high-rise building in Houston, Texas, re-branded an exhibition space in London as a construction site, and created a web archive of project space survival strategies. Between curating, writing and conducting field research, she lectures at CUNY LaGuardia in Figure Drawing, Art History, and Urban Studies.
For more on Elysa, check out the following links: http://www.autonomousorganization.org/Home.html
In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork.
In this workshop, we will look at how to talk about art outside of a professional context. We will practice a few simple structures for expressing interest or dislike of a work, practice talking about a range of different types of works, engage in informal discussions, and walk out a casual art critic!