Looking at Art, Thinking About Art: Exhibitions and Art Writing for Artists

January 28–April 22, 2022

January 28–April 22, 2022

Museum of Art and Design at MDC

Looking at Art, Thinking About Art: Exhibitions and Art Writing for Artists

Seminars for New World School of the Arts Students

This four-part seminar for New World School of the Arts upper-level undergraduates in Visual Arts brings two New York-based curators and writers, Linda Norden and Joseph R. Wolin, to look at exhibitions and various forms of accompanying writing as essential adjuncts to studio practice. The broad intent of this series is to raise students’ level of critical thinking about artistic practices, including their own, and the ways they are disseminated and consumed. The series aims to give students an in-depth introduction to the ways the reception of art is influenced by its physical and intellectual contexts. Spanning the course of a semester, the four workshops explore ideas and practices of close looking, exhibition presentation strategies, critical art writing, and artist books and publications.

January 28
Linda Norden: “Looking at Art, Part 1: Art, Artist, Curator, Viewer; Place and Space”

February 18
Joseph R. Wolin: “Genres of Art Writing: Gallery Text, Formal Analysis, and Exhibition Reviews”

March 25, 2022
Joseph R. Wolin: “Artist Statements and Exhibition Catalogues”

April 22, 2022
Linda Norden: “Looking at Art, Part 2: Space, Place, Context”