In line with the nature of the current exhibition, Red Tape, the discussion will focus on the power of the critic determining the nature of that which is produced by the artists. Stanley Casselman, one of the exhibited artists, created a whole series (Inhaling Richter) based on art critic Jerry Saltz's challenge to reproduce Gerhard Richter's squeegee technique. Creating almost a 'brief' for the artist, one wonders whether there would have been the same impact if the challenge were to come from perhaps a lesser known critic. The talk will address the power of association and patronage from collectors, critics, dealers and curators - how far can it take an artist's career and what are the dangers of relying on that.
24 April 2014
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