Post-Armory Audibles II

Although puckering out may seem imminent, Armory Week signals the beginning of the spring art season and a wake-up call for all before summer. This second helping of lectures spotlights the critic in all of us.

Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present: A Roundtable Discussion @ New Museum (235 Bowery, New York), March 10, 2013. 3pm, $8.

“This conversation at the New Museum between the editors [Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson] and several of the volume’s authors will further pursue the book’s spirit of inquiry. Building upon the investigatory nature of “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” as well as the New Museum’s own institutional history, this program asks what is at stake in historicizing the art and theory of the recent past; what can be gained from this endeavor; what are the potential pitfalls and complications of this activity; and, most importantly, how it is possible to put forward a working definition of contemporary art?”


Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Twinky as Prima Ballerina (Self-portrait), c. 1967-69, Mixed media 9 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/2 inches, Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok, New York

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Twinky as Prima Ballerina (Self-portrait), c. 1967-69, Mixed media 9 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/2 inches, Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok, New York



Holland Cotter: Blocked @ SVA (333 West 23rd Street, New York), March 14, 2013.

“As a writer, you may meet a subject that challenges preconceptions you didn’t know you had, and raises emotions you didn’t expect to feel. Confusion. Paralysis. How do you start? Where do you go? Is where you go ‘art criticism’? Is ‘art criticism’ a bigger thing than what you thought?”




Kim Levin @ Ceres Gallery, March 14, 2013. 6:30 – 8:00pm.                                              RSVP required (Stefany Benson, Director Ceres Gallery,

Levin is a crucial staple of the New York art scene after cementing her spot on the Village Voice writing staff for two decades and serving as the AICA president between 1996 and 2002. The Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art orchestrated an installation of her notes, transcriptions of her gallery pit-stops, between 1975 and 2004 that only further supports her standing as an archivist of contemporary art passing through our grand city. She currently contributes to Art News and, in addition to sharing whatever morsel of knowledge she feels, will expand upon “effective ways for exhibiting artists to communicate with art critics.”



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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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