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The garden at the Cervantes Institute in New York
Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3-6pm Panel Discussion; 6-7:30pm Reception

Cervantes Institute
211 East 49th Street, New York, NY
Admission: Free with RSVP through

What is the situation of art criticism in Europe? How should we talk about art criticism in a local geo-cultural context while art is becoming a global phenomenon? What role does social media play in making local art criticism globally accessible? What is the role of the art critic in shaping identity of local art? These are only a few questions, which noted scholars and critics from Spain, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic will address during the panel discussion Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe. Moderated by
Hyperallergic's co-founder and editor Hrag Vartanian, the discussion will begin with opening remarks by Marek Bartelik PhD, president of AICA International, followed by a presentation by each panelist about the current state of art criticism in their representative country with the emphasis on criticism in daily newspapers.


Dorota Jarecka (Poland)

Marja-Terttu Kivirinta (Finland)

Javier Montes (Spain)

Jonathan T. D. Neil (U.K)

Tomás Pospiszyl (Czech Republic)


Hrag Vartanian (Hyperallergic)

3-6pm Panel Discussion

6-7:30pm Reception in the garden

Free admission with mandatory RSVP at

This panel, Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe, will be accompanied by a special edition of the Brooklyn Rail (May issue), devoted to art criticism in Europe and the United States.

Organized by AICA International and EUNIC New York as well as Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Spain Culture New York, The Czech Center New York, and The Polish Cultural Institute New York; in collaboration with AICA-USA and The Cervantes Institute in New York.

Media partners: Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, NY Art Beat.

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