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October 4, 2010

RISD President Pleads for More Art Reviews

An interesting letter from Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda in today's Providence Journal, protesting the paper's recent scale-back of visual arts coverage -- criticism in particular. He writes, in part:

A good critique is what lets an artist grow, helping the ideas behind her work come alive and make an impact in the world. By seeing work through another's eyes, the artist learns more about herself, and the world learns more about what she was trying to say. It's what inspires interest in art. Our curriculum is based on critique as a methodology, and our culture in Rhode Island holds it dear, I know. I hope that you see the value of critique and art in the public sphere, and will reconsider your decision to limit art reviews in your publication.

To read the full letter, go here and scroll down to "Don't short visual arts."

October 4, 2010 5:27 PM | | Comments (1)

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If someone wants to hire me to do art reviews in RI, I can be packed by the end of the week.

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