Creative Control — Criticism as Art, and Art as Criticism
“Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art,” Susan Sontag, one of America’s most astute interpreters of art, once wrote—surely with a touch of irony. But is critical thinking really an enemy of the creative spirit? Or is it precisely this friction that makes for a richer, more dynamic cultural landscape? This conversation addresses the necessity, and the limits, of both art and criticism, and how the relationship between artist and critic has evolved over time.
Moderator: Jennifer Krasinski, Senior Editor, Artforum
Participants: Rhonda Lieberman, Writer and Artist, Contributing Editor, Artforum; Carroll Dunham, Artist and Critic; Tobi Haslett, Writer and Critic