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AICA UK Annual Lecture 2014: Roberta Smith


Roberta Smith, “Art Criticism: Personal and Political”

Tate Britain Clore auditorium

18.30pm Wednesday 3 December 2014

A drinks reception will follow

Tickets on sale from Tate Box office, tickets £12, AICA members £8 


Roberta Smith will discuss becoming and remaining a working art critic; the role, obligations, rituals and grind of the journalistic sub-genre; and of the changes wrought over four decades by the growth of the art world, by increasingly porous definitions of art and the onset of the digital age.

Roberta Smith is co-Chief Art Critic for The New York Times for which she has written since 1986, as well as for many other publications including Art Forum, Art in America and The Village Voice . She is one of America’s best known critics  , publishing many essays and reviews on contemporary art, and on the visual arts in general including the applied arts , design and  architecture . In 2003 Roberta Smith was awarded the College Art Association Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism.