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AICA UK Glasgow: Oh, What a Blow that Phantom Gave Me!


AICA UK Glasgow

Oh, What a Blow that Phantom Gave Me!

During Glasgow International 2018 


a panel exploring and embodying experimental art criticism

convened by Maria Fusco

supported by The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and Hunterian Art Gallery

book stall by Good Press


2-6pm, 28 April 2018

Hunterian Art Gallery lecture theatre, 82 Hillhead Street, G12 8QQ


2.30-2.40                 welcome from Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton

2.40-3.00                 Maria Fusco

3.00-3.10                 Helen Nisbet

3.10-3.30                 Chris Fite-Wassilak

3.30-3.50                 break

3.50-4.10                 Richard Parry

4.10-4.30                 Mason Leaver-Yap

4.30-5.00                 panel discussion / Q&A

5.00-7.00                 reception / launch of Fusco’s Give Up Art: Collected Critical Writing


Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton is a writer and curator and Secretary-General AICA International and President AICA UK. She was Editor of Artscribe International and National Director of Visual Arts for Arts Council England. In 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Anglian Ruskin University for services to British Artists.


Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and critic. He is a regular contributor to Apollo, Art Monthly, Art Papers, ArtReview and frieze; his writing has also appeared in Art & Australia,, Flash Art and Tate Etc. He is a contributing editor of ArtReview, and co-organiser with artist Anne Tallentire of the event ‘hmn’. His short book of essays, Ha-Ha Crystal (2016) is published by Copy Press, and he is a member of AICA.


Maria Fusco is an award-winning interdisciplinary writer working across the registers of criticism, fiction and theory. Her work is translated into ten languages and has been commissioned by organisations including: Artangel, BBC Radio 4; Film London; National Theatre Wales and Performa, NY. She is a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London and is a member of AICA.


Helen Nisbet is Curatorial Fellow at Cubitt, an artist-led gallery in London. She has worked with organisations including Contemporary Art Society, London) and Creative Time, NY and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She is founder of Shetland Night in London, an event that celebrates her native islands and co-founder of the curatorial collaborative Hi Barbara.


Richard Parry is the Director of Glasgow International (2017-). He was Curator-Director at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2013-17); Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery (2008-2013) and Exhibitions Assistant at the British Council. Parry has written for Art Review, Frieze and Modern Painters and is a member of AICA.


Mason Leaver-Yap works with artists to produce texts, exhibitions, and events. They have recently been working with Renée Green and Free Agent Media, Alexis Mitchell and Sharlene Bamboat, Sarah Pierce, Kat Anderson, Evan Ifekoya, Jamie Crewe, Lisa Tan, Moyra Davey, Pat Hearn, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Sharon Hayes, Charlotte Prodger, Beatrice Gibson with CAConrad and Eileen Myles, Marwa Arsanios, Yto Barrada, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.


Tickets are free but booking is essential


*The title of this event is stolen from Edmund Carpenter’s book of the same name.