September 22nd, 2008
NYAA PRESENTS “ART AND CULTURE: CRITICAL ESSAYS” LECTURE SERIES EVERY WEDNESDAYby Jo Panisch
Natalie Frank “Return/Reveal”, 2007
Are you at loss for conversation at those snobbish soirees your boss makes you attend? Well impress your friends with your cosmopolitanism and erudite appreciation for contemporary art by attending the New York Academy of Art’s lecture series titled, “Art and Culture: Critical Essays”. The collection of talks was inspired by the 1965 essays, to which the NYAA borrowed the title, by popular art critic Clement Greenberg. His essays were philosophic and questioning, often seeking to redefine the qualities of art. Featuring an assemblage of artists and art critics, the series mimics his core themes by exploring all sides of contemporary styles, artists, and trends with the aim to expand even the most bumptious art student’s perception.
And, for the less cynical, it’s also an opportunity to meet people with a genuine appreciation and perhaps garner one yourself. Art isn’t just a collection of paintings on a wall, it is day to day life and an opportunity to expand your perception of such.
Lecturers include Klaus Ottmann, Barry Schwabsky, Anna-Louise Kratzsch, Jansson Stegner, Lesley Dill, Thomas Woodruff, Jonas Burgert and more.
For more information on Wednesday September 24th’s Lecture by Klaus Ottmann “What is Art?” click here.