In the fourth episode of the Hyperallergic Podcast we focus on the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
The exhibitions that rippled through our cultural fabric over the past year, at least those occurring in and around New York, have registered the predictable number of highs and lows, though 2014 did manage to plumb one nadir unlikely to be matched for a good long time.
We’re instinctively taught not to touch the art by stern museum guards and gallery attendants that drill into you the idea that it is untouchable, literally, but imagine my surprise when I visited the home of New York critic and curator Karen Wilkin and saw her cats really loving her sculpture collection.
On Monday, March 21, Hyperallergic editor Hrag Vartanian will join renowned critic and curator Karen Wilkin for a lively conversation about the work of six important artists — Susanna Heller, Ted Partin, William Powhida, Sean Scully, Robert Taplin and Summer Wheat.
The event is a fundraiser for the Triangle Arts Association, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities.
She’s one of New York’s old skool art critics and has penned books on everyone from David Smith to Edward Gorey. An authority on 20th C. modernism, Karen Wilkin agreed to talk to Hyperallergic about her experience as a longtime observer of the art world and in the process she spoke about an art world “afraid of missing out on something,” and she offers some advice to aspiring critics.