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Aruna D'Souza gives the AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture Nov 26

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AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at The 8th Floor Art Space
Mon 26, Nov 2018

17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Aruna D'Souza delivers the twelfth annual AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture in partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. When she returned to art writing two years ago, after a five-year absence, Aruna D'Souza decided she would like her approach to the task to atone for past failures—failures of politics, of style, of generosity. She had just read Ta-Nehisi Coates' "A Case for Reparations" and began to wonder what, in the era of Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName, a reparative mode of criticism might look like. Her talk will explore some of her thinking—and set out some further questions about what art criticism might offer in our urgent political moment. The AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture is an annual celebration of an exemplary writer whose lecture addresses seminal issues in contemporary art criticism. More info here.