As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of cultural institutions in Berlin for special events: Radialsytem V, the JFK Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, Kino Babylon, the United States Embassy, and the Hertie School of Governance.

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Monday, April 28, 2014, 07:30 pm | Arts and Culture

Criticism in the Expanded Field: Roberta Smith in Conversation with Isabelle Graw

In this public talk, acclaimed art critics Roberta Smith, the co-chief art critic at the New York Times, and Isabelle Graw, founding editor or Texte zur Kunst and a professor of art theory and art history at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, will discuss the ways in which the rise of the internet and the subsequent expansion of online forms of art criticism, such as blogging and tweeting, have changed art criticism in the past decade. They will discuss their own experience writing “print criticism,” as well as the expansion of the art world and the kinds of art being produced.