Artist, critic, curator, and former Dean of the Yale University School of Art, UAL Honorary Doctor Robert Storr will deliver the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) UK seventh annual lecture at UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts on 23 November 2018, where he will he will discuss the art of the interview and its relationship to art criticism.
Professor Storr will expand upon his process, of which he has stated:
“my general approach is not to cross-examine artists, but to ask real questions to which I would like to have the answers.”
Storr’s career spans more than four decades, during which he has conducted hundreds of interviews with artists, curators and critics. From 1990 –2002 he was senior curator at the museum of Modern Art, New York, and in 2007 was the first American-born curator to be appointed Director of Visual Arts for the Venice Biennale. He has written regularly for Art In America, Artforum, Parkett and Frieze.
His latest book Interviews on Art (Heni Publishing, 2017) includes extensive conversations with more than fifty international artists, curators and critics such as Louise Bourgeois, Buckminster Fuller and Yvonne Rainer.
This lecture coincides with the his third teaching residency at Chelsea College of Arts and this year Professor Storr will be also be teaching at UAL’s Camberwell College of Arts. AICA is an independent membership organisation that works in official association with UNESCO.
Interview as Criticism: Chelsea College of Arts, 23 November 2018 at 6.30pm
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Image shows Robert Storr with Louise Bourgeois installing DISLOCATIONS at MoMA 1992. Photograph courtesy of Robert Storr, 2013