Cultural Criticism Just a few decades ago, mainstream newspapers and magazines that considered contemporary culture as their broad subject included designated art critics as regular contributors. A vigorous mainstream dialogue about art past and present resulted.
The existence of that often contentious but always accessible dialogue -- conducted by such diverse figures as Peter Plagens, Ingrid Sischy, Hilton Kramer, and Robert Hughes -- implied that awareness of art and the discourse around it was an aspect of active citizenship. The best of what they wrote endures as significant contributions to the literature of art.
While the impulse to produce that kind of writing for that kind of audience persists, the opportunities for doing so, as either a staff writer or a free lance, have diminished considerably.
This dialogue will examine those developments and their implications for the future of informed writing about art as a feature of mainstream culture.
Moderator: Doug Sheer, author, artist, technologist, founder and chairman, ATOA Participant: A. D. Coleman, author, critic and art historian Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairman
The State of Artists' Estates Herb Nass, who has appeared as an estate pundit on Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Entertainment Tonight, and many other shows, will cover issues he has seen in the wills and estates of artists that have been probated and address salient issues to be considered when artists create testamentary or trust dispositions. Joan Jeffri will discuss,
Moderator: Stacy Veloudios, Esq., lawyer, ATOA Board Member Participant: Herb Nass, estate lawyer, author of, Participant: Magda Salvesen, art historian, curator, author of, Participant: Joan Jeffri, Dir. Research Center for Arts and Culture, National Center for Creative Aging Participant: Mimi Smith, artist, recipient of Joan Mitchell grant to archive her work Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, ATOA President
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The end of our Winter 2013 season.
ATOA wishes to thank: The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Lower Manhattan Community Council, The Bachman Foundation, and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs, for their generous support.