Good writing skills combined with a critical mindset – for art criticism as ‘visual storytelling’…
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018.
How to Write about Contemporary Art – WORKSHOP
Art criticism is essential to the development of a dynamic and vibrant art scene. An Paenhuysen understands it in a playful way, as a kind of visual storytelling: telling a story based on visual language, which is cinematic and includes the lighting, the space, the setting, and the sounds. Together with up to 30 participants from Albania, she will explore creative art criticism as a mixed media phenomenon, from blogging to Instagram, with writing and thinking exercises for eye-training and mind-sharpening.
An Paenhuysen is a curator, art critic and art educator based in Berlin. She has curated various shows at the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum of Con- temporary Art, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, KINDL – Center for Contemporary Art Berlin, etc. She wrote a dissertation about the cultural criticism of the Belgian avant-garde in the 1920s. She especially likes blogging on art and she does so on her blog anpaenhuysen.blogspot.com. She is a lecturer for Node Center for Curatorial Studies, where she teaches on art criticism and creative forms in art writing. Recently she published “Underwear Secrets. Little Thoughts in Art”, a compilation of flash stories based on her guided tours at the Museum of Contemporary Art.