Art Criticism in Europe Today
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson interview Nina Power in a new special issue of The Brooklyn Rail
Below is a fraction from the interview – read the full piece here.
Castro & Ólafsson: How do you think it would affect art making and the art world if all art critics in Europe stopped writing and publishing any art critiques for the next three years?
Power: Well assuming you mean art criticism that wasn’t puffery, then I imagine artists might feel an enormous relief, but also a slight sadness. I imagine artists would start making work that would become directly critical of each other, to overcompensate. But what would the critics do in the meantime? Found community gardens? I do hope so.