Antonija Letinić: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Criticism?


Together with SCCA-Ljubljana we cordially invite you to the lecture given by Antonija Letinić, Editor-in-chief of the Internet publication (based in Zagreb), as part of the programme How Critical Is the Condition of Critical Writing?. The lecture will be held in English.

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 6 p.m., Project Room, SCCA–Ljubljana, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Antonija Letinić: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Criticism?

In this lecture I will reflect upon changes in art criticism in the context of media transformation, including technological changes, as well as through interrelation with changes in art production. Traditional media have been changing the way they produce media content: we have seen PR replacing journalistic work, the dissolution of the news room, the disappearance of various journalistic forms (reportage, research journalism, criticism), and on the other hand the blurring of the borders between forms (criticism – report – review). These changes include the technology through which the content is presented and distributed as well as transformation of news production into a commodity. In the lecture I will also deal with the relation between critical art and art criticism in this aspect of the interdisciplinarity of art and where these forms clash and interfere.

Antonija Letinić is Editor-in-chief of the Internet publication (based in Zagreb) and is in charge of other projects run by the organisation Kurziv – Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society – such as the educational programme Kulturpunkt’s Journalistic School ‘World of Art’ and programme Criticism – Past, Present, Future. She is one of the founders of the organisation Nemeze – an Association for the Development of Non-Profit Media as well as a member and a president of the organisation Kurziv that runs

Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and SCCA–Ljubljana/World of Art.
Supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and ERSTE Foundation.