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Writing about Art

Online via Zoom

Workshop The Art and Architecture of Language

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26 - 28 January 2024

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

INR 6,000


11:00 AM - 2:30 PM IST

Worldwide Registration Open

About the Workshop

There are three major afflictions in writing about art today, in our contemporary, that this workshop will redress: Artists know better than anyone else why and what they are practicing but struggle to articulate this in their artist statements; Curators know better than anyone else why and what they are exhibiting but struggle to articulate this in their wall texts, catalogue entries, and grant proposals; and, Critics know better than anyone else why and what art and exhibitions they are writing about but tend to default to pure description or obsequiousness, whether writing for galleries, museums, exhibition publications, academically or journalistically.

About the Professor

Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the editor of Future Perfect: Catastrophe and Redemption in the Contemporary (Kaph 2023) and the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury 2019). Rohit has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Students who successfully complete the workshop are eligible for a BICAR Certificate of Completion. 


To register, we can facilitate two modes of payment — either a direct bank transfer to our Indian account or we also have a PayPal link:

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