Writing about Art

Online via Zoom

Workshop The Art and Architecture of Language

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23 April, 24 April, 1 May, 2022

Saturdays and Sundays

INR 6,000

Participation

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 co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and 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. Rohit 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.

Certificate

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

Refund Policy

We will refund your mode of payment — minus a 25% processing fee — if you register but choose not to take this workshop before the first session. Or, you can ‘roll over’ your balance towards another or future BICAR workshop or course without a fee deduction.

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