Press Release: The New Art Examiner and the Legacy of Jane Addams

New Art Examiner Now

Finding Relevance for Independent Voices Beyond Art World Institutions

With presenters Derek Guthrie, Diane Thodos, Richard Siegesmund among others.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hull House (map)

From  New Art Examiner Now:

We at the New Art Examiner Now are responding to a contemporary crisis: the declining relevance of art criticism and meaningful cultural interpretation. Mainstream art has become an intensely market driven system, supporting a huge industry of education, trading and investment. The monetization and commodification of art – What Robert Hughes has called “the appalling commercialization of the art world” – has marginalized meaningful debate that challenges this situation. We seek writers who present insight into this problem and offer imaginative alternatives for civic engagement and discourse.