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Crit Cross #4

A Forum on Art Criticism

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2018, 19:00

Verein K and the mumok Bibliothek are very happy to invite you to the fourth edition of Crit Cross. A Forum on Art Criticism.

Crit Cross is a reading and discussion group of current critical writing about art and society, a platform for the sustainable promotion of art- and sociocritical dialogue and art-related topics, founded by Verein K in Vienna. Meetings take place every two months and are facilitated by art critic, image theorist and curator Klaus Speidel. Discussions take place in German or English, oral summaries of each text are provided before the discussion.

Anyone is welcome to suggest a text published in the last two months for discussion and join the group.    
Twice a year, international critics are invited to Vienna to put their own texts up for discussion.  

The texts we want to discuss at the mumok library on the 6th of December are:

Matthias Dusini

« Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die Historie », Falter 45/18, 7.11. 2018
« Die Beauty und das Biest », Falter 43/18, 24.10.2018
(Thanks to Fiona Liewehr & Julian Turner for their suggestion!) English summaries will be provided before the discussion.
 Dusini’s texts invite a critical reflection on the role of museums as public institutions and the prize they pay in their quest for new audiences in Austria and beyond.

Lou Cornum

« One Take: Invitation to Freedom », Frieze, No. 199, November-December 2018
Lou Cornum’s text about a performance by Rebecca Belmore appeared in Frieze’s edition on decolonialization. It asks questions about art audiences, identity and the relationship between art and politics, introducing a completely different, but not less relevant, discussion than the two texts by Dusini.

If you are planning to attend, please let us know by sending a mail to We will then also send you the three texts by mail if needed.