The disciplines of creating art and criticizing art, while interdependent, are often thought of as mutually exclusive, and even antagonistic. Artists often dismiss critical inquiry as irrelevant or exploitative, and critics often claim that the ability to produce creative work is no prerequisite for what they do. What happens, then, when critics dare to work in the creative field they criticize?
A panel of four artist/critics will discuss this dual calling:
Eliza Bent, playwright/actor & theater journalist
Ethan Greenbaum, visual artist & arts editor/writer
Kellie Jones, curator & art scholar/critic
Greg Tate, musician & music critic
Moderated by Professors Alisa Solomon, dramaturg & theater critic, and David Hajdu, songwriter & music critic.