The seventh meeting of the Critical Art Writing Group will be led by Adair Rounthwaite, Assistant Professor in Art History at the University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design. Professor Rounthwaite will be discussing "Art and Writing in 1970s Zagreb.”
Adair Rounthwaite is a specialist in contemporary art, with particular interests in performance, audience participation, conceptualism, institutional critique, and the relationship between art and urban space. Her work concentrates temporally on the 1970s and 1980s, with geographic foci in North America and in the former Yugoslavia and its successor states.
The Critical Art Writing Group is born out of the conviction that timely, robust, and well-researched art writing is integral to an arts ecosystem, as well as in the ongoing effort to see our world anew. The monthly gatherings will comprise a presentation by a critic, followed by a writing workshop to share work and gain feedback. Writers and artists will explore the intersection of theory and practice within contemporary cultural production, as well as share resources.
This group will also have the opportunity to publish reviews and short-form pieces in the journal of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery entitled Monday. The group and the journal seeks to address a need within the Pacific Northwest art community for stronger dialogue and debate about the aesthetic production of our time.
The gallery is a 10-minute walk from the University of Washington light rail stop.
For directions, please see: https://art.washington.edu/jacob-lawrence-gallery-about