The place and role of criticism as we know it from modern art has fundamentally changed today, as has art itself. If today everything can be art (according to Duchamp) and everyone can be an artist (according to Beuys), then how does the concept of criticism adapt and change in this new artistic environment? What are the parameters how is a work of art judged today? What is the context that determines its significance? What is the role of criticism?
"Critics in Space" aims to respond to a changed and modernized role of criticism. She rejects the anachronistic idea of criticism as a narrow specialist and ultimate authority who must say whether a work has value or not.
The project "Critics in Space" places criticism in a dialogical situation in which the understanding of art arises from knowing and sharing the very process of its making. The critic is knocked off his pedestal and reveals his own process of thought, search, hesitation.
Our desire is that the topics and problems presented by the videos "flow" into real life through the democratic format of the video. There, on formally familiar territory, the viewer can decide for himself how the issues – thematic and aesthetic – resonate with his own experience.
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Critics in Space is a video series about art and criticism. A project of the "Art - Cases and Documents" Foundation with the support of the "Innovative Criticism" program of the National Culture Fund.