“Young art critics” organize themselves into a confederation
Contemporary Art | The art scene’s globalization, the market’s pressure and the development of the internet, have profoundly marked art criticism and weakened its scope. The “Young art critics” collective, constituted in 2015 and composed of around fifteen members, positions itself as a manifesto, deciding to form an “international confederation”.
Every new generation seeks to redefine itself and reshape the processes that preceded it, crystallizing society’s deepest changes. Having noticed that the excess of information and advertising pollutes any sort of profound reflection, Young art critics gets around the complex art system in order to nourish free thought. Since 2015, its free online magazine which is purposely ad-free, circulates through social networks promoting independent critical texts, both demanding and accessible to all.
Accompanied by YACI (Young Art Critic International) the French collective is taking off, moving to the international level and inspiring similar initiatives in other countries, all of them co-opted and linked by their sharing values and sympathy for “the cause”. Nowadays there are constituted cells in Paris, Berlin, London and Switzerland; while others are developing in Buenos Aires, Battambang (Cambodia), Santiago (Chile), Shanghai, Beyrouth (Lebanon), Rabat (Morocco) …
Through its rhizome organization, this new generation crosses borders, intending to free itself from the current hegemonic systems, interacting in order to create a sensitive resource and document national artists on an international scale. To be continued.
Publié le 25/03/2019
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