May 26, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Culture is more than an enveloping painting on a museum wall or the confounding installation at an upstart gallery. It exists in the way we look at, talk about and express ourselves about art.
The idea that the writing of art criticism qualifies as the making of culture certainly fits the professional practice of Lori Waxman, a regular freelance critic for the Chicago Tribune and a frequent writer for publications such as Artforum.
For her "60 wrd/min art critic" project, Waxman puts herself out there the way artists often do by performing her role as a critic in a gallery space. She brings the looking at and writing about art together and into the open. She writes short, serious reviews live and in-person while artists wait for the results. Each piece is completed in 25 minutes or less, signed like a work of art might be, and is given free of charge.
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