Monday 20 June 2011

SAAWCA at Think!Fest, National Arts Festival

Think!Fest: Monday July 4th: 9:30 – 10:30

From Criticism, to Critique to Criticality: Developing Performatory and Participatory Forms of Criticism

In line with its mandate to discover new forms of criticism the recently established South African Arts Writers & Critics Association (SAAWCA) will present a panel discussion that will review traditional forms of criticism in an effort to identify ways in which the discipline can fulfil a more participatory role in the art-making process. In this way the critics would be positioned as collaborators and criticism would become an extension of artistic expression.  As the boundaries between disciplines have been eroded an opportunity has opened up for critics to (re)conceive of their role within the arts.  
Arts critic, journalist and SAAWCA founder, Mary Corrigall, will be joined by art critic and journalist Sean O’ Toole and Professor Leon de Kock, author, poet, head of English at the University of Stellenbosch and founder of the recently established Stellenbosch Literary Project (SLiP).

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