This fall, the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and Emory University are mounting Off/Center: Art Writing from the Regions, which will be held at Emory’s Atlanta campus September 20-22nd. The Symposium is designed for professional art critics, visual art writers and students who are interested in hearing how publishers, editors and writers are working to highlight visual art created outside commercial art centers on a local, national and international level.
Lindsay Pollock, Editor of Art in America, is going to kick things off Thursday, September 20th as the keynote speaker. The Symposium begins on Friday. The first panel, “Creating Connection across Borders,” will focus on both print and on-line writers and editors engaged in a national and international conversation about visual art. The second panel will focus on the “Changing Platforms for Arts Journalism” with editors and publishers discussing the new journalistic environment. Breakout sessions designed to explore professional advancement opportunities for emerging and mid-career writers will follow.
On Saturday, the Symposium will offer a look at the visual arts in Atlanta with introductions to some of the city’s finest non-profits and guided tours of the High Museum, local galleries and a private collection. In and amongst these structured events, there will be opportunities to meet the distinguished speakers and to network with fellow arts writers from the Southeast and perhaps further abroad.