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Crit-Cross: A Forum on Art Criticism #17

Event Label
Discussion moderated by Klaus Speidel
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Description
Depot – Kunst und Diskussion
Breite Gasse 3
1070 Vienna

In the context of the Spring Curatorial Program 2022: Art Geographies.

Crit Cross. A Forum on Art Criticism is an open discussion group of current critical writing, organized four times per year by Verein K in Vienna with the aim to create a platform for sustainable art- and sociocritical dialogues. In this Crit Cross, we will address recent publications relating to the subject of the Spring Curatorial Program to be determined. The texts are crowdsourced. 

Klaus Speidel is an art and image theorist, academic philosopher, art critic and curator. He studied philosophy and art history in Munich (LMU) and Paris (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris X Nanterre, Sorbonne). Holding a PhD in philosophy from the Sorbonne, he wrote numerous academic papers on topics related to art, narrative, depiction, style, drawing and digital. He also contributed to catalogues for the Centre Pompidou, the Schirn Kunsthalle, the Mumok and many other European museums and galleries and curated several exhibitions in France and Austria. He has had teaching assignments at the Sorbonne, Université Paris Diderot, as well as the Universities of Konstanz and Vienna, teaching at numerous fine arts and design academies, he lectures in transmedia art theory at the University for Applied Arts and visual narrative at the Paris College of Art. He regularly publishes art criticism in The Brookly Rail, Spike, Art Newspaper and other online and offline publications.