The Biography as Critical Text

A three module seminar block for MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design Students exploring the biography as critical text.

This seminar block examines the biography as a critical text that informs how art criticism is written, and how the audience empirically perceives the artwork. Can the contemporary biography be a critical text and tool for writing? Can it develop the discourse of contemporary practice? How relevant is the biography today in writing, exhibiting, and theorizing art practice?

Image: Marina Abramovic, The Artist Is Present (2010), photography Mary Altaffer, via The Guardian).

The Biography as Critical Text course outline