ART CRITIC LORI WAXMAN GUARANTEES BRIEF, SERIOUS REVIEWS TO ALL ARTISTS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
The short review is at once a challenge, an insult, a record, and a piece of advertising. Its purpose is debatable and arguably quite different for the various parties involved: the writer gets a tear sheet, a couple of bucks, and some editorial gratification; the reader, in the best case scenario, gets a succinct, opinionated description of a body of work they probably did not see in person; and the artist gets published recognition and an entry for their bibliography. But think, for a moment, of the artist who has been reviewed carelessly, who has never been reviewed, who lives in a city where there is little local criticism
Installed in various venues throughout the U.S., critic Lori Waxman receives artists in need of reviews. Reviews are scheduled and written in twenty minute increments between the announced hours only. Reviews are signed, published, and ready for pick-up within the time frame of the performance. Artist, artwork, critic, and review all exist in the same space simultaneously.
Reviews are free of charge, but are not guaranteed to contain positive responses to the work submitted. Critics are not meant to be cheerleaders or educators or advertisers; they are opinionated, thoughtful, informed commentators. Or so they try.
The 60 wrd/min art critic is funded by a Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant