Seminar

Writing About Art

Seminar
Writing About Art

Seminar: Writing About Art: Does Art Journalism Differ From Other Forms of Journalism?
Speaker: Andrew Finkel
About the Seminar: The first principle of this workshop is that knowing how to structure an article that works to retain the attention of the reader is the key to writing about art (or football or the stock exchange or climate change). There are certain tricks and techniques which anyone sitting down to do a piece of art journalism or any sort of journalism should be aware. Writing well art may be an art in itself, but it is one that can be learned. Of course, there are special challenges in writing analytically about aesthetics. Introducing a critical voice into an article or getting the tone right are additional skills. And serious critics have to wrestle not just with their own inclinations, those of their readers but also the firm prejudices of the art market. This course will set those wanting to write about art on the right path and help those who already do write about art to improve their craft.

About the Andrew Finkel: Andrew Finkel has been based in Turkey since 1989, corresponding for a variety of print and broadcast media including The Times, The Economist, TIME, CNN and for the Latitude section of The New York Times. His articles, editorials and broadcast commentaries have appeared in a variety of places including The Washington Post, The Guardian, Observer, Financial Times and on the BBC. He was also a contributor to The Arts Newspaper, Canvas and Art News and remains a contributing editor to Cornucopia Magazine. Finkel is a founder of the Istanbul-based human rights organization, Platform24 (P24). His is the author of Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know (publisher: OUP) Finkel’s novel, The Adventure of the Second Wife was recently published in Turkish by Everest and he has written introductions to Bosphorus Private edited by Nevbahar Koç, to John Freely’s Stamboul Ghosts and to The Interior Design of Zeynep Fadilloğlu. He is also the author of scholarly articles on media integrity.

* The single course fee of the event you want to participate in the seminar series is 100 TL and tickets can only be obtained from the ticket offices. For more information: apply@curatingcontemporaryart.org

17 January 2020 Friday 18:00

Akbank Sanat

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