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Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age

Three-Day Conference

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In this age of democratized media—where self-promotion, curation, and DIY criticism collide and combine online—what is the role of the professional art critic? Is virality killing or cultivating new audiences for the arts? How are artists telling their stories and expanding their practices in the digital realm? What are some possible futures for online arts journalism?

Superscript is a three-day conference that convenes an international array of thinkers to consider these and other questions about the brave new world of arts publishing in a digital age. This is a gathering for writers, editors, artists, theorists, and curators in the thick of both the innovation game and the practical challenges of the still-evolving landscape of cultural publishing online.

The conference is copresented by two organizations at the forefront of these issues: the Walker Art Center, creator of an award-winning, first-of-its-kind, news-style homepage; and Mn Artists, a trailblazing web-based media platform covering the art and artists of the Midwest.


artnet NewsBuzzfeedCreative Time ReportsDesign Observere-fluxFriezeHyperallergicLos Angeles TimesNew InquiryPitchforkRhizomeTemporary Art Review • thePerformanceClub.org • Triple CanopyVice

Speakers and Panelists

Ben Davis and James Bridle (keynotes) • Eugenia Bell • Moyra Davey • Claire Evans • Isaac Fitzgerald • Dan Fox • Orit Gat • Veken Gueyikian • Christopher Knight • Claudia La Rocco • Marisa Mazria-Katz • James McAnally • Carolina Miranda • Alexander Provan • Jim Richards • Ryan Schreiber • Ayesha Siddiqi • Brian Kuan Wood • and others

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Mn Artists is a project of The McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center, and was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Support for Superscript is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


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