Critical Art Writing

Critical Art Writing

Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
$ 70.00 CAD
$ 60.00 CAD


This workshop will plot the recent history of contemporary art criticism, both in Canada and abroad, and cite some of the practitioners who are changing the voice and raising the stakes in their field. Together we will consider criticism's role in an age of increasingly dialectic and democratizing publishing platforms. Through reading and discussion, Goodden will bring insight to a complicated moment in contemporary art, its criticism, and reception.


Sky Goodden is the founding editor of Momus, an international online art publication that promotes art writing and journalism, and stresses a return to art criticism. Momus has been critically recognized, and widely read and shared, receiving citations from peer publications including ARTnews, Frieze, e-flux, The New Inquiry, artnet News, LA Times, and Art F City. In its first thirty months, it has produced an audience of over 550,000 readers, globally.

Before this, Goodden was the founding editor of BLOUIN ARTINFO Canada from 2011-2014. She has written for multiple books and catalogues, and publications including Modern Painters, Art + Auction, Canadian Art, the National Post, Art21, artnet News, and C Magazine. She holds a BFA in Art History from Concordia University; and an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2010), which recently presented her with an Alumni of Influence Award, the "Trailblazer."