Following the discussion on Friday, we’ll begin using this space to post reviews from the Project and Four gallery exhibitions visited recently. The idea was to gather a series of short responses to these exhibitions and to subsequently reflect on how each of us might approach critical writing on contemporary art. There was no particular parameters set and the pieces aren’t being ‘assessed: rather, let’s discuss the various ideas and approaches that are in evidence here. Writing very short pieces like this can be really challenging (how do I say anything useful in this limited number of words?) but this can be a valuable test and it’s not uncommon to encounter short pieces like this: whether as extended listings, or as short newspaper or magazine reviews or as press release statements, or as catalogue entries, or even for yourself as the first note that forms the basis of a longer piece in a larger writing project.
Posted By: Declan Long