60 wrd/min art critic

Artist: Lori Waxman
installation, miscellaneous | Ongoing project | 2012

Housed in a small, square blue structure, with a glass front, the piece is titled 60 wrd/min art critic. The piece promises what the title alludes to. Artists are invited to bring his or her original artwork and or images of their artwork review by Waxman. The critic will partake in her own performative gesture promising a 100 to 200 word review which will be made in a total of 25 minutes. The computer screen revealing her own creative/critical writing process will be shown in real-time, bring the process from behind closed doors into the public realm. During dOCUMENTA (13) Waxman will be available throughout the exhibition on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 1-6pm. The piece combines a sense of humor, reflecting the context in which it has been placed, while also tapping into the for power of the word and challenge of a response to immediacy in a time when the Internet spreads text and reviews within the art community and beyond like wild fire yet prove to still be an important marker in career development. What 60 wrd/min art critic does is offer an opportunity of access for those who may feel they are on the outside looking in, however, if the artist has arrived at dOCUMENTA (13) the wonder of the actual inaccessibility of a review and reaching a particular void in a community seems to fall short. Yet, maybe this is where the project crosses the line from function to art and performance.


Documenta 13 | 2012.06.09 - 2012.09.16 | BrĂ¼der-Grimm-Museum | documenta-Halle(Kassel, Germany) | Hauptbahnhof(Kassel, Germany) | Karlsaue | Karlsaue park(Kassel, Germany) | Museum Fridericianum(Kassel, Germany) | Neue Galerie(Kassel, Germany) | Oberste Gasse 4(Kassel, Germany) | Orangerie(Kassel, Germany) | Ottoneum(Kassel, Germany) | Untere Karlsstr. 14