A CRIT is a meeting in which artists present their work, “offering it” to a collective criticism. The CRIT’s public has the mandate to observe and understand the work that is presented. The artist briefly introduces the work / project, and then the public may intervene, offering their point of view on the work, making comments or questions and triggering a dialogue with the artist. The core of CRIT is the exchange between artist and public: CRITS are a collective ritual, and can become opportunities to negotiate shared values and meanings.
CRITS are based on the idea that group discussions can enhance the practice of the artist, bringing a degree of objectivity in the highly subjective dynamic of the private creative process. Making art is often a solitary search, and it can sometimes be difficult for an artist to evaluate if their work is on the right track, if the way they are progressing is approaching their goals. A CRIT is an opportunity for the artist to better understand their artistic practice, their work and themselves.
During CASTRO CRITS each artist will have a session of about 45 minutes. The actual schedule will be flexible and will adapt to the discussion in progress.
HOW TO APPLY: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the work that you would like to present and your portfolio.
CRITS Calendar 2023:
TUESDAY 28th February 2023
TUESDAY 28th March 2023
TUESDAY 18th April 2023
TUESDAY 30th May 2023
TUESDAY 27th June 2023
Location: CASTRO, Vicolo dell’Atleta, 21, Rome
Event Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Access: by reservation and subject to availability