Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • The State of Art Criticism & Art Blogging
  • Lecture
  • 4/25/2013
  • 18:30-19:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Rocket Grants, a partnership of the Spencer Museum of Art and Charlotte Street Foundation
Event Description
Chicago-based artist and writer Meg Onli discusses the state of art criticism, blogging as a way to address marginalized subjects, and the opportunities and freedom the Internet can offer to artists and writers. Onli's artwork has been exhibited nationally, and her writing, which investigates the intricacies of black visual representations in America, is catalogued on the website Black Visual Archive, which she founded in 2010 and for which she was awarded a 2012 Creative Capitol Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Onli is in town to serve as one of two national jurors on the Rocket Grants Curatorial Panel, providing valuable insight, perspective, and experience in reviewing the 60 applications submitted by individual artists and artist groups seeking awards (totaling over 244 individual artists).