For Sebastian Smee, it was an addiction to good sentences that kept the University of Sydney graduate at his desk writing at a time when there were no readers in sight. That passion eventually paid off. Smee is now a Pulitzer Prize winning arts critic, a sought-after writer, reviewer and public speaker. Curious to find out more about Smee’s beginnings in the industry, his thoughts on what constitutes good art criticism, and his views on the current state of arts journalism, we caught up with him in the lead up to his coming University of Sydney talk and seminar.
Sebastian Smee is an Australian Pulitzer Prize-winning arts critic for The Boston Globe, and also an alumnus of our very own Department of Art History. Smee will be in Sydney for a Power lecture, and during his stay will also be presenting an open lunchtime seminar. The seminar will focus … READ MORE
Australian Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic and Power Alumnus, Sebastian Smee gives free public lecture on African American artist Mark Bradford, this year’s US Venice Biennale representative.
Joan Kee is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Kee will be in Sydney to present a lecture as part of the Sydney Asian Art Series later this month, and will also be presenting a lunchtime seminar for students and other interested attendees. The seminar will take the shape of an informal discussion around the concept of how artists engage with the law.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley. Bryan-Wilson will be in Sydney to present a Power Institute Keir Lectures on art Series lecture this month. During her stay, she will also be presenting a lunchtime seminar for students.