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50 AICA Congress Newsletter

50th  AICA Congress Newsletter We are pleased to present you this Newsletter, which focuses on the 50th AICA Congress held in Paris, France.     How [...] Read More


50 AICA Congress – Paul O’Kane’s letter

A Journey Through Days 4 and 5 of The 50th AICA Congress Paris, November 2017 by Paul O’Kane (with many thanks to Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton and [...] Read More

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Karachi Biennale 2017

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50 AICA Congress – General Information

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50 AICA Congress – Programme

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50 AICA Congress – Press release

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50 AICA Congress – Call for paper

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XLIX AICA Congress Newsletter

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XLVIII AICA Congress Newspaper

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AICA Congress Cuba, Reviews

We are pleased to share reviews by members about our last Congress in Havana, Cuba. The review by Uta M. Reindl Download the PDF   [...] Read More


XLIX AICA Congress – visual

We are pleased to introduce our official logo for the upcoming Congress in Havana, Cuba. The reproduced work of art is by the Cuban artist [...] Read More


XLIX AICA Congress 2016 – Election

Dear Friends and Colleagues, During our upcoming General Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, [...] Read More



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XLIX AICA Congress – Travel Arrangements for U.S. AICA Members

Download the PDF Please, contact the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba for more information at 212.687.2146 or 212.628.3494.


International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) 3, 2016

International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) 3, 2016 The third edition of these Awards for an exhibition review, in English or Chinese, will be open [...] Read More



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Letter from the president about the next congress

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XLIX AICA Congress, October 2016, Havana (Cuba): “New Utopias: Art, Memory and Context”

XLIX AICA Congress October 2016, Havana (Cuba) “New Utopias: Art, Memory and Context”   Download AICA Congress press release – English version Télécharger AICA Congress [...] Read More


Cuba – panel discussion

Please join us on Wednesday April 27 From 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM For a panel discussion “Examining the Art Scene in Cuba from New [...] Read More


LXIX AICA Congress 2016

Our XLIX Congress will take place in Havana, Cuba congress: October 11-15 post-Congress: October 16-17 More information will be posted in mid-May   Marek Bartelik [...] Read More


XLVIII AICA Congress, October 2015, London (UK): “Who Cares? Cultural Intelligence: Value, Veneration and Criticality”

XLVIII AICA Congress 2015 – Theme AICA Congress 2015 Symposium in partnership with Culture+Conflict, Royal College of Art, London 26, 27 October 2015 Who Cares? [...] Read More

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International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) 2, 2015

International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) 2, 2015 The organisers of the second International Awards for Arts Criticism (IAAC 2) are pleased to announce the [...] Read More


XLVIII AICA Congress 2015 – videos

AICA Congress 2015 Symposium in partnership with Culture+Conflict, Royal College of Art, London 26, 27 October 2015 Who Cares? Cultural Intelligence: Value, Veneration and Criticality [...] Read More





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XLVII AICA Congress, October 2014, Seoul & Suwon City (South Korea): “Art Criticism in a Labyrinth”

  ABOUT What is the role of art criticism in a global environment? What new approaches can we suggest? And what methodologies do we need [...] Read More


AICA The Netherlands Manifesta Debate

Manifesta Debate in Amsterdam: no boycott   During the Manifesta debate organised by AICA Netherlands on Thursday April 24 in Amsterdam at Castrum Peregrini, all [...] Read More

Questions About Art Criticism for Three European Critics - original image via Jrm Llvr’s Flickrstream

Questions About Art Criticism for Three European Critics

Questions About Art Criticism for Three European Critics by Hrag Vartanian on April 23, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, an event jointly organized by AICA [...] Read More


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Pecha Kucha de la critique d’art – Paris, 8 March 2013

L’AICA France organise en partenariat avec l’AICA International un Pecha Kucha de la critique d’art le 8 mars, Journée Internationale de la Femme, fête nationale [...] Read More


Facing the Artist: Art Critics Respond to Artists – Paris, 9 March 2012

This panel inaugurates a series of discussions between artists and art critics. It reverses the typical dynamics of an art interview in which critics pose [...] Read More


Biennale de Paris – “Reinventing the terminology of art” (2010-13)

The Paris Biennale was founded in 1959 by André Malraux. It was inaugurated on October 3rd of the same year at the Paris Museum of [...] Read More

Guide to the organisation of the Congresses

Rough Guide to the Organisation of AICA Congresses, to be read in conjunction with the Statutes and Regulations of the Association   INTRODUCTION Each year, [...] Read More


XLVI AICA Congress, September 2013, Košice & Bratislava (Slovakia): “White Places – Black Holes”

Introduction: Organising the 46th International Congress of AICA may be regarded as the culmination of roughly sixty years of effort by a young discipline, Slovak [...] Read More

List of AICA International congresses and General Assemblies

2015 XLVIII AICA Congress - 68th General Assembly – London, UK “Who Cares? Cultural Intelligence: Value, Veneration and Criticality” 2014 XLVII AICA Congress - 67th General Assembly – [...] Read More


L’art d’assimiler l’Autre – Paris, 18 mars 2011

Une séance des Actualités critiques à propos de l’exposition Tous cannibales à la Maison Rouge Vendredi 18 mars, 18 h à l’INHA, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris Entrée [...] Read More

Maintaining current and promising networking between cultural centers outside the biennial system – Santral, Istanbul, 16 September 2005

There will be a shuttle leaving from The Hotel Marmara Taksim to Santral Istanbul at 11:30 and 13:30, returning at 16:30 on that day.   [...] Read More

La scène artistique polonaise – Paris, 4 mars 2005

Le bureau de l’AICA organise une table-ronde le vendredi 4 mars 2005 de 18h à 20h à la MEP   La soirée sera composée :  de [...] Read More

Manifesta 5 : report of AICA Round Table – June 2004

The AICA Round-Table took place from 16.30 to 18.00 hours on 11 June 2004 at Koldo Mitxelena in Donostia-San Sebastian, on the day of the [...] Read More

Manifesta 5 : AICA Round Table – Donostia-San Sebastian, 11 June 2004

An Exhibition in the City, for the City ? As announced in the press release, the two curators of Manifesta 5, Massimiliano Gioni and Marta [...] Read More

Strategies for the Future of Culture : Dresden in Global Context – 27-29 October 2005

Enrollment is limited ; schedule can be downloaded at :   Entitled Strategies for the Future of Culture: Dresden in Global Context, this major conference [...] Read More

Regional Colloquium on Censorship and the Visual Arts – 6 December 2012

As an organisation the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) firmly believes that freedom of expression is an important principle and as a basic civil [...] Read More

Between the Past and the Present: Does Art Criticism Have A Future In De-territorialized Contexts? – Armenia, 29-30 September 2009

Today contemporary art and art criticism are confronted with the challenges of the globalizing world. The expansion of the sphere of immaterial production in world [...] Read More

Evaluating and formative goals of art criticism in recent (de)territorialized contexts – Skopje, 29-30 May 2009

For some years now, AICA/ Association Internationale des Critiques d’art, as an NGO, has been confronted with new geopolitical redistributions, following the accession to national [...] Read More

Structuring Africa(S): Cultural Policies and their Differences and Similarities, or How to Deal with Needs and Desires – Cape Town, 8-10 November 2007

Three-Day Combined Seminar and Workshop, CapeTown (South Africa), 8-10 November 2007.   Following the success of its two earlier seminars in Dakar (2003) and Addis [...] Read More

Pierre Restany’s Half Century : Report – Paris, 12 December 2006

International Colloquium 30 November – 1 December 2006 Auditorium of the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), ParisOrganisers Archives de la Critique d’Art International Association [...] Read More

Art Criticism & Curatorial Practices in Marginal Contexts (Report & portfolio) – January 2006

REPORT ON THE AICA SEMINAR As explained in previous correspondence, the internal political unrest in Ethiopia led to this seminar being postponed twice, from April [...] Read More

Art Criticism & Curatorial Practices in Marginal Contexts – Addis Ababa, 26-28 January 2006

This three-day combined seminar and workshop for young curators and critics in the region, supported by UNESCO, is the next in an ongoing series, arranged [...] Read More

Critics Consider Christo & Jeanne-Claude and the Future of Public Art – New York, 25 February 2005

AICA USA is organising a symposium, entitled ’Critics Consider Christo & Jeanne-Claude and the Future of Public Art’ on Friday, February 25th, 2005.   To [...] Read More

Mapping Changes – Karachi, 24-27 November 2004

This seminar aims to bring together art critics, art historians, curators, art journalists and educators across borders for the first time in Karachi, Pakistan to [...] Read More

Scènes polonaises – Paris 5-6 novembre 2004

L’AICA FRANCE et l’AICA POLOGNE organisent deux rencontres consacrées à la scène contemporaine en Pologne :   Vendredi 5 novembre 2004 symposium “L’artiste dans le champ social : [...] Read More

Art, Criticism and Globalization – São Paulo, 27-30 September 2004

The International Seminar of Art Criticism, proposed by ABCA for the month of September 2004, in São Paulo, shows it as a forum of critic [...] Read More

“Art-criticism and Curatorial Practices, East of EU” – Istanbul, 20 September 2003

A Symposium and Workshop in Conjunction with the 8th Istanbul Biennial The Turkish Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA Turkey) is organizing [...] Read More

“Art, minorities and majorities” symposium – Dakar, 2-3 July 2003

Theme The modernity of art has appeared unimaginable without the demands of new contents that pretended to obliterate the existing forms by disqualifying them as [...] Read More

Exhibition in Memory of Dorothy Walker – Dublin, February 2004

A special exhibition in memory of the art critic, writer and founding IMMA Board member Dorothy Walker opens to the public at the Irish Museum [...] Read More

XLV AICA Congress, July 2012, Zürich (Switzerland): “Writing With An Accent”

Organised by AICA Switzerland, with the International Bureau of AICA, Paris. TIME Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July Pre-Congress hike in the Swiss mountains Monday [...] Read More

XLIV AICA CONGRESS – 2011, Paraguay: “Art and Criticism in Times of Crisis”

Theme of the congress : Art and Criticism in Times of Crisis Artistic practice and the theoretical debate surrounding it reflect the unprecedented social, political, [...] Read More

63rd General Assembly – 2010, France

Dear members of the Board, The members of the Executive Bureau have just received a negative reply from our colleagues of AICA Hong Kong about [...] Read More

XLIIIrd AICA CONGRESS – 2009, Ireland : “The Relations between Art and Science : complicity, criticality, knowledge”

  “THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ART AND SCIENCE: COMPLICITY, CRITICALITY, KNOWLEDGE”   The aim of the symposium is to debate and analyze the substratum of “memory” [...] Read More

XLII AICA CONGRESS – 2008, Spain: “Concepts and Realities of Arts and its Economies” ; “Global Memories and Economical Power”

FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER Valencia   11.00 h Board Meeting 16.00 – 19.00 h IVAM Opening of the congress and the symposium « Concepts and Realities [...] Read More

XLI AICA CONGRESS – 2007, Brazil : “The Institutionalization of the Contemporary Art : the Art Criticism, the Museums, the Biennials, the Art Deal”

The symposium will examine the role of Art Criticism, in relation to the present-day institutionalisation of Contemporary Art. Any examination of changes in Art and [...] Read More

XL AICA CONGRESS – 2006, France : “Critical Evaluation Reloaded”

The symposium will examine changes and new directions in art criticism that have emerged with the shift in the prevailing artistic climate. With the globalisation [...] Read More

XXXIX AICA CONGRESS – 2005, Slovenia: ” Art Theory and Art Criticism in the New Millenium “

Official opening of the Congress – Brane Kovic, president of AICA Slovenian section – Henry Meyric Hughes, president of AICA – Mr. Damjan Prelovsek, Head [...] Read More

XXXVIII AICA CONGRESS – 2004, Taiwan: ” The Regionalisation of Art Criticism : Its Possibility and Global Positioning”

SESSION 1 : THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL DIALOGUES AMONG ART CRITICS Keynote speaker Naoki Sakai, Cornell University : Developmental Teleology and Criticism : on the Complicity [...] Read More

XXXVII AICA CONGRESS 2003, Southern Carribean: ” Repositions Repossessions “

Official opening of the Congress  Nick Whittle, General Secretary of AICA Southern Carribean & Co-organiser of the Congress  Allinson Thompson, President of AICA Southern Carribean [...] Read More

XXXIV AICA CONGRESS – 2000, United Kingdom : “Visual art, Visual culture ?”

Opening  Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Modern SESSION 1 : ART & REPRESENTATIONS OF VISUAL CULTURE What is art’s place within the wider visual [...] Read More

XXXII AICA CONGRESS – 1998, Japon : ” Transition : Changing Society and Art “

Official opening of the Congress  Kim Levin, President of AICA  Masayoshi Homma, President of AICA Japan  Hideki Hayashida, Commissionner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs [...] Read More

XXXI AICA CONGRESS – 1997, Northern Ireland: ” Art and Centres of Conflict – Outer and Inner Realities “

Official opening of the Congress  Liam Kelly, President of AICA Ireland  Stephen McBride, Belfast City Council  Donnell Deeny, Arts Council of Northern Ireland  Kim Levin, [...] Read More

XXX AICA CONGRESS – 1996, France: ” Which Memories for Contemporary Art ? “

Official opening of the Congress  Jean-Marc Poinsot, President of The Archives de la Critique d’art [Communication in French]  Ramon Tio Bellido, President of AICA France [...] Read More

XXVIII AICA CONGRESS – 1994, Sweden: ” Strategies for Survival – Now ! Reports on Criticism, Art and Politics “

Opening Christian Chambert SESSION 1 : BREAKDOWN OF ARTISTIC SYSTEMS Julia Kristeva : What Good are Artists Today ? [Communication in French] Ole Bouman : Protest, Resistance…, or Only Awareness [...] Read More

XXVI AICA CONGRESS – 1992, Austria : “Center and Periphery”

Opening  Angelica Bäumer, President of AICA Austria  Jacques Leenhardt, President of AICA International  Anders Arfwedson, Representative of UNESCO  Kapila Vatsyayan, Director of the Indira Gandhi [...] Read More

XXV AICA CONGRESS – 1991, USA : “Beyond Walls and Wars : Art, Politics and Multiculturalism”

Opening  Jacques Leenhardt, President of AICA International  Kim Levin, President of AICA USA  Al Nodal, Manager, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs SESSION [...] Read More