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Size Matters – Are Large-Scale Projects the New Art Norm? Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 26 at Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Free and Open to the Public

There are people who want to be blown away by bigger, louder, and shinier. Because large-scale art projects with popular appeal satisfy that craving, art as spectacle is now an art world staple. Is spectacular art the new “ism”?

The students of the Art Market program at FIT’s School of Graduate Studies, class of 2013, present Size Matters – Are Large-Scale Projects the New Art Norm? This panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, February 26, 7 pm, at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fed P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic at The New York Times; Gavin Brown, owner of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise; artist KAWS; and Peter Halley, artist, writer, and director of graduate studies in painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art. Hrag Vartanian, writer, art critic, curator, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the art blog Hyperallergic, will serve as moderator. They will discuss this current trend in art and its impact on audience expectation, artistic practice, curating, and the contemporary art market.

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