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After studying philosophy, Mathilde Roman graduated Phd in Arts and Sciences of Art, Univ. Paris 1 Sorbonne. She teaches at the Pavillon Bosio, Art &Scénographie, Monaco. Art critic, she’s treasurer of AICA International. She published two essays : On Stage, The theatrical Dimension of Video Image, Intellect, UK, 2016, and Art vidéo et mise en scène de soi, L’Harmattan, 2008, and Corps et images. Oeuvres, dispositifs et écrans contemporains, Mimésis, 2017.
She has conducted several curatorial projects, recently Danse, Danse, Danse, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2016, Full Screen, La Station, Nice, 2016, MOVIMENTA, first Biennial of Moving Image in Nice, 2017, and in 2018, “Performance TV” at Maison d’Arts Bernard Antonioz, Nogent sur Marne.

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Chronicle by Mathilde Roman
Cally Spooner, Sans titre, 2018
29 June 2020

Art Criticism in the Face of the Crisis

Chronicle by Mathilde Roman
Cally Spooner, Sans titre, 2018

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the fragilities of the cultural system, and has brought out the need to reflect and militate for better valorisation of certain working conditions, such as those of art critics. While this fundamentally transversal, non-academic writing practice engaging with works and artists cannot be considered separately from a global ecosystem, it is nonetheless striking the way this system often overlooks its demands. Benefitting from collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and Switch (on Paper), Mathilde Roman has conducted a survey to discuss the economic realities of art critics in times of crisis.

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