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Paul Sutinen Discusses Avant-Garde and Kitsch

Paul Sutinen, director of art programs, will join local artists, critics and scholars for a discussion on Clement Greenberg's Avant-Garde and Kitsch at the Blackfish Gallery on April 19, 2014.

The contrast Greenberg set up between art that is "difficult" (avant-garde) and art that is "easy" (kitsch) will form the basis of a wide ranging discussion. Do these distinctions still have meaning today?

On the 75th anniversary of the publication of Greenberg's essay — probably the most referred to (and derided) essay on art of the 20th century — six local critics who write on art in Portland and beyond will discuss the works that have most challenged them.

The panelists are:

Paul Sutinen: Artist, professor at Marylhurst University, curator and art critic

Randy Gragg: Director, the John Yeon Center for Architectural Studies and Editor-at-Large, Portland Monthly magazine

Jeff Jahn: Critic, curator, artist, cultural historian and founder of the art blog PORT

Barry Johnson: Founder and executive editor of Oregon Arts Watch, an online journalism project and former arts columnist, critic and editor for the Oregonian

Eva Lake: Producer and host of Art Focus, an arts interview show on KBOO radio, artist and co-founder/director of two local galleries

Sue Taylor: Arts writer and critic, professor of art history with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art at Portland State University

The event begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 19. It is free and open to the public.

Blackfish Gallery is located at 420 NW 9th Avenue in Portland.

Listen to excerpts from the panel discussion, broadcast on
OPB radio's State of Wonder:

 

Paul Sutinen is co-chair of the Department of Art & Interior Design and director of art programs at Marylhurst University.

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