The Arts Section and Visual Arts – New Strategies for Coverage of the Visual Arts

The media landscape is changing. The daily papers are facing competition from new media and free newspapers that put fast news before analysis and reflection. The art field is also changing, on the global as well as local level. Every month another biennial opens somewhere in the world: Taipei, Sharjah, Porto Alegre. At the same time, new arenas for art are emerging in cities such as Göteborg, Malmö and Stockholm. How do the daily papers deal with this explosive development? What is the position of visual arts, art criticism and cultural debate in today’s arts sections? Meet the Arts Editors in Chief of four of Sweden’s largest daily papers.

On the panel:
Håkan Jaensson, Arts Editor in Chief, Aftonbladet
Daniel Sandström, Arts Editor in Chief, Sydsvenska Dagbladet
Maria Schottenius, Arts Editor in Chief, Dagens Nyheter
Carl Otto Werkelid, Arts Editor in Chief, Svenska Dagbladet

Mårten Castenfors, freelance curator and former Svenska Dagbladet art critic. Recently appointed Director of Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, SAK [Sweden’s General Association of Fine Arts].

Time: Friday 23 February, 12:00-13:00.
Location: Auditorium, 2nd floor, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm.
Admission: Free on presentation of an AICA membership card. All others pay the Art Fair admission: SEK100. No pre-booking. Limited number of seats.

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Please note: The seminar will be held in Swedish.