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8 March 2018

"We are living in a crisis," guest Jerry Saltz says

#26 The Art of Criticism with Jerry Saltz

BY Charlotte Burns
executive editor of In Other Words

Jerry Saltz, perhaps the most well-known art writer working today, has been the senior art critic of New York magazine since 2006. During this interview with our host Charlotte Burns, which was recorded in the downtown offices of New York magazine, Saltz talks about a range of topics: from how he approaches viewing and reviewing art, to what he calls the “ass-holeness” of his social media persona. 

Before becoming a critic, Saltz was an artist and a long-distance truck driver, and he discusses the benefits of being a late-bloomer. He defines what great art means to him and describes a recent exhibition of work by an artist who could be the “strongest to emerge this century in America”. We are, he says, "living in a crisis and it's time to look at the art of the present. I want to see what artists say now."

“In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.

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Editor Charlotte Burns