Giedre Jankeviciute

is senior research associate at the Lithuanian Institute of Culture, Philosophy, and Art, and lectures at Vilnius Arts Academy. She is an art historian and critic, specializing in twentieth-century art. She is also a member of the Lithuanian section of AICA.


In the current “crisis of criticism”, the art critic has become obsolete. The type of criticism offered “does not interest those artists who have mastered the most novel means of expression and who themselves offer interpretations of their works. It is not needed by the lovers of art, since it is uninformative and despotic, requiring from its reader total and unconditional obedience, while at the same time limiting the reader’s horizon to one narrow group of artistic phenomena. It does not provide one with the criteria that would enable one to form an autonomous judgement concerning the value, context, and so on, of the art that it presents.”

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