Wasn't it the composer Sibelius who said that nobody ever puts up a statue to a critic? However, the next best thing may be to win the New Critics Competition from C Magazine. The competition is designed to help develop emerging art critics. Writers must submit a review of an exhibition, performance, or site-specific intervention, between 800 and 1,000 words in length, by Friday April 20, 2012.
The winner will receive $500, a two-year subscription to C and have their review edited and published.
The jury for the award includes Dan Adler, Assistant Professor of Modern Art at York University in Toronto, and a regular contributor to Artforum, Border Crossings, and Frieze; Michelle Kasprzak, writer and Curator at V2_Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam and co-curator of the upcoming ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, California; and Amish Morrell, editor of C Magazine.
To be eligible, writers must have published no more than two exhibition reviews or one article in a magazine or journal. Writers are not disqualified for having written for personal blogs or student publications.
Last year's winner was Kari Cwynar for her review of Models for Taking Part at the Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; it was published in the Autimn 2011 issue. C Magazine is published quarterly by C The Visual Arts Foundation.