University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee



MAY 31 - JUNE 2, 2013

For three days at INOVA Chicago-based art critic Lori Waxman will receive artists in need of reviews as part of her project, the “60 wrd/min art critic.” Reviews, which are free of charge, will be scheduled and written in twenty-five minute increments only during these hours: Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 11-1:30 & 2:30-5:00 each day. Reviews will be signed, published and ready for pick-up within the time frame of the performance. Artist, artwork, critic, and review will all exist in the same space simultaneously, thereby helping to demystify the art review process. The reviews will be posted at the performance site and will remain on view throughout the weekend. In addition, the reviews will be published by the Shepherd Express (select reviews in print and all reviews online) in the week following the performance.

Advance appointments can be made beginning May 17, 2013 by emailing Walk-in hours will be held Sunday, June 2, from 2:30-5:00.

Lori Waxman is a Chicago-based critic and art historian. She publishes a biweekly column in the Chicago Tribune and has written for Artforum and Parachute, as well as for catalogue essays large and small. She is the co-author and co-editor of Girls! Girls! Girls! in contemporary art (Intellect Press, 2011) and teaches art history and new arts journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The 60 wrd/min art critic is a project of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. More information on this national project can be found at