The role of art critics in times of social distancing


Clare Brennan, Felix Chan, Bahar Cuhadar,
Anton Fleurov, Wouter Hillaert, Ernesto Orellana

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Each year, the Holland Festival receives a large number of foreign journalists who report on the festival, interview makers and review productions. Now that the performing arts have ground to a halt throughout the world and travel is impossible, this situation offers room for reflection of a different kind. We invited six journalists from various countries over the world to think about the role art criticism can or should play in these times. And also: about which maker or production from the Holland Festival 2020 the journalist would have liked to write?