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Filip Noterdaeme: The Fine Art of Writing About Art


September 20 – October 11 A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For me, writing is to draw, to tie the lines together in such a way as to turn them into writing or to untie them so that the writing becomes drawing. —Jean Cocteau

Explore the fertile creative intersection between literature and the visual arts; and enhance your own writing through a recognition of the devices of art. In each session, we will study an artist through the critical lens of a notable writer, including John Berger on Alberto Giacometti; Philip Roth on Philip Guston; as well as the art writing of such authors as Jean Genet, Adrienne Rich, and Jeanette Winterson. Through a combination of reading, discussion, and writing exercises, we will investigate different approaches to writing about art, the artist, and the creative act; and gather assets to break free from convention—in language, perception, and form—in our own work.

To register, please visit the Academy section in our online store. If you have any questions, or would like any additional information, please write managing editor Megan Cummins at

Filip Noterdaeme is the artist behind the conceptual art project known as The Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU) and the author of The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart(Outpost19); Growl and Other Poems (Antoine Lefebvre); and Dear Professor (Punctum). He also writes a blog on contemporary art for the Huffington Post.

Course Schedule
September 20 – October 11
6:30 - 9:00 pm 4 sessions

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