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Art Reviews – The Expanded Field of Art Writing

17 Apr 2017, Mon 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
24 Apr 2017, Mon - 25 Apr 2017, Tue 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2 May 2017, Tue 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
8 May 2017, Mon - 9 May 2017, Tue 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
15 May 2017, Mon 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
22 May 2017, Mon - 23 May 2017, Tue 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Duration: 17 April – 23 May 2017, unfolding across nine evening sessions
Application deadline: Monday, 13 March 2017
Participation fee: 800 SGD (before GST)
To Apply:

This intensive programme is dedicated to different formats of critical art writing consisting of keynote lectures, preparatory readings, writing exercises, and focused workshops and discussions. The course is led by Ben Eastham, co-founder and editor of The White Review and editor of Art Agenda; Christy Lange, former Associate Editor frieze magazine and curator frieze Talks; and Carol Yinghua Lu, contributing editor of frieze magazine and co-founder and co-editor of Contemporary Art & Investment magazine.

Participants will undertake excursions to exhibitions, write reviews, discuss results during focused workshops, and acquire tools to develop their reading, analysing, formulating, and editing skills. This course approaches various methods and techniques, offering access to a broad range of knowledge sources, and to renowned writers and editors.

The course leaders are committed to provide personalised guidance during their courses. At the end, each participant will have produced three polished reviews of different lengths and styles.


1000-Word Review, led by Carol Yinghua Lu
Introductory Lecture: Monday, 17 April 2017, 7.00 – 8.30pm
Workshop: Monday and Tuesday, 24 and 25 April 2017, 7.00 – 10.00pm

300-Word Review, led by Christy Lange
Introductory Lecture: Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 7.00 – 8.30pm
Workshop: Monday and Tuesday, 8 and 9 May 2017, 7.00 – 10.00pm

Online Review, led by Ben Eastham
Introductory Lecture: Monday, 15 May 2017, 7.00 – 8.30pm
Workshop: Monday and Tuesday, 22 and 23 May 2017, 7.00 – 10.00pm

Note: Between each part, participants are asked to read three recommended readings, selected by invited guest lecturers, to prepare for upcoming sessions.


Please submit the following documents (in pdf format) via email to
– CV (max. 2 pages)
– Cover Letter/Letter of Intent (250 words)
– Up to 3 short writing samples

Note: All applicants must be able to commit to the full duration of the programme.

For any enquiries, please contact

Image credit: Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore


Ben Eastham (United Kingdom) is a writer based in London, England. He is the co-founder and editor of The White Review, assistant editor of art-agenda, and associate editor of South as a State of Mind, the documenta 14 journal. His writing has been featured in frieze, the London Review of Books, the New York TimesRhizomeart-agenda, The Financial Times and elsewhere. He is the London correspondent for Witte de With Review. He is the co-author, with Katya Tylevich, of My Life as a Work of Art (Laurence King, 2016).

Christy Lange (United States/Germany) is a writer based in Berlin, Germany. She worked at frieze as an Assistant and Associate Editor for 12 years, and curated the Frieze Talks programs in New York and Berlin. She now works as contributing editor to the magazine. She has also written for publications including 032C, Foam, Modern Painters, Parkett, Tate ETC, and many others.

Carol Yinghua Lu (China) lives and works in Beijing, China. She is contributing editor for frieze Magazine, and is part of the advisory board of The Exhibitionist: A Journal on Exhibition Making. She was a fellow of the ZKM Summer Seminar 2009: Contemporary Art and the Museum in the Global Age. In 2013, she was invited as the first visiting fellow of the Asia-Pacific department at Tate Research Centre. Lu served as Jury member at the first International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) organised by the Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21), in partnership with the Royal College of Art, London.