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Mark Kermode: Who Needs the Professionals Now That Everyone’s a Critic? at the ICA – 13th June


Institute of Contemporary Arts,The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

13 Jun 2014 6:45 pm  Cinema 1  £7.00 to £10.00

Are things critical for critics ?  Mark Kermode chairs a debate on the future of criticism, featuring prominent reviewers including music critic Miranda Sawyer, film critic Simon Brew (Den of Geek), art critic Rosie Rockel, and theatre critic Matt Trueman.

The panel explores the changing role of criticism in the age of the internet and to what extent it occupies a different place in each of these art forms. And it will focus on you, the audience. How do you interact with your reviewers? Do you still care what they think? What is the impact on the critics and ultimately on the art itself?

This debate explores interesting questions about the role of critics in the Modern age, is one person’s opinion more valuable than anyone else ?

And in the world of vanishing print mediums , who will employ them anyway ?

After the panel discussion there will be a chance for the audience to ask questions and get involved with the debate.

Following the discussion, Mark Kermode introduces Douglas Hickox’s cult classic Theatre of Blood(1973), in which a Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the ICA website here

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