6 tips for digital critics

With programs, performances and exhibitions all moving online, how do we filter what’s good and what’s not? And how has streaming changed art criticism?

While arts companies are rushing to take their programs online during COVID-19 shutdowns, art critics are having to recalibrate how they review new work that is being streamed or otherwise presented online.

To help us all move forward in this new normal, we have corralled a few tips for digital critics.

1. How was the audience experience

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina