blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art

In the spring of 2003, art critic Donald Kuspit visited the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond to meet the graduate students and their work in preparation for writing the introduction to the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2003, held at VCU's Anderson Gallery.

While he was at VCU, Kuspit delivered the lecture presented here, "Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art." In it he revisits Kandinsky's famous essay, "On the Spiritual in Art," and contemplates what it might have to say to artists working today.

The lecture was originally presented as the keynote address at a conference on the humanities and the visual arts held in New York in October, 2001.  




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