Empathy and Criticality

Listen: How should one respond to being affected by art? 

What is at stake for the critic? Leading critics discuss writing with the emotional engagement of the enthusiastic fan or with the rational distance of the dispassionate observer.

Adrian Searle (UK, Chief Art Critic at the Guardian)
Katy Siegel (USA, Art Critic and a Contributing Editor at Artforum)
Roberta Smith (USA, Art Critic at the New York Times)
Chair: Jörg Heiser (DE, Art Critic and Associate Editor of frieze)