Sarah Higgins & Benjamin Critton in Conversation

Join us on the @artpapers Instagram for a live conversation between ART PAPERS editor + artistic director Sarah Higgins and designer Benjamin Critton!

Thursday, October 8
@artpapers Instagram Live

Higgins and Critton will discuss the process of creating Borders, Barriers (Fall 2018) and how it informed the redesign of ART PAPERS, the elements and logic that continue to inform the design, Critton’s practice and gallery in LA, and the collaborative nature of arts publishing.

This conversation is part of a new series of virtual talks with ART PAPERS staff & contributors to expand the discourse around our themes and promote dialogue between those with overlapping interests/knowledge.

For those who cannot join us live, this conversation will be available to view afterwards on Instagram TV.

Benjamin Critton is a graphic designer, type designer, art director, and artist based in Los Angeles. Critton received a BA from Hamilton College in 2006 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2011, after which he established Benjamin Critton Art Department, an art and design practice whose client-based collaborations and commissions are supplemented by initiatives in publishing, writing, editing, curation, and pedagogy. Critton’s multifaceted practice, steeped in typographic education and influence, contributes and calls attention to the quotidian, at times unconscious, allure of that which is well-designed. The stratification of commercial design and fine art—and in particular the disparity in how labor is measured and valued in each—are inherent inquiries in Critton’s aesthetically taut approach to idea- and object-making. Aside from and conjunct to his independent work, Critton has also long been a consummate collaborator in a wide range of collective projects; currently, Critton co-runs Norma, a studio that creates objects, furniture, multiples, and interior spaces.

Sarah Higgins is the Editor + Artistic Director of Art Papers. She has curated over 40 exhibitions featuring a diverse range of emerging, established, and international artists for institutions such as the Hessel Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Previously, she was curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from 2015-2018. There, she produced catalogs and exhibitions including Gut FeelingsTomashi Jackson: Interstate Love Song, and A View Beyond the Trees.