Art critic and writer Paul Shepheard was in residence at Deveron Projects in spring 2007, to write on his book How to Like Everything?
Criticism is traditionally based on a set of value judgements, whether this is subjective, or set in current trends or established 'rules'. However, this could be described as something of a negative method of criticism - defining positive traits through negation. In our current age of simultaneity and what some people refer to as the death of history, what would a new critical model look like? Is it possible to suggest a paradigm shift in a field that is largely unchanged since its inception? Can we go beyond the limiting and perhaps outdated values that consider the critic to be the dialectic of genius?