Headlands Center for the Arts

Brian Droitcour

new york | arts professional
Artist in Residence Program 2020

Artist Statement

I work as an editor at Art in America magazine. As a critic, I have varied interests, but my writing often addresses digital art and art otherwise related to new technologies. In recent years I have undertaken several projects exploring the relationships between institutions and their audiences. All of my work is based on the belief that viewers (and not only professional critics) engage in a creative dialogue with works of art. 

While at Headlands

While at Headlands I’ll be working on a book project about art, poetry, and social media. I’m also hoping to continue my research into how art institutions communicate with their audiences; I’m particularly interested in exploring games and role play as techniques of engagement.


Selected Texts

“Open Channel: Commoning Institutional Voices” (1.48M)
originally published in Temporary Art Review, August 1, 2018

Co-Create (1.77M)
produced for the People's Guide to the Queens International, 2018-19.

Provision, issue 1 (2.03M)
produced for Converge 45 in Portland, OR, 2017

“Subcultural Treasures” (349.96K)
originally published in Art in America, May 2018

“Vernacular Criticism” (908.12K)
originally published in The New Inquiry, July 25, 2014

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