International Association of Art Critics
The International Association of Art Critics (AICA-Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art) was founded in 1950 to revitalize critical discourse, which suffered under Fascism
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 during World War II
World War II
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. AICA was initially affiliated with UNESCO
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 as a non-governmental organization
Non-governmental organization
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. Currently, there are seventy-two member nations representing more than 4,000 art critic
Art critic
An art critic is a person who specializes in evaluating art. Their written critiques, or reviews, are published in newspapers, magazines, books and on web sites...


The main objectives
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 of AICA are:

• to promote the critical disciplines in the field of visual arts

• to ensure their having sound methodological and ethical bases

• to protect the ethical and professional interests of art critics by defending the rights of all members equally

• to ensure permanent communication
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 among its members by encouraging international meetings

• to facilitate and improve information and international exchanges in the field of visual arts

• to contribute to the reciproca knowledge and closer understanding of differing cultures

• to provide collaboration with developing countries
Developing country
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