“In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job as senior art critic. This made my life easier and lousy at the same time. I now had to actually enter all those galleries instead of peeking in the windows.” — Gary Indiana, Vile Days
Indiana’s art reviews for the Voice—collected and republished as Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985–1988—combine “his novelistic and theatrical gifts with a startling political acumen to assess art and the unruly environments that give it context.”
Indiana will give this week’s graduate art lecture at ArtCenter’s Hillside Campus.
In mid-January he will read from Vile Days and present the Michael Haneke film Happy End (2017) at a Hard to Read event in West Hollywood.
Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 pm.
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena.
Tuesday, January 15, at 7 pm.
8300 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood.
See ArtCenter Talks: Graduate Seminar, The First Decade 1986–1995, Stan Douglas, ed. (New York: David Zwirner Books/Pasadena, CA: ArtCenter Graduate Press, 2016).
Image credit above: Semiotext(e).
Below: Gary Indiana. Photograph by Hedi El Kholti, courtesy El Kholti and Indiana.