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WHAT IT MEANS TO WRITE ABOUT ART

Join Jarrett Earnest and Lynne Tillman for a NY Art Book Fair talk celebrating the publication of Earnest’s WHAT IT MEANS TO WRITE ABOUT ART—INTERVIEWS WITH ART CRITICS, presented by David Zwirner Books.

 

JARRETT EARNEST and LYNNE TILLMAN in conversation

WHAT IT MEANS TO WRITE ABOUT ART

Sunday, September 23, at 1 pm.

NY ART BOOK FAIR

Thursday through Sunday, September 20, 21, 22, and 23.

MoMA P.S.1

22–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens.

Jarrett EarnestPaul Chaat Smith, and Peter Schjeldahl at Strand.

Jarrett Earnest.

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC

“I always believed up to that point [1981] that there should be some radical separation between self and work—a separation that of course was theorized. I don’t totally understand this anymore. I don’t completely know why or how this was the case.

“I think my work now is involved in a continual self-questioning that isn’t a kind of existentialist ‘who am I’ questioning, but an inquiry into the self as constructed and positioned, which necessarily gives the work an air of intellectual intimacy… Many people think that the texts are in fact products of a falsely constructed authoritative voice. I hope that’s not the case…

“The mistake is always then that the idea of subjectivity becomes the dominant motif in the work.” — Craig Owens

 

CRAIG OWENS—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC

By Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield (who interviewed Owens for the book in 1984).

(New York: Badlands Unlimited, 2018)

Also see:

BEYOND RECOGNITION, by Craig Owens

Edited by Scott BrysonBarbara KrugerLynne Tillman, and Jane Weinstock 

(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)

Above: Craig Owens and Joan Simon at South Street Seaport, New York City. Photograph by Elizabeth C. Baker.

Image credit below: Badlands Unlimited.

LYNNE TILLMAN AND KERRY TRIBE

Joseph Beuys is a controversial figure in art history, in large part because of his constructed biography: Beuys often recanted his dramatic origin story, a swirl of truth and lies.”*

In an Un-Private Collection talk this week at The Broad, Lynne Tillman and Kerry Tribe will “explore the ways that Beuys, Tillman and Tribe each raise questions about how identity shapes public reception and perception,” in a conversation moderated by artist Shana Lutker, co-organizer of this series for X-TRA.

 

LYNNE TILLMAN AND KERRY TRIBE ON JOSEPH BEUYS, Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 pm.

OCULUS HALL, THE BROAD, 221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Lynne Tillman in New York City, 1990. Photograph by Bob Berg.

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CRAIG OWENS LAUNCH AND PANEL

A newly edited and updated version of Craig Owens’ 1984 interview with Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield has been published by Badlands Unlimited.

Join Lynne Tillman, Thomas Beard, and Horsfield for CRAIG OWENS—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC, a book launch and panel discussion with Paul Chan and Johanna Burton at the New Museum.

Owens (1950–1990) was an associate editor at October and a senior editor at Art in America. His essays are collected in Beyond RecognitionRepresentation, Power, and Culture (1994).

In his memoir Before Pictures, Douglas Crimp describes the quality of Owen’s “unrestrained intellectual enthusiasm.”:

“In many of our late-night phone calls… [Owens] would say something like, ‘I’m writing a brilliant essay on…’—on whatever it was he was working on at the moment. I was at first taken aback by his apparent immodesty, but I grew to understand and appreciate his elation at the process of his own thinking, sparked by his voracious reading.” — Douglas Crimp*

CRAIG OWENS—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC

Launch and panel

Friday, March 2, at 7 pm.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

* Douglas Crimp, “Agon,” in Before Pictures (Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes Press/Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 213.

From top: Craig Owens, 1982, from the series Art World, photograph © Timothy Greenfield-SandersCraig Owens photographed by Barbara Kruger in her loft, 1988, image credit New Museum.

NEW MUSEUM AT 40

The New Museum celebrates its 40th birthday with a book that includes texts by Lisa Phillips, Johanna Burton, Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, Joseph Grima, Julia Kaganskiy, Ned Rifkin, Alicia Ritson, Lynne Tillman, and Brian Wallis.

 

40 YEARS NEW, available now.

newmuseumstore.org/new/40-years-new

NEW MUSEUM, 235 Bowery, New York City.

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New 40 Years - Front | New Museum Store

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