April 16, 2012

Douglas Crimp in Warsaw

Prof. Douglas Crimp, z którym w ostatnim numerze DIK Fagazine rozmawiamy o jego podróży do Polski i Czechosłowacji w latach 80tych, przybywa dziś do Warszawy. Polecamy jego wykład:

"Art News Parties"
16 kwietnia (poniedziałek) o godz. 18
stary budynek BUW, sala 6, Warszawa

Wykład organizowany jest przez Instytut Historii Sztuki i Ośrodkek Studiów Amerykańskich, we współpracy z Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi.
Wykład odbędzie się w języku angielskim.

Art News Parties
"Art News Parties" is a chapter of Douglas Crimp’s memoir-in-progress about New York in the 1970s, Before Pictures. The memoir weaves together stories of the two cultures that were central to his life at that time—gay liberation and the art that came to be called postmodernism. In this chapter, Crimp remembers his first work as an art critic, when he wrote for the oldest and most established American art magazine, Art News. Art News was famous for its support of Abstract Expression and for its preference for criticism written by poets, especially the important New York School poets John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler. But Crimp was not a poet, and he found the poets’ views about early-1970s art old-fashioned and off-putting. He nevertheless found the milieu convivial, especially as experienced at parties hosted by Ashbery, Art News’s executive editor. One of those parties led indirectly to Crimp’s meeting his first boyfriend, and so this chapter also tells the story of their relationship, including their shared cinephilia, their project to write a Moroccan cookbook, and their ill-fated vacation on Cape Cod.

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, New York, and the author of On the Museum’s Ruins, 1993, Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 2002, and “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, 2012. Crimp was the curator of the Pictures exhibition at Artists Space, New York, in 1977 and an editor of October magazine from 1977 to 1990. With Lynne Cooke, he organized the exhibition Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present for the Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2010. He is currently at work on a memoir of New York in the 1970s called Before Pictures.

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