Lecture: Douglas Crimp

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm


Logan Center / Midway Studios-Great Hall


Great Hall

Primary Sponsor: 

Department of Art History

Other Sponsor(s): 

Department of Visual Arts

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Event Description: 

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester and the author of On the Museum’s Ruins, 1993; Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 2002; “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, 2012, and Before Pictures, 2016. He was the curator of the Pictures exhibition at Artists Space, New York, in 1977 and, from 1977 to 1990, an editor of the journal October, for which he edited the special issue AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism in 1987. With Lynne Cooke, he organized the exhibition Mixed Use, Manhattan for the Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2010, and he was on the curatorial team for the 2015 iteration of MoMA PS1’s quinquennial Greater New York. 
Although Crimp wrote about performance art in the 1970s and edited the first monograph on Joan Jonas in 1983, he began writing about dance only in 2006, when he published the essay “Yvonne Rainer: Muciz Lover” in Grey Room. He subsequently wrote about Merce Cunningham’s Beacon Events and the fortieth anniversary of Trisha Brown’s dance company for Artforum, a second essay on Rainer, “Pedagogical Vaudeville” for the catalogue of Rainer’s exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, and “Relocating Rosas” for the catalogue of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s 2015 exhibition Work, Travail, Arbeid, at WIELS in Brussels.
Image: Still from James Nares, Douglas, video, 2015

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