Douglas Crimp to visit Critical Theory and the Arts this Fall, 2016
DOUGLAS CRIMP, art historian and critic, joins BETTINA FUNCKE and the seminar on the Situation of the Arts at CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS this Fall, 2016.
CRIMP will discuss his memoir, Before Pictures. The book, Crimp says, means to “unsettle” the presumed identity of the gay liberation movement with the art of the period, the two cultures in which Crimp’s life took shape.
Douglas Crimp was a founding editor of October and worked as an editor with the journal until 1990. He is especially known for his essay and exhibition, “Pictures” (Artists Space, 1977), which defined the postmodern relationship to image production.