Nov 30th 2013

Join us for the book release party for Lori Waxman’s 60 wrd/min art critic, now available from One Star Press. Lori will be joined in conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, curator of dOCUMENTA 13

Books will be available for sale.

Lori Waxman, born in Montreal, Canada, teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was awarded a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is co-author of Girls! Girls! Girls! in contemporary art (2011), writes a biweekly column for the Chicago Tribune and has also written articles for Artforum, Parkett, and Tema Celeste. In 2008, Waxman received a Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. “60 wrd/min art critic” project was included in dOCUMENTA (13).

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a curator, author and researcher interested in historical avant-garde and contemporary art. Named 2012’s most powerful person in the art world by Art Review’s Power 100 listings, Christov-Bakargiev was artistic director of dOCUMENTA(13) from 2008-20012, which took place in Kassel, Germany, and held workshops, seminars and exhibitions in Alexandria, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Banff, Canada. Her stewardship of dOCUMENTA(13), considered to be one of the most intellectual and significant exhibitions in the art world, renewed one of the exhibition’s primal intentions to enlist culture as an agent of reconstruction, healing and dialogue. Previously she has served as Artistic Director of the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (2002-08). Christov-Bakargiev was also a Senior Curator at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center—a MoMa affiliate in New York from 1991-2001. Her books include William Kentridge (1998), Arte Povera (1999), and for dOCUMENTA(13) the 100 Notes–100 Thoughts series as well as The Book of Books (2011–12). Previous group exhibitions include The Moderns, Turin (2003), Faces in the Crowd, London and Turin (2004), Citta’ Natura (1997), and Molteplici Culture (1992). Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northewestern University.

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