Guest Talk: Julian Myers-Szupinska
- When 19 Mar - 19 Mar 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
In this UNSW Art & Design Guest Talk, Los Angeles based art historian and editor Julian Myers-Szupinska discusses a range of curatorial, editorial and writing projects.
An influential scholar of contemporary art and exhibitions, Myers-Szupinska was founding faculty in the Curatorial Practice program at California College of the Arts; was senior editor for The Exhibitionist, a journal on exhibition making; and is part of the critical/curatorial duo grupa o.k.
Myers’ essays have appeared in October, Afterall, Frieze, Fillip, Artforum, Tate Papers, and elsewhere. Recent publications include Hopelessness Freezes Time, a study of earthworks, Detroit, urban warfare, and guerrilla historiography, co-authored with artist Edgar Arceneaux (2012); “Earth Beneath Detroit,” an essay for the exhibition catalogue Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 (2012); Sterling Ruby: Soft Work (2014); "After the Production of Space" (in Critical Landscapes, 2015); and “Exhibitions as Apparatus” (in The Exhibitionist: The First Six Years, 2017). Myers has co-edited books on Etel Adnan, Martin Wong, artist-run spaces, punk-inflected media art, and more—most recently Black Light, on self-organized black art spaces, and Artwork for Bedrooms, on San Francisco art, evictions, and tech culture at the turn of the millennium, both 2018.
grupa o.k.’s practices include editing, curating, criticism, and research, with a focus on the history and future of exhibition making, and the forms and complexities of collective organization. Their name is a mischievous borrowing from grupa a.r. (artyści rewolucyjni), the Polish avant-garde group founded in 1929. Initiated as a surprisingly popular Tumblr site in 2011, grupa o.k. has since produced projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Whitney Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CCA Winnipeg, and Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland, and has published essays and reviews on exhibitions for Art Journal.
This talk is made possible through UNSW Art & Design’s collaboration with Monash University’s Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.
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