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An Evening with Douglas Crimp @ the MAG

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Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium

500 University Avenue

Rochester, N.Y 14607

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Douglas Crimp will do a reading from his book ‘Before Pictures’; a memoir of the art world and the gay world in New York from the late 1960s through the 1970s.

Rachel Haidu will interview Douglas after the reading.

The book will be available for purchase at this event.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Rachel Haidu is Associate Professor Art History and Director of the Visual and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Rochester. She is the author of The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers 1964-76. She writes regularly for Artforum, 4 Columns, and Text zur Kunst.

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