Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Douglas Crimp lectures @ MCAD April 15

Renowned art historian, critic and art activist, Douglas Crimp will present his lecture entitled Action Around the Edges, Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in Auditorium 150. The lecture is a portion of his memoir in progress which chronicles "the artistic and sexual experimentation thriving in the abandoned industrial spaces of Manhattan in the 1970s."
Crimp has written extensively on late 20th century art and the rise of AIDs activism.  This week the MCAD Library highlights many of his publications from the collection including the special issue of October he edited in 1987 entitiled, AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism, and his book On the Museum's Ruins.  All items are now on display in the main reading room.

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