We invite the XE community to join Professor Cole's course "From Broadsheets to Blogs: Magazines, Art, & Public Culture" for a guest lecture by Katharine J. Wright, curator, on artistic interventions in contemporary magazines.
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Infiltrating the Art (Magazine) Establishment: Artists, Advertisements and Post-War Protest
This session with Katharine J. Wright will outline the foundational advertisements-cum-artworks—made by artists like Yoko Ono, Judy Chicago, Ray Johnson and Lynda Benglis—that launched the medium of what she calls “infiltration art.” She will discuss the intellectual and cultural hegemony of magazines like Artforum, the rampant sexism and consumerism of the post-war art world, and the emergence of periodicals as powerful, affective sites of protest.
Katharine J. Wright is an independent curator and scholar who has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan Library and Museum. Independently she has organized exhibitions on Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Marta Chilindron, George Lois and others in the U.S and Latin America; last year she prepared a major retrospective and catalogue on minimal art for Fundacíon PROA in Buenos Aires. She is currently working on a book on the intersection of contemporary American art and advertisements entitled Infiltration Art.