2013 Monday March 18 / DAI Public / we kindly invite you to a talk by esteemed writer, filmmaker and critic Chris Kraus / Kelly Lake Store and Other Stories / DAI-auditorium
19.30 DAI auditorium, Kortestraat 27, Arnhem
After presenting and reading from her latest book at The Stedelijk Museum esteemed writer, filmmaker, and critic Chris Kraus will be in Arnhem for a public talk at the Dutch Art Institute / MFA ArtEZ.
Selected by Richard Birkett for the White Columns Best of 2012 show in New York, "Kelly Lake Store and Other Stories," expands ideas Kraus first explored in the 2012 Artists Space exhibition, "Radical Localism - Art, Media and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo's Mexicali Rose." In this charged, observational essay, Kraus shuttles between "outpost" locales in northern Baja, where the word "culture" connotes a family and personal history as well as high art; and international MFA programs and centers where she observes a trend towards activities that have little or nothing to do with visual art. Challenging Jerry Saltz's celebration of "Post-Art," Kraus argues that the art world has become the last refuge for the humanities and its debased professions of social work, school-teaching, translation and literature.
Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, most recently Summer of Hate, and two books of art and cultural criticism. Her new monograph, Kelly Lake Store and Other Stories, will be distributed by DAP in Fall 2013. Her writings have been described as "visionary" by Rolling Stone (Italy) and she has been selected by PIG magazine as one of the "most influential women" in culture and art. She is a co-editor of Semiotexte and lives in LA.
This lecture takes place in the context of Reading for Writing or How to Do Things with Theory
The next day Chris Kraus will be one of two independent respondents to 8 student lecture presentations*.
*Every DAI week, one full day is dedicated to lecture-presentations by students. Students present an update of their research in the form of a lecture-presentation or lecture-performance of 20 minutes to an audience consisting of their fellow students, interested members of the general public , the head of programme, 2 invited independent guests ( theoreticians, curators, artists) . Each student- presentation ends with two specific questions, one for each guest. The guests will try to engage with these questions in the context of the respective presentations, live, on the spot, in the form of a spoken reflection, followed by discussion.
Chris 'books can be ordered at :
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