Critical Studies 2019 Visiting Scholar Chris Kraus - Critical Studies Lecture

January 08, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm in the Mediatheque

Co-Presented with the MFA in Visual Studies Program

Author, publisher, and critic Chris Kraus joins the MA in Critical Studies program to talk about her new collection, Social Practices, which is described as “essays on and around art and art practices” published by Semiotext(e), the legendary radical imprint where Chris has been a driving force since the 1990s.

Chris Kraus (b. 1955) is a Los Angeles–based writer, art critic, and editor whose novels include I Love Dick (1997), Torpor (2006), and Summer of Hate (2012). Her writing navigates and mediates seamlessly between autobiography, fiction, philosophy, and art criticism. She teaches creative writing and art writing at The European Graduate School / EGS and has been a visiting professor at the Art Center College of Design, the University of California at San Diego, New York University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Los Angeles Contemporary Archives. Along with Sylvère Lotringer and Hedi El Kholti, Kraus is co-editor of the influential publishing house Semiotext(e), which has introduced much of contemporary French theory to an American audience, and published writers such as: Abdellah Taia, Veronica Gonzalez Pena, Mark Von Schlegell, Robert Gluck, Natasha Stagg, and Dodie Bellamy.