International Inspiration #5: Quinn Latimer

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Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and Institute of Art History and Visual Culture of Estonian Academy of Arts present:

Lecture series “International Inspiration” 2017/2018

Quinn Latimer "Like a Woman: Writing and Editing as a Feminist Project" (documenta14, Athens)
21.02 at 18 lecture (Kohtu 6)
23.02 at 10.15 seminar (Suur-Kloostri 11)

In her lecture, Quinn Latimer will discuss and read from her recent writing and editing projects—which include the book Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017) and the documenta 14 publications, for which she was editor-in-chief in Athens and Kassel—and their investment in feminism as both an ethos and a methodology of struggle. She will also discuss recent feminist movements (in the art world and without) and the inherent importance of language and media to them, most immediately journalists and writers, but also the commissioning editors behind such stories who are actively shaping the narratives of violence and resistance that we are currently reading almost everyday.

Quinn Latimer is a poet, art critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013); and Rumored Animals (Dream Horse Press, 2012). Her writings and readings have been featured in exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Serpentine Galleries, London; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; the German Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and the Sharjah Biennial 13. She was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.

The lecture is accompanied by seminar, on February 23 at 10.15AM at Department of Visual Culture and Art History (Suur-Kloostri 11). Please write to Karin Vicente for additional information.

All lectures and seminars are free of charge and in English. The lectures are recorded and shared on Estonian Academy of Arts’ Vimeo page.

The lecture series hosts internationally recognized curators and critics who are introducing their practice, work methods and are consulting students in seminars. The series is part of opening programme of new curatorial field of study at the Master’s programme of Visual Culture Department. 

The list of lecturers in 2017 and 2018 includes curator Vincent Honoré (09.11.2017), curator Vasif Kortun (23.11), curator Martha Kirszenbaum (07.12), documenta14 curator Dieter Roelstraete (26.01), poet and art critic Quinn Latimer (21.02), curator Lumi Tan (22.03), art critic Andrew Berardini (12.04), feminist curator Maura Reilly (03.05), curator and critic Antonia Alampi (31.05).

This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.