After Abstract Expressionism

Wednesday, November ​8th​ at 6P​M​​


Rosalind Epstein Krauss (Washington, D.C., 1941) studied at Wellesley College (Massachusetts) where she graduated with a thesis on Willem de Kooning (1962). After her initial approach to Greenberg—for her thesis on David Smith at Harvard (1969)—Krauss began distancing herself from his ideas which she called “teleological” and became interested in minimalism. Starting in the mid-1960s her writings appeared in Art International and Artforum where she became an editor in 1971. In 1976, she left the magazine due to a controversial cover dedicated to the artist Lynda Benglis. That same year she founded, with Annette Michelson, the magazine October, which she still co-directs, with the goal of creating a useful platform for spreading post-structuralist theses applied to modern and post-modern art, through a vision of art where aesthetic experimentation acts upon society. In addition to art criticism, Krauss has also curated for some of the most important international institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA New York. Together with Yve-Alain Bois she curated her most famous exhibition, L’informe: mode d’emploi (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1996). Krauss has also taught at numerous universities like MIT, Princeton, and Hunter College. Since 1992 she teaches at Columbia University in New York. In 1994, Rosalind Krauss became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received an honorary degree from Harvard and London Universities.​

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Tyler Art History Department

  • Date & Time

    2017-11-08 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler B04
  • Category