Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization
Rosalyn Deutsche is a writer and scholar, currently teaching modern and contemporary art at Barnard College/Columbia University in New York City. Deutsche has written extensively and lectured internationally on such interdisciplinary topics as art and urbanism, art and the public sphere, art and the declaration of rights, art and war, and feminist theories of subjectivity in visual representation. Her essays have appeared in Grey Room, October,Artforum, Art in America, Texte zur Kunst, and Assemblage, among other journals, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues and anthologies. A faculty member of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Deutsche is the author of Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics (MIT Press, 1996) and Hiroshima After Iraq: Three Studies in Art and War(Columbia University Press, 2010).
Chris Kraus is a writer and critic based in Los Angeles. She is the author of numerous acclaimed books such as I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997); Aliens & Anorexia (Semiotext(e), 2000); Video Green. Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness (Semiotext(e), 2004); Torpor; Where Art Belongs (Semiotext(e), 2011); Summer of Hate(Semiotext(e), 2012) and Lost Properties (Whitney Biennial, 2014). She is the coeditor, with Sylvere Lotringer, ofHatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader. Kraus has also directed a number of film works, such as Gravity & Grace, How To Shoot A Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression.
This program is supported in part by Dia’s Board of Trustees, Commissioning Committee, Director’s Council, and Art Council, and by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.