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Douglas Crimp

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History; Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Art and Art History

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Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu - (585) 276-3256

Biography

Douglas Crimp is the author of On the Museum’s Ruins, 1993; Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 2002; and “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, 2012, all published by the MIT Press. He was the curator of the landmark Pictures exhibition at Artists Space, New York, in 1977 and, from 1977 to 1990, an editor of the quarterly journal October, for which he edited the influential special issue AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism in 1987. With Lynne Cooke, he organized the exhibition Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present for the Reina Sofía in Madrid in the summer of 2010, and he was a member of the curatorial team for the 2015 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1. Before Pictures, Crimp’s memoir of New York in the 1970s, will be published in 2016.

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