I pursue the stakes of art produced between, for the most... moreI pursue the stakes of art produced between, for the most part, 1960 and 1985 in relation to earlier artistic developments and contemporary practices. I am especially interested in how and why the ambitions and debates of the 1960s continue to be relevant. Of particular concern to me is the question: "What makes art credible?" No question has proven more challenging than this one, since it is both open ended and future minded. There is never a right answer.
I have been a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2000, and teach seminars on Minimalism, Pop, Postminimalism, Vito Acconci, Rosalind Krauss, Jackson Pollock, Michael Fried, Andy Warhol and "feedback" in installation, performance, and video. These research interests have been supported by many institutions, including fellowships awarded by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Whitney Museum. I was honored as the "Class of 2009" faculty member of the year for excellence in teaching.
My second book, Donald Judd, was published by Yale in late 2010 and Phaidon Press has scheduled my study of Richard Serra for 2014. I am widely published and have also contributed essays to exhibition catalogs from the Tate Modern, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), MCA-Chicago, the Ludwig Museum (Cologne), and the Stedelijk Museum.edit