Reading With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form
ABSTRACT / Maria’s book With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form has been described by Jens Hoffman as ‘An entertaining and thought provoking addition to the re-examination of one of art history’s most mythologized exhibitions that demonstrates how language is attitude and how words are form.’ The book’s methodology is a practical embodiment the effect of reading Harald Szeemann’s 1969 catalogue of When Attitudes Become Form with A Bao A Qu, Jorge Luis Borges’ invisible creature described in Book of Imaginary Beings, to create an ad hoc, art historical taxonomy of implausible intimacy.
BIOGRAPHY / Maria Fusco is a Northern Irish writer, theorist and critic who is internationally recognized for her work in fiction, radio and theoretical writing, as well as her foundational work in the field of fiction as a critical practice. She is the founder and editorial director of experimental art writing journal, The Happy Hypocrite, former Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently Reader in Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She was the writer-in-residence at the Lisbon Architecture triennale, the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris and the Whitechapel in London, and in 2018 will be Research Fellow at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam. As part of the art writing and knowledge production panel, Fusco will discuss how the poetics and politics of art writing afford ways of knowing which disrupt boundaries of discipline.
Art Writing and Knowledge Production
Jeanne Randolph, Maria Fusco, Kristen Kreider, Joan Borsa
September 17, 10:00 – 11:50 AM
Engineered Air Theatre, 234 9 Avenue SW