Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 12:15pm
907 Floyd Ave.
Howard Singerman began writing on contemporary art in the late 1970s, publishing regularly from southern California in Artweek and then Artforum. He was museum editor for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues for contemporary exhibitions nationally and internationally; among them: A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation (1989), Public Offerings (2001), and retrospective catalogues for artists Chris Burden, Mike Kelley and Allen Ruppersberg.
One of the things making him especially interesting to our audience is his ongoing research in the phenomenon of university-trained artists, the focus of his book Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University (1999). Singerman is especially well suited for this research, having been trained as a painter before going on to earn his PhD in Art History.