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Art History Lecture Series:

“On the Museum’s Ruins”
An introduction to Douglas Crimp (1944 – 2019)

Date: 4, 11, 25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: CPD-2.16 (Run Run Shaw Tower), Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration required. Please email maah@hku.hk.

On the occasion of this year’s translation to Chinese of Douglas Crimp’s seminal book On The Museum’s Ruins (1993), the Department of Art History offers an introductory course the discursive field of Douglas Crimp (1944-2019), the art historian, critic, curator and AIDS activist, who generated some of the most enduring, foundational texts on postmodern art, queer theory, and institutional critique.

Guest Lecturer Professor: Inti Guerrero (Hong Kong)

Inti Guerrero is the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator at Tate Modern (since 2016). He has curated exhibitions and symposia in institutions globally, and has published in journals including Afterall (Central Saint Martins). In Hong Kong, he has curated and co-curated exhibitions at Para Site and Asia Art Archive.


Seminar Readings

DAY 1: 4 November 2020 (Wednesday)
[Chinese] Crimp, Douglas. “On the Museum’s Ruins.” In On the Museum’s Ruins, trans. Y. Tang, 33-50. Nanjing: Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing Ltd, 2020.
[English] Crimp, Douglas. “On the Museum’s Ruins.” In On the Museum’s Ruins, 44-60. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.

DAY 2: 11 November 2020 (Wednesday)
[English] Crimp, Douglas. “Pictures.” October 8 (Spring 1979): 75-88.

DAY 3: 25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
[English] Crimp, Douglas. “The Boys in my Bedroom.” In Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 151-163. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.

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