ENTROPY AS MONUMENT
Thursday 11 October 6pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum
Listen to or download MP3 ‘Entropy as Monument’ – James Meyer [42MB] here
The lecture will address the recent fascination with Robert Smithson's entropic practice, as marked in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and in the work of Renee Green, Sam Durant, and Mike Nelson.
James Meyer is the Winship Distinguished Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University, Atlanta, and a contributing editor of Artforum. A specialist on the art of the 1960s and contemporary art, he is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (Yale, 2001) and editor of Minimalism (Phaidon, 2000), Gregg Bordowitz's The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous (MIT, 2004), and Carl Andre's Cuts: Texts 1959-2004 (MIT, 2005). His other writings include studies of Mel Bochner (Yale Art Gallery), Eva Hesse (SFMOMA), Andrea Fraser (Belkin Art Gallery), and Californian minimalism (MOCA, Los Angeles), and the catalogue of Howard Hodgkin's 2006 retrospective at Tate Britain, co-authored with Nicholas Serota. He is presently developing a volume of his art criticism entitled The Return of the Sixties: Narratives of the Contemporary, for the University of Chicago Press.
Download selected writings by artist Robert Smithson, including ‘Entropy and the New Monuments’ here