In her lecture, Quinn Latimer will discuss and read from her recent writing and editing projects—which include the book Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017) and the documenta 14 publications, for which she was editor-in-chief in Athens and Kassel—and their investment in feminism as both an ethos and a methodology of struggle. She will also discuss recent feminist movements (in the art world and without) and the inherent importance of language and media to them, most immediately journalists and writers, but also the commissioning editors behind such stories who are actively shaping the narratives of violence and resistance that we are currently reading almost everyday.
Quinn Latimer is a poet, art critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013); and Rumored Animals (Dream Horse Press, 2012). Her writings and readings have been featured in exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Serpentine Galleries, London; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; the German Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and the Sharjah Biennial 13. She was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.
The series is supported by: Estonian Cultural Endowment, Baltic-American Freedom Foundation, Estonian Academy of Sciences.
Recorded by Tõnis Jürgens at the Academy of Sciences.