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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Tuesday Talk: Michael Newman


The Tuesday Talks series presents leading artists, thinkers and curators who explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester School of Art and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.

Free, no need to book.

Michael Newman is a Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College and an associate professor at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. As both an art historian and a critic he has written extensively on contemporary art, including books on Richard Prince, Jeff Wall, Seth Price, Anthony Gormley and Stuart Brisley, as well as thematic essays on the wound, the horizon, contingency, memory, the trace of drawing and nonsense. He co-edited with Jon Bird Rewriting Conceptual Art (Reaktion Books, 1999) and with James Elkins The State of Art Criticism (Routlege, 2007). The first volume of his selected writings since 1983 ‘I know very well … but all the same’: Essays on Artists of the Still and Moving Image, to be published by Ridinghouse, focuses in particular on the image in its relation to language, the question of how art works manifest themselves and on the traces and archive of the event. It features artists such as Jeff Wall, John Stezaker, Tacita Dean and Steve McQueen among others.