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Suzanne Hudson on the Conditions of Art Criticism

Assistant Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, Suzanne Hudson writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, process, creativity, pedagogy, and American philosophy as it intersects with aesthetics and institutional discourses. Hudson’s work has appeared in such publications as ParkettFlash ArtArt Journal, and October. A regular contributor to Artforum since 2004, she also has written numerous essays for international exhibition catalogs and artist monographs and lectured widely. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (MIT Press, 2009; 2011) and the co-editor of Contemporary Art: 1989–Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Her book Painting Now is forthcoming from Thames & Hudson.

Hudson joins Assistant Professor of Art History Gloria Sutton’s seminar class CONTEMPORARY ART: Theory and Criticism –media art and its publics. Also joining the class are students from Jeannie Simms seminar class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts that focuses on exhibition strategies. Students of Prof. Mira Cantor and Asst. Prof. Bill Kaizen will also participate.

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