Scrivener’s Monthly presents an evening with poet, critic, and editor Quinn Latimer. She will read from new and recent work, including selections from Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014) and Anthology, a manuscript-in-process.
Latimer visits Canada on the occasion of the upcoming Critical Art Writing Ensemble residency presented by the Banff Centre, where she is visiting faculty alongside LA-based writer Andrew Berardini.
Quinn Latimer is an American poet, critic, and editor based in Basel, Switzerland, and Athens, Greece. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012), which won the American Poetry Journal Book Prize; Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013), which explores the work of Lucas as well as shame, palindromes, passivity, fertility statuary, Napoleon, Artaud, Beckett, and Sontag; and Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014). A regular contributor to Artforum and a contributing editor to frieze, her writing also appears in Boston Review, The Paris Review, and in many artist books and critical anthologies. Her lecture-performances, text works, and video collaborations have recently been featured at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; the German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; Fondation d’Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; and Qalandia International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. A recipient of an Arts Writing Grant from Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation for her work on contemporary feminist art practices, Latimer teaches at Geneva’s Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Publications for documenta 14.
Scrivener’s Monthly is a series of public presentations that explore the space between material practices and spoken words: a periodical that talks. Set alongside the exhibitions program at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involves readings, performances, and other articulations.