Influential Author, Journalist, and Cultural Critic Diedrich Diederichsen to Speak in Los Angeles

Visiting critic at Otis College of Art Design will give a free public lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Author, journalist, and cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen

Twenty years ago I came for the first time to stay and teach in Los Angeles ... I experienced a specific relation between sub and micro-cultures ... that was different from what I knew in Europe and the U.S. ... what is left of this impression today?

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

Otis College of Art Design’s Fine Art Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Santa Monica College Art Department present:

“OUR KIND OF VENUE - SUBCULTURES, INSTITUTIONS, AND HISTORIOGRAPHY”
A PUBLIC LECTURE by DIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN

WHEN / WHERE:
Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Bing Auditorium.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

DIRECTIONS:
http://www.lacma.org/visit/plan-your-visit

TICKETS:
The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required:
Call 323 857-6010 or reserve online at http://www.lacma.org/programs/education/talks-courses

Additional information available at http://www.otis.edu/calendar or by calling 310-665-6885.

Diedrich Diederichsen is the visiting critic in Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design this semester. Celebrated writer, journalist, and critic whose articles and texts have been published in "Texte zur Kunst", "Artforum", and "Frieze", he was editor-in-chief of the influential subculture magazine "Spex" until the 1990s. Diederichsen will explore the impact of the artist Mike Kelley and the post-Kelley world of class, culture, and rebellion.

“Twenty years ago I came for the first time to stay and teach in Los Angeles, introduced to it, among others, by Mike Kelley. I experienced a specific relation between sub and micro-cultures and art institutions that was different from what I knew in Europe and the U.S. East Coast. The traditional pessimistic attitude - institutions seen as the graveyard of subcultures - or the cynical position that we all will be outgrowing subcultural and self-organized forms of practice and have to make a living were countered here by specific ideas of the local and of institutions as territory to be defended. What is left of this impression today - in Los Angeles and in the world in times of cuts and privatizations - and after Mike Kelley?” - Diedrich Diederichsen

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres, and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses. Additional information is available at http://www.otis.edu.