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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
310-665-6857 / jaxtell@otis.edu

Visiting critic at Otis College of Art Design will give a free public lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Diedrich Diedrichsen
Author, journalist, and cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen

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

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ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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