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Joseph Grigely and Emily Watlington in Conversation

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Various colors of notecards with scrawled handwritten messages on them are pinned against a white gallery wall in a geometric formation.
Joseph Grigely “Fourteen Untitled Conversations” 2002

Artist and writer Joseph Grigely and critic and curator Emily Watlington in conversation on art, disability, apologies and other matters.

Joseph Grigely is an artist and writer. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the MCA, Chicago; the Musée d’art Moderne in Paris; the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; and has participated in the Whitney, Venice, Berlin, Istanbul, Liverpool, and Sydney Biennials.  His books include Textualterity: Art, Theory, and Textual Criticism (1995), Conversation Pieces(1998), Exhibition Prosthetics(2010), MacLean 705(2015), and Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock(2016), as well as essays on disability theory and body criticism. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University and is Professor of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Emily Watlington is a critic, curator, and assistant editor at Art in America. She writes on topics including art, design, disability justice, and feminism. She is a Fulbright scholar who holds a SMArchS in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT. In 2018, she received the Vera List Writing Prize in the Visual Arts, and in 2020, the Theorist Award from C/O Berlin.


ACLS Scholars & Society Program; Grey Art Gallery, NYU;  Institute of Fine Arts; The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation





April 9
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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