Miwon Kwon: Ends of the Earth (and Back)

A lecture by Miwon Kwon. All welcome.

Miwon Kwon is trained in architecture, holds a MA in photography, and has extensive curatorial experience from her tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1990s. She received her PhD in Architectural History and Theory at Princeton University in 1998, the same year in which she joined the faculty at UCLA to teach contemporary art history (post-1945).

Her research and writings have engaged several disciplines including contemporary art, architecture, public art, and urban studies. She was a founding co-editor and publisher of Documents, a journal of art, culture, and criticism (1992-2004), and serves on the advisory board of October magazine. She is the author of One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002), as well as lengthy essays on the work of many contemporary artists, such as Francis Alÿs, Michael Asher, Cai Guo-Qiang, Jimmie Durham, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Christian Marclay, Ana Mendieta, Josiah McElheny, Christian Philipp Müller, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Richard Serra, and Do Ho Suh, among others.

She is currently preparing an essay on the public projects of Barbara Kruger for Rizzoli Publications and is co-organizing a major historical exhibition entitled “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1977” with co-curator Philipp Kaiser to be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2012.