David Raskin

Lecture 2: Judd's Credible Art
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David Raskin is Professor and Chair of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has taught since 2000. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin and participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. His writings have been translated into German, Spanish, and Norwegian, and he has spoken about art in such far-flung venues as Victoria, Cork, Stockholm, and Lincoln. His work centers on the ethical aspects of artist practices and how these concerns have been figured, represented, and construed in art and theory from Jackson Pollock to the present. He has books on Donald Judd and Richard Serra forthcoming this fall in which he argues that the value of art is that it adds to reality. In his lecture, "Judd's Credible Art," Raskin asks what makes this reality credible, and discusses Judd's contributions as well as their implications for understanding the work of Vito Acconci, Anish Kapoor, Kara Walker, and Julian Dashper.

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