In addition to her regular critical writing for Artforum, frieze, and various artist monographs and anthologies, Quinn Latimer will report on the feminist practices of a new generation of contemporary artists working in Central Europe, and specifically Switzerland, where she is based. With collaborative and improvisatory methodologies on the rise, and abject, performative, and craft-based media being emphatically employed once again, she will connect such contemporary work to its more explicitly feminist forebears and tease out the latent political significance of its meaning and making.
Quinn Latimer was born and raised in Venice, California, and educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York. Her art and literary criticism appears in Artforum, Art-Agenda, Bookforum, East of Borneo, frieze, Kaleidoscope, and Springerin, and her Pushcart Prize–nominated poetry has been featured in Boston Review and The Paris Review, among other journals. Latimer is the author of Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013), which examines the work of Sarah Lucas, as well as shame, palindromes, passivity, fertility statuary, Antonin Artaud, Diego Rivera, and Susan Sontag. Her first collection of poetry, entitled Rumored Animals (Dream Horse Press, 2012), won the 2010 American Poetry Journal Book Prize. Additionally, her writing and text-based visual work has been included in the exhibitions “Gestures in Time,” Qalandia International, Ramallah and Jerusalem (2012); “Monochrome,” SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland (2012); “But the walls are cool,” Galerie J, Geneva (2011); and “The Last Exhibition,” Art Basel Miami Beach (2010). Latimer is the editor of Paul Sietsema: Interviews on Films and Works (Sternberg Press, 2012) and co-editor ofPamela Rosenkranz: No Core (JRP-Ringier, 2012).