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Uncontested Spaces: Guerilla Readings in the MoMA Galleries
As part of Kenneth Goldsmith's "Poet Laureate" program, he invites renowned writers to choose works in MoMA's collection, develop a response, and then select a space in the Museum galleries where they will perform the resulting readings and texts on Wednesdays. On selected Fridays, Goldsmith himself will contribute readings in the galleries. Visitors can meet the writers directly in their selected gallery.
The bibliography for this guerrilla reading includes Kieran Daly, “House Plays/Curtain Raisers”; Donald Judd, “Some aspects of color in general and red and black in particular”; Frank Kuenstler, “In Which”; Frank Kuenstler, “Continued”; Frank Kuenstler, “Miscellany”; Tan Lin, “7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking”; and Narayan Khandekar, Eleonora Nagy, Julian Miller, Pia Gottschaller, and Carl Mancusi-Ungaro, "The Re-Restoration of Donald Judd's Untitled, 1965."
Tan Lin is the author of more than 10 books, including Heath Course Pak; Bib. Rev. Ed; Insomnia and the Aunt; and 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking. He is the recipient of a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, a Getty Distinguished Scholar Grant, and a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant to complete a book on the writings of Andy Warhol. He is currently working on a sampled novel, Our Feelings Were Made by Hand. He is a Professor of English and creative writing at New Jersey City University.