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Tour: Destroy the Picture with Daniel Quiles

Tue, Apr 2, 2013, 6–7 pm


Daniel Quiles (left) with Glenn O'Brien
Photo by Dis Magazine

Professor Daniel Quiles focuses on the various international groups and artists in Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962. His tour explores the artists’ reaction to World War II and the new context for both painting and society at large. Quiles discusses how the artists in the exhibition demonstrated an outright rejection of what traditional painting signified while creating new techniques and expanding the definition of the medium.

Daniel Quiles is an Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches courses on the postwar art of the Americas. He received his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2010, and is currently completing a book manuscript titled Ghost Messages: Argentine Conceptualism, 1965–72. He is also an art critic who writes for Artforum, Burlington Magazine, among others. He was a 2003–2004 Critical Studies Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program, and recently received a 2013 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.