In Defense of Genius
Blake Stimson is an internationally recognized specialist in contemporary art, critical theory, and the history of photography with work translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Serbian, Chinese, and Korean. He has written for Art Journal, Art Bulletin, Artforum, October, Texte zur Kunst, Oxford Art Journal, Third Text, New Left Review,Tate Papers, Études photographiques, Philosophy of Photography, Critical Research on Religion, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, among many other publications. He is the author of The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (MIT Press, 2006) andCitizen Warhol (Reaktion, 2014), and co-editor of five volumes, including Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (with Alexander Alberro; MIT Press, 1999) and Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 (with Gregory Sholette; Minnesota University Press, 2007). He teaches at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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