Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 09:02
Graduate Colloquium Series
The Black Mirror
A Lecture by George Baker
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 3:15 PM
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

George Baker teaches modern and contemporary art history and the history of photography at UCLA.  A New York and Paris-based critic for Artforum magazine throughout the 1990s, he also works as an editor of the journal October.  Baker is the author, most recently, of The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris (MIT Press, 2007), and several other books including James Coleman: Drei Filmarbeiten (Sprengel Museum, 2002), and Gerard Byrne: Books, Magazines, and Newspapers (Lukas & Sternberg, 2003).  He has published essays on a variety of postmodern and contemporary artists including Robert Smithson, Robert Whitman, Anthony McCall, Paul Thek, Louise Lawler, Mike Kelley, Andrea Fraser, Christian Philipp Müller, Tom Burr, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Paul Chan, Merlin Carpenter, and Knut Åsdam.

Free and open to the public.

This event is part of The Progress, the UCI Department of Art Graduate Colloquium Series for Winter 2013. The Colloquium is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of contemporary art. For further information, please contact

Image: Paul Sietsema, Empire, 2002.