Reading and talk with Quinn Latimer and Anna Daučíková
„What is a crush? Some thing—physically, emotionally, tautologically—crushing. A weight that you feel on the chest first. If a crush is a weight it is also gravitational, a kind of pull. The Czech-Slovak feminist artist Anna/Anča Daučíková makes work that works this kind of gravitational weight and drag on me. Her videos and photographs keep dragging me to them, devices of instant attraction.“1
Quinn Latimer is a writer, art critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her unique voice within contemporary art is deeply shaped through and informed by a sensibility towards literature, history, and art. Similarly to the works of Anna Daučíková, the texts of Latimer come into being through an examination of speech and everyday life, which shape and punctuate theoretical discourses. On the occasion of Daučíková’s exhibition Latimer will read a selection of texts inspired by Anna Daučíková’s work.The reading is followed by a conversation between the author and the artist.
Quinn Latimer was editor in chief of publications for documenta 14 (2017). Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed Edited and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013). Her writings, readings, and lecture-performances have been featured widely, including at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Serpentine Galleries, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Radio Athènes, Athens.
1 Quinn Latimer on Anna Daučíková in: Frieze Magazine, January – February 2019