LARB Radio Hour: Chris Kraus's Social Practice
By LARB Radio HourNovember 23, 2018
Author, publisher, and critic Chris Kraus joins hosts Eric Newman, Kate Wolf, and Medaya Ocher to talk about her new collection, Social Practices, which is described as "essays on and around art and art practices" by Semiotext(e), the legendary radical imprint where Chris has been a driving force since the 1990s. What follows is a wide-ranging conversation about the role of art and art criticism in contemporary society, with detours into the recent cultural history of LA, the backstory to her novel I Love Dick, and the importance of good old fashioned description when your beat is radical creativity beyond your comfort zone.
Also, Kwame Anthony Appiah, who chaired this year's Man Booker Prize, returns to recommend the book that won fiction's most prestigious award, Milkman by Northern Irish author Anna Burns.
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