Join American literary scholar and critic Hillary Chute, for a special Outside the Box gallery talk on “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work.”
Outside the Box offers a roster of gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s spring exhibition, “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work,” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box gallery talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Pettibon’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Hillary Chute has taught at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, and is currently Professor of English, and Art + Design, at Northeastern University. She is the author of three books: Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics(Columbia University Press), Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists(University of Chicago Press), and Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form (Harvard University Press). She is also Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus (Pantheon) and co-editor of Comics & Media: A Critical Inquiry Book (University of Chicago Press). She has written for Artforum, Bookforum, The Believer, and Poetry, among other publications. Her new book, on comics as a contemporary cultural and aesthetic phenomenon, will be published in the fall by HarperCollins.