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Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs.

Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs. Probing the surface of art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus brilliantly chronicles how the City of Angels has suddenly become the epicenter of the international art world and a microcosm of the larger culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? Shrewd, analytic and witty, Video Green is to the Los Angeles art world what Roland Barthes' Mythologies were to the society of the spectacle: the live autopsy of a ghost city.

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Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including I Love Dick and Summer of Hate; two books of art and cultural criticism; and most recently, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. She received the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism in 2008, and a Warhol Foundation Art Writing grant in 2011. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"Slow-witted, fat, 14, and dreaming constantly of being fucked by other boys, Bo found a kitten near a neighbor’s trash one day." One does not expect such a sentence in a collection of art criticism essays, but for Kraus, her life and relationships, including the one with her friend Bo, form an inseparable part of her take on art, and to leave them out would be untrue, she believes, to her perceptions of the works under consideration, and thus to her own writing. These 24 pieces reflecting on Los Angeles art, most previously published in Artext, therefore include Kraus’s sado-masochistic practice, her semi-estranged husband Sylvère Lotringer, the late Kathy Acker’s notebooks, her various living spaces, her visceral reactions as a New Yorker who relocates to L.A., and the San Diego Zoo. Along the way, Kraus, whose I Love Dick tracked her obsession with her husband’s eponymous colleague, offers some trenchant observations about young L.A. artists and works, and builds a scathing critique of the Master’s of Fine Arts programs around which the L.A. scene revolves. Idiosyncractic, scattered and compelling, Kraus’s take on L.A. and its art is decidedly and wonderfully nonstandard.
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