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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


Isabelle Graw

ICA Ideas
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Renowned critic Isabelle Graw will present a new talk entitled, “Here I Am, That Must Be Enough.” The presentation will feature the relationship between people and products, and the special status of painting as it is treated through the work of Martin Kippenberger. Admission is free with RSVP

About Isabelle Graw

Isabelle Graw is an internationally renowned critic whose work has advanced the understanding of art criticism and the art market; judgment and value-creation; and trace and agency in painting. She is a professor of art theory and art history at the Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, Frankfurt. She founded Texte zur Kunst in 1990 with Stefan Germer, with whom Graw has co-edited and produced 100 issues to date. In 2003, she co-founded the Institut für Kunstkritik at the Städelschule with Daniel Birnbaum. Graw’s current fields of interest include criticism and its markets; judgment and value-creation under new forms of capitalism; and trace and agency in painting. Publications include Die bessere Hälfte: Künstlerinnen des 20 und 21. Jahrhunderts (2003); Der große Preis: Kunst zwischen Markt und Celebrity Kultur (2008); High Price: Art Between The Market and Celebrity Culture (2010); Texte zur Kunst: Essays, Rezensionen, Gespräche (2011); Where Are We Now? (2015), co-edited with Helmut Draxler und André Rottmann; Erste Wahl: 20 Jahre “Texte zur Kunst”, 1. Dekade und 2. Dekade, Hamburg (2011), co-edited with Daniel Birnbaum; Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and its Markets (2008; Under Pressure: Pictures, Subjects, and The New Spirit of Capitalism (2008); The Power of Judgment: A Debate on Aesthetic Critique (2010); Art and Subjecthood: The Return of the Human Figure in Semiocapitalism (2011); Thinking through Painting: Reflexivity and Agency Beyond the Canvas (2012); Kim Gordon: Is It My Body? Selected Texts (2014); and Jutta Koether: f (2015). Graw currently lives and works in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany.