Gregory Williams




Since arriving at Boston University in 2005, Gregory Williams has delivered lectures and participated in numerous conferences in Europe and the United States. An editor-at-large of Brooklyn’s Cabinet magazine, he has published art criticism in periodicals, including Artforum, frieze and Texte zur Kunst. He has written catalogue essays for exhibitions of Rosemarie Trockel (Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Kunstmuseum Basel and WIELS in Brussels) and Martin Kippenberger (Tate Modern in London), and has authored book chapters for The Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art, John C. Welchman, ed. (Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2010) and Regarding the Popular: High and Low Culture in the Avant-Garde and Modernism, Sascha Bru, et al., ed. (Berlin and New York: Walther de Gruyter, 2011). Most recently, his essay, “Ground Control: Painting in the Work of Cosima von Bonin,” appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Art Journal. His book, Permission to Laugh: Humor and Politics in Contemporary German Art, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2012.

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