THE SEMINARY CO-OP BOOKSTORE
5751 S. WOODLAWN AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60637
Pretentiousness is for anyone who has braved being different, whether that’s making a stand against artistic consensus or running the gauntlet of the last bus home dressed differently from everyone else. It’s an essential ingredient in pop music and high art. Why do we choose accusations of elitism over open-mindedness? What do our anxieties about “pretending” say about us?
Here author Dan Fox discusses his new book, published in the US on April 5 by Coffee House Press, in conversation with Anna Searle Jones, director of communications at the Renaissance Society.
Dan Fox is a British writer, musician, editor, and filmmaker currently living in New York. He is co-editor of frieze, Europe’s foremost magazine of contemporary art and culture. He has authored over two hundred essays, interviews, and reviews and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications produced by major international art galleries and institutions.
This event is presented in partnership with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.