The Chart and SPACE are pleased to welcome James McAnally to Maine to present a free, public talk on Thursday, August 1st at 6pm at SPACE as part of The Chart‘s 2019 Visiting Critic Lecture Series. McAnally is a writer, editor, curator and artist based in St. Louis who will speak about his work including the futures and histories of artist-organized practices, the critic-as-strategist, and how writing can be site-conditional.
James McAnally is a co-founder and caretaker of The Luminary, an expansive platform for art, thought, and action based in St. Louis, MO. McAnally also serves as the executive editor and co-founder of Temporary Art Review, an international platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on artist-run and alternative spaces, and is a founding member of Common Field, a national network of independent art spaces and organizers. McAnally has presented exhibitions, talks and lectures at venues such as the Walker Art Center, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation with Ballroom Marfa, Kadist Art Foundation, The Contemporary, Gwangju Biennial, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Kansas City Art Institute, INCA, Transformer, Washington University in St. Louis, and Moore College of Art and Design and has served as a Visual Arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. McAnally’s writing has appeared in publications such as Art Journal, Art in America, Hyperallergic, OEI, Terremoto, Pelican Bomb, and many others, and his publications are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Brooklyn Museum. McAnally is a recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.