Claire Barliant is a curator and writer based in Cambridge, MA. From 2013 through 2015 she was Curatorial Advisor at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space in New York. Barliant has worked as an associate editor of Artforum and executive editor of Modern Painters. Her writing has appeared in Triple Canopy, Time Out New York, Artforum, Bookforum, Art in America, and Icon, as well as numerous catalogues and for many years she was a regular contributor to the art section of the New Yorker’s “Goings On About Town.” She has held teaching positions, either as adjunct professor, master lecturer, or visiting critic at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, SUNY Purchase, Parsons, the New School, NYU, and Yale. For the past several years she has regularly participated in the Writhing Society, a writing workshop based on writing with constraints, led by poets Wendy Walker and Thomas La Farge. Recent curatorial projects include As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of 'Post' at EFA Project Space, New York, NY (2014), Kool-Aid Wino at Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT (2013), and a screening series for Dirty Looks: On Location, New York (2013).

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Theodore Kerr, who worked at Visual AIDS for many years and has been a great sounding board for me on issues of queer politics, invited me to participate in a conversation about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Netflix show produced by Tina Fey. As our conversation reveals, the series turns out to be one of an increasing number of pop-culture creations exploring identity politics today in a way that is fresh and engaging. Our discussion appeared on Indiewire.com's queer blog Bent. LINK

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Just out—Vision Anew: The Lens & Screen Arts, edited by Adam Bell and Charles H. Traub and published by University of California Press. My 2014 interview with video artist Shelly Silver appears on page 172.

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