Enrique Martínez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010

October 31, 2020
Enrique Martínez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010

This collection, spanning two decades of artistic activity,features selections of writings tracing the intellectual influencesand development of one of the more formidable and productive mindsin the contemporary art world. The writings of Enrique MartínezCelaya comprise public lectures; essays; interviews; correspondencewith artists, critics, and scholars; artist statements; blog posts;and journal entries.This selection of writings includes the six public lecturesMartínez Celaya delivered during his three-year appointment as thesecond Visiting Presidential Professor at the University ofNebraska. Marked by an encyclopedic curiosity and considerableknowledge about the world, these lectures explore the nature ofphotography and painting, the role of the artist as prophet, therelationship of art to the university and the museum, as well asreflections on his own work.Enrique Martínez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews,1990–2010 features seventy-nine photographs from Martínez Celaya’scollection; an introduction by Klaus Ottmann, who teaches arthistory at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is the RobertLehman Curator for The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York;and a foreword by James B. Milliken, president of the University ofNebraska.