Tuesday 21st March 2017, 8:00pm
Session 173: “The Argonauts” by Maggie Nelson – Kunsthalle Zürich
For this Theory Tuesdays session, the third of nine held at the Kunsthalle Zürich as a part of the exhibition “Speak, Lokal”, Daniel Morgenthaler selected excerpts from “The Argonauts” by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press, 2015).
“Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of ‘autotheory’ offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author’s relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson’s account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.” -Book Cover
Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and nonfiction author. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles, California.