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InVisible Culture has a new home!

You can find our latest articles at In the 25 years since InVisible Culture was founded, the online journal has taken few different forms. In 2012 IVC moved from its original website to WordPress. In 2022 we moved to a new site hosted on PubPub, a platform designed for open access journals. Beginning with Issue #34, new issues will be published at All of our archives can be found there as well, or viewed in their original form here.

Table of Contents / Issue 33: After Douglas Crimp

Peter Murphy, “Introduction: After Douglas Crimp” Articles Matthew Bowman, “The Haunting of Modernism Conceived Differently” Theo Gordon, “Re-reading ‘Mourning and Militancy’ and its Sources in 2022” Lutz Hieber and Gisela Theising, “Manhattan-Hanover Transfer” Christian Whitworth, “Mourning, Militancy, and Mania in Patrick Staff’s The Foundation“ Artwork Cindy Hwang and Hua Xi, “Thirty-Six Copies of the Mona Lisa” Dialogues Benjamin Haber and Daniel J Sander, “All the Gay People Will Disappear” Xiao (Amanda) Ju, “Reading Douglas” Peter Murphy, “Learning From Douglas: A Course Schedule” Questionnaire Daly Arnett, Kendall DeBoer, Bridget Fleming, Peter Murphy, “After Douglas Crimp: Questionnaire” Tara Najd Ahmadi Tiffany E. Barber Nicholas Baume Peter Christensen Amanda Jane Graham Rachel Haidu Kelly Long Shota T. Ogawa T’ai Smith TT Takemoto Gaëtan Thomas Juliane Rebentisch Ann Reynolds Marc Siegel Janet Wolff Zheng Bo Catherine Zuromskis Click here for information on the contributors to this issue.

Introduction / Issue 33: After Douglas Crimp

Click here for the Table of Contents by Peter Murphy Featured images: T.L. Litt, Douglas Crimp, New York, 1990. (L) and Douglas Crimp, New York, 1990. (R). Images courtesy of the artist. When it was time to decide the topic for Issue 33 of InVisible Culture, there was no question that it would be on anything other than Douglas Crimp (1944–2019). Douglas—someone who hardly needs an introduction, especially in the context of IVC—was an important figure for the journal and its affiliated graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies. His pathbreaking essay “Getting the Warhol We Deserve,” for example, was published in our first issue. We would be remiss, however, to neglect to mention that Douglas was influential for an array of people and things: art history and criticism, queer theory and activism, gallery and museum exhibitions, and so many friends, students, and readers of his work. Given this vast network, our call for papers and artwork that engage with his legacy was a slight misnomer. There is no singular legacy to Douglas Crimp; instead, …

Contributors / Issue 33: After Douglas Crimp

Articles Dr. Matthew Bowman lectures in fine art at the University of Suffolk and regularly writes art criticism for Art Monthly. His research focuses on twentieth century and contemporary art, criticism, and philosophy in the USA and Europe. He has authored numerous essays, many of which focus on the history of art criticism. In 2018 he published “Indiscernibly Bad: The Problem of Bad Art/Good Painting” in Oxford Art Journal and in 2019 “The Intertwining—Damisch, Bois, and October’s Rethinking of Painting.” A new essay, “Art Criticism in the Contracted Field” will be included in the next issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Currently, he is finishing editing an essay collection to be published as The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing: Art Criticism and the Art Market for Bloomsbury and October and the Expanded Field of Art and Criticism for Routledge.  Theo Gordon received his PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2018, with a thesis on psychoanalysis and art of the American AIDS crisis. He has published in …