Alternative Art New York: 1965–1985, University of Minnesota, 2002

By the mid-1960s, New York’s art establishment — its major museums and galleries — had ceased to reflect the city’s diversity and had largely ignored the decade’s social, political, and cultural ferment. In response, marginalized artists created an oppositional network of organizations, exhibit spaces, and cooperative galleries that both paralleled and challenged the status quo….

On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curators

On Curating, Carolee Thea’s second volume of interviews with ten of today’s leading curators, explores the intellectual convictions and personal visions that lay the groundwork for the most prestigious and influential exhibitions in the world today. Among the aesthetic and theoretical issues raised are the relationship between artist and curator, globalism, post-colonialism, capitalism, the future…