Ron Athey and Jennifer Doyle: joint book launch

Tuesday 5 November 2013, 5.15 pm

John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Bldg

University of Manchester

Free, no booking required.

This event marks the publication of Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, the first book devoted to the work of Ron Athey, and Hold It Against Me, Jennifer Doyle’s exploration into the relationship between difficulty and emotion in contemporary art.

The evening will include Ron Athey and Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Monica Pearl, and both books will be available for signing and purchase.

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron AtheyEdited by Dominic Johnson. Co-published by Intellect Books & Live Art Development Agency for Intellect Live, 2013.

Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art by Jennifer DoylePublished by Duke University Press, 2013. 

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