Faculty » Liz Kotz
Office: 227 Arts Building
Phone: (951) 827-5921
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Areas of specialization: Modern and contemporary art history; experimental film, video and performance; psychoanalysis and critical theory, media theories and media technologies.
Liz Kotz has taught at UC Riverside since 2007. She is the author of Words to be Looked At: Language in 1960s Art (MIT Press, 2007) and has published widely on contemporary art, ranging from experimental film and video to music, performance and text-based work. She is currently developing two book projects: a collection of interviews with Los Angeles based artists, and a critical study of An Anthology of Chance Operations, the influential collection of scores, poems, drawings and other texts assembled by the composer La Monte Young in 1961 that played a crucial role in the emergence of interdisciplinary artmaking. She has published essays in Artforum, October, and Texte zur Kunst, and in catalogues including The Anarchy of Silence: John Cage and Experimental Art (MACBA, 2009), Christian Marclay: Festival (Whitney Museum, 2010), Konzept Aktion Sprache/Concept Action Language (Vienna: Museum of Modern Art, 2010), and +/-1961 Founding the Expanded Arts (Madrid: Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, 2013).