G. Roger Denson



G. Roger Denson (b. 1956), the author of the novels, VOICE OF FORCE and ANTHONY IN THE DESERT is best known for his cultural criticism on Huffington Post. But he is also the author of three screenplays: Anthony in the Desert (drama) 2000; Appalachian Angels (drama) 2001, and The Patient (metaphysical/suspense) 2003 which were honored variously by Paramount Pictures' Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, Mirimax Pictures' Project Greenlight; Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope; Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street; and The Screenwriter's Community.

Before writing for Huffington Post, Denson's feature and cover articles appeared in Art in America; Artbyte; Arts (all New York); Parkett (Zurich); Artscribe International (London); Flash Art (Milan); Bijutsu Techo (Tokyo); Trans>Arts,Culture,Media (Buenos Aires, Caracas, and New York); Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin); Contemporanea (Turin, Italy); Tema Celeste (Syracuse, Italy); Acme Journal; M/E/A/N/I/N/G; and Journal of Contemporary Art (all New York).

His books on criticism and art include, Capacity: History, the World, and the Self in Contemporary Art and Criticism, on the criticism of Thomas McEvilley, Routledge, 1996, and When Down is Up: The Desublimating Impulse, on the theoretical writing of John Miller, Gordon & Breach, 2001. Denson's monographs on artists include Dennis Oppenheim, B. Pinto de Almeida, Fundacao De Serralves Portugal, 1997; Hunter Reynolds: Memento Mori, Memoriter, Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany, 1994; Michael Young: Predella of Difference, Blum Helman, New York, 1991; Susan Silas: Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, 1990; Despo Magoni: To Survive A Myth, Nees Morfes, Athens, 1988; and the group catalog, Poetic Injury: The Surrealist Legacy in Postmodern Photography, The Alternative Museum, New York, 1987, (with preface by Rosalind Krauss and essays by Denson and Suzaan Boettger).

Essays and interviews by Denson are included in Foreign Affairs: Conflicts in the Global Village (Central America, Middle East, South Africa, published with Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Geno Rodriguez, Eqbal Ahmed, and Houston Conwill); Occupation and Resistance (with Noam Chomsky, Jay Murphy, Gadi Gofbarg, Karen White, and The People of Beit Sahour); and Figures Forms and Expressions (featuring the work of Leon Golub, Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, and Robert Mapplethorpe).

Denson has written on the artists Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sigmar Polke, Andres Serrano, Sarah Charlesworth, Philip Taaffe, Pat Steir, Marilyn Minter, Reneé Green, Robert Longo, Ashley Bickerton, Nayland Blake, Tishan Hsu, Liz Larner, Gilbert and George, Barbara Ess, Robert Ryman, Dan Flavin, General Idea, Jules Olitski, Lydia Dona, Maura Sheehan, Jimmy De Sana, and Richard Artschwager. As a curator he has worked with Allan Kaprow, Cindy Sherman, Trisha Brown and Dancers, Lew Thomas, Suzanne Lacy, Joan Jonas, Steve Paxton and Dancers, Eric Fischl, Shigeko Kubato, Yvonne Rainer, Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Paul Sharits, Marina Abramovic, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Gretchen Faust, Wolfgang Stahle, Scott and Beth B, Polly Apfelbaum, and others.

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