Julian Myers-Szupinska is an art historian whose writing has appeared in Documents, October, Afterall, Frieze, Fillip, Artforum, Tate Papers, and elsewhere. His interests are focused on sculpture and spatial politics of the 20th century, the social and political dynamics of consumer society, and the socio-historical frameworks for contemporary art and exhibitions.
Recent publications include Hopelessness Freezes Time, a study of earthworks, drawing, Detroit, urban warfare, and guerrilla historiography, co-authored with artist Edgar Arceneaux (Kunstmuseum Basel, 2012); "Earth Beneath Detroit,” an essay for the exhibition catalogue Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012); "Attitudes and Affects," on the 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form (CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2013); and "After the Production of Space" (forthcoming in Critical Landscapes, University of California Press, Berkeley).
Myers-Szupinska is Associate Professor in the department of Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. As of 2014 he is the Senior Editor of The Exhibitionist, a journal about exhibition-making. He earned his doctorate in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and his BA at Cornell University. In 2009 he received an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation.