During a varied career as a writer, curator, librarian, and critic, Ron Hunt has worked a a library assistant at the Victoria & Albert Museum, librarian in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle, visiting assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, instructor at Vancouver School of Art, and senior lecturer at Stourbridge College of Art. In 1972 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and has lectured at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, AICA in Stockholm, and the Luma Foundation in Zurich. He has curated exhibitions including Poetry must be made by all / Transform the world! (1969) at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm; Descent into the Street (1966) at the University of Newcastle; and Francis Picabia (1963) presented at both the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle and Institute of Contemporary Art in London. He has written for various publications including Artforum, Art in America, Studio International, Art Monthly, and Modern Painters, and Bricks from the Kiln.

Ron Hunt is a notable writer, curator, librarian, and critic whose work spans from libraries in England to post secondary schools in Canada. He has contributed to various publications such as Artforum and Studio International which lead to the release of this specific print. Structured as a ‘biographic bibliography’ supplemented with annotations and contextual notes, ‘As Celebration, As Critique, As Play’ combines commissioned writing and previously unpublished texts to showcase a well rounded selection of Hunt’s literary works.

Writings reproduced in full include:
Francis Picabia: Introduction (1964)
Yves Klein: A Mythopoeic of the Plurisignative (1967)
The Arts in Our Time (1968)
We Are Revealing New Pages of Art in Anarchy’s New Dawns (1968)
Interview with Brigitte Bardot (1969) (preview)
Poetry must be made by all! / Transform the world! (1969)
An Interview with Pontus Hultén, Stockholm 1981 (1971)
For Factography! (1976)
Andreas Gursky (1999)
Kalf: A Late Perspective (2000)
Dreams of / Fears of …… Flying (2009)
Fourier / Breton / Cherries (2017)
Hélène Cixous or Waiting for Tears (2018)
Some Books of Barbara Bloom (2019)
A Very Brief Dictionary in the Vicinity of Situationism (2019)
‘Recovery’ / Is Recovery Possible (2020)

Photographs by Tom McCaughan

21 x 25 cm
224 Pages