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NYC-based Curator and Critic Joshua Decter will give a talk titled Art is a Problem, based on his forthcoming book with the same title. Joshua Decter is a New York-based writer, curator, art historian, theorist, educator, and editor. Decter has contributed to Artforum, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, The Exhibitionist, among other magazines and journals. He was the editor/publisher of Acme Journal in the 1990s.Decter’s forthcoming book, Art is a Problem, will be published by JRP|Ringier in 2013. Comprised of a selection of Decter’s writings, interviews, and curatorial projects from 1986 through 2012, the book examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, institutional, discursive, curatorial, and social contexts.Decter was Director of the Master of Public Art Studies Program at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, where he founded the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program.