Publications

2014
Artforum Critics' Picks: Travis Jeppesen at Wilkinson Gallery.” Artforum.com, 2014. Publisher's Version
Simmons, William J.Taxi Ride to Gauguin: Interview with Amy Sillman and Nicole Eisenman.” HAUNT Journal of Art, UC Irvine 1, no. 1 (2014): 33-35. Full text (PDF)
Simmons, William J. “Of Vulvas and Richard Prince's Car Hoods: William J. Simmons Interviews Judy Chicago.” Big, Red, and Shiny 2, no. 20 (2014). Link to interview
Simmons, William J. “Cornered Pictures: Laurie Simmons at Salon 94 Bowery.” Big, Red, and Shiny , 2014, 19. Link to review
Simmons, William J. “Judy Chicago: Singing Songs.” NOTES Annual 1, no. 1 (2014): 17-22. judy_annual.pdf
Simmons, William J. “Toward a New Photographic History: Lynn Hershman Leeson's Roberta Breitmore Series at the Museum of Modern Art.” Proceedings of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Biennial Conference. New London, CT: Connecticut College, 2014.Abstract
Lynn Hershman Leeson recently told me, “You know, the future of our evolution is photographic,” an assertion that few other artists would dare to make. Contained within that single phrase are the interconnected uncertainties of time, subjectivity, photography, and multimedia artistic practice, a perplexing amalgam whose nature has continued to elude art historians. The photographic image is so deeply inscribed within the construction of personhood, even though the two monoliths of art and identity have not been allowed to make their necessary reconciliation. Hershman Leeson prefigured contemporary conversations surrounding human subjectivity in new media art, and understanding her practice is central to current conversations on the artistic vanguard.
Simmons, William J. “Laurie Simmons's Two Boys at Gallery Met.” Tuesday Magazine, Harvard University, 2014. laurie_simmons_two_boys.pdf
2013
Simmons, William J. “The Transformative Power of the Image: Laurie Simmons and Jimmy DeSana at the Harvard Art Museums.” Harvard Art Museums Index Magazine, 2013. Link to article
Simmons, William J.Notes on Queer Formalism: Amy Sillman, Nicole Eisenman, Leidy Churchman, and Elise Adibi.” Big, Red, and Shiny , 2013, 2(15). Link to Article
Simmons, William J. “The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard at the Brooklyn Museum.” PolicyMic, 2013. Link to Article
Simmons, William J. “An Examination of Women’s Educational Access in the Global South.” Women's Policy Journal of Harvard 9, no. Spring 2013 (2013): 44-51. simmons_women_global_south.pdf
Simmons, William J. “Nicole Eisenman: MATRIX 248 at BAM/PFA in Berkeley.” San Francisco Arts Quarterly , 2013. Full Text
Simmons, William J. Show Text for Jimmy DeSana: Party Picks, Salon 94 Bowery. New York City : Salon 94 Bowery, 2013. Full Text
Simmons, William J. “Flying with Agent Ruby: Lynn Hershman Leeson at SFMOMA.” San Francisco Arts Quarterly , 2013. Link to article
Simmons, William J. “Punk and Personhood: The Photography of Jimmy DeSana.” Brevia - Harvard Undergraduate Research Association, 2013, 1. Article Link
Simmons, William J. “"There Will Always Be Stories Of Strong Women" — Marion Cotillard Talks Women in Hollywood.” PolicyMic, 2013. Article Link
Simmons, William J. “Glenn Ligon and Gertrude Stein: Beyond Words - Untitled (negro sunshine).” Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal 6, no. 1 (2013): 28-32. Online Version simmons_-_ligon_and_stein.pdf
Simmons, William J. “Artist in Focus: Elisabeth Vellacott at Kettle's Yard Gallery.” Public Catalogue Foundation/BBC "Your Paintings", 2013. Publisher's Version
Simmons, William J. “Piero Manzoni's Achrome with Bread Rolls: A Queer Reading.” Mellon Mays Journal 2012 (2013): 125-131. 2012_journal.pdf
Simmons, William J. “Dreaming is Risky Business: An Interview With Renowned New Media Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson.” http://www.policymic.com/articles/26600/dreaming-is-risky-business-an-interview-with-renowned-new-media-artist-lynn-hershman-leeson, 2013. Publisher's Version

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