William J. Simmons

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William J. Simmons is Provost Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California.

Simmons did his BA at Harvard University and spent three years at the Graduate Center, CUNY and taught at the City College of New York.

His criticism and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and books internationally.

This is his second interview for this series, the first interview can be found here.

During the interview, three pieces of writing were mentioned; A review of the Jenny Saville show at Gagosian Gallery that was not published but can be found here, also an article on Lena Dunham and Jill Soloway.

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  1. […] William J Simmons returned for a second conversation with us. During a previous conversation, we discussed his critical review of the Jenny Saville show at Gagosian Gallery. Ultimately the interview never went to print as intended as the editors feared a negative response. The interview now appears on Simmons’ website. Simmons is a Provost Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. To hear this second conversation which touches on Simmons often against-the-tide, independent thoughts on the art world, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] William J Simmons returned for a second conversation with us. During a previous conversation, we discussed his critical review of the Jenny Saville show at Gagosian Gallery. Ultimately the interview never went to print as intended as the editors feared a negative response. The interview now appears on Simmons’ website. Simmons is a Provost Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. To hear this second conversation which touches on Simmons often against-the-tide, independent thoughts on the art world, listen to the complete interview. […]