Literary Nonfiction. Art. Edited by Clare Kelly. AESTHETICAL RELATIONS is a constellation of essays on art, fashion, cancer, comedy, Los Angeles, and your mom. Martinez whips elements of fiction and stand up material into bits and pieces addressing both the critical and personal; including how many times you may kiss an art-world acquaintance, the theoretical stakes of sexting, and why German performance art is quite like French clowning. AESTHETICAL RELATIONS is titled after Martinez's ongoing conceptual comedy talk show of the same name. With an introduction by writer and comedian Jamie Loftus.
Christina Catherine Martinez is a writer, actor, art critic, and comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She writes for Artforum, Art Agenda, Texte zur Kunst, and sometimes for TV, including The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim. The Comedy Bureau has described her live act as "a great bridge between many different disciplines, including performance art, stand up, and clowning." She is a 2018 recipient of the Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA