This morning Irit Rogoff gave a talk on the notion of the Public. Her work attempts to diagnose ways in which the public is being reconsidered and re-presented--particularly in relation to our 'contemporaneity'. Of particular interest were her thoughts on the documentary trend in contemporary art and how this trend allows the public to emerge through a (shared?) 'struggle to survive'. After her talk, she joined us for a group crit of the Expanded Archive. We will be posting video of her lecture on this page shortly.