About the blog…

The Girl Who Knew Too Much explores the relationship between horror cinema and contemporary art. Named after the seminal 1963 Giallo thriller by Mario Bava, The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a mixture of philosophical readings, horror theory, and art criticism that maps out how horror and art share structural, conceptual, and aesthetic strategies. With a primary focus on artworks produced after Douglas Gordon’s 24-Hour Psycho (1993), this blog traces the profound influence of the horror film on contemporary artistic practice by posting curatorial research, thematic essays on art and film, exhibition and film reviews, relevant international events, videos, and links. Examples of international artists that have been featured include Fiona Banner, Josh Azzarella, Aida Ruilova, Peter Doig, Gary Simmons, Darren Banks, Jim Shaw, Marnie Weber, Joseph Beuys, Malcolm Le Grice, and Raed Yassin. Film discussions range from the magical theater of George Melies to the very recent The Cabin in the Woods.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Initiative grant.

About Caryn Coleman…

Caryn Coleman is a New York-based curator and writer whose curatorial practice explores the intersection of cinema and visual art with a focus on horror film’s influence on contemporary artists. She is currently the Senior Film Programmer at Nitehawk Cinema and is the co-editor of the philosophy journal Incognitum Hactenus. Her blog on horror and contemporary art, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, received the 2012 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Initiative grant. Recent curatorial projects include the artist film screenings The Art of Fear and Sparkmarker along with Empty Distances at Mark Moore Gallery (June 2013), Film as a Social Art for the 2013 New York CAA conference, and Keep Moving: objects and architecture in the apocalypse at the Power Plant Gallery (2014). 

Coleman was the Curator for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ Art & Law Residency (2011 & 2012). She owned the art gallery sixspace in Los Angeles (2002-2008) and in Chicago (1998-2000). She has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and provided exhibition/publication research to Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery. In addition to founding the seminal art.blogging.la, her writings have appeared in Fangoria.com, OnepluseOne Journal, VICE.com, Hatched, Network Awesome, Brighton Photo Fringe, LUX, Rue Morgue, the Modernist, Art Review online, Beautiful Decay, and Los Angeles Weekly.

She received her MFA in Curating, with distinction, from Goldsmiths College. 

Contact: caryn@caryncoleman.com