Location: Theater Kikker
David Joselit’s art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, spanning Marcel Duchamp’s strategy of the readymade, in which commodities are reframed as artworks, to the mid-twentieth century ecology of television, video art and media activism and the current conditions of contemporary art under the dual pressures of globalization and digitization. Joselit’s art criticism has spanned all visual media and recently engaged extensively with contemporary painting.
David Joselit― Speaker
David Joselit is a historian, critic, educator and former curator. Prior to joining The Graduate Center at the City University of New York as a Distinguished Professor, Joselit taught at Yale University in the Department of Art History for a decade, where from 2006 to 2009 he served as department Chair. A prolific and at times polarizing writer, he has authored and edited many books and essays including the widely read After Art, and Painting Beside Itself. He is an editor at the journal October, and regular contributor to Artforum. Joselit’s art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, from Marcel Duchamp’s strategy of the readymade to the mid-twentieth ecology of television, video art, and media activism.
Natalie Dixon― Moderator
Dr. Natalie Dixon is the co-founder of affect lab, an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary research studio. Dixon’s research explores issues of belonging, otherness, race and gender through the lens of media and technology. Her research has been published in multiple international peer-reviewed journals and featured in the media. Most recently she was awarded the 2018/19 Het Nieuwe Instituut Research Fellowship for her project titled ‘How to Read a Story About Burn-Out’ that explored gender, migration, women’s work and burn-out. Dixon is a visiting lecturer at ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem) where she is currently developing a vision for The Body Lab to explore the human-technology relationship and sensory methods for design. She is an alumna of the University of Amsterdam and Goldsmiths College (London).