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 (she/her) is the cultural insights director at affect lab. Her work explores issues of belonging, otherness, race and gender through the lens of technology. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and featured in international media. Recently, as a research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut she presented ‘How to Read a Story About Burn-Out’ a research project and performance reading for audiences at the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018) and at Het Nieuwe Instituut (2019). Photo: Antal Guszlev