David Joselit

David Joselit is a scholar, critic, and former curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1983?1989). His most recent book is Feedback: Television Against Democracy (2007), which addresses television as a closed circuit that video artists and media artists have broken into in a variety of ways since the 1960s. His other publications include American Art Since 1945 (2003) and Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910??1941 (1998) along with essays and articles on numerous artists?including Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Pierre Huyghe, Andy Warhol, James Welling, Robert Gober, Mary Heilmann, Jasper Johns, and Peter Hujar. This past spring Joselit was the keynote speaker at the Our Literal Speed conference held at multiple locations in Chicago including the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. For his presentation entitled Touch to begin… Rachel Harrison and Contemporary Sculpture Joselit will discuss how Rachel Harrison, one of the most innovative artists of her generation, addresses the most important issues facing art now: how objects have changed under the networked conditions of digital culture and how sculpture can continue to have relevance in a “virtual” world. In 2009 Joselit was named Carnegie Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University, where he has been a professor since 2003 and chair of the department from 2006?2009. Previously he served on the faculty at the University of California at Irvine and was a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joselit has earned numerous awards including the Howard Foundation Fellowship (2002) and the Clark Art Institute Fellowship (2001?2). He serves as editor of October, and on the editorial advisory board of Grey Room. He earned his PhD in Fine Arts at Harvard University in 1995.

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The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron
Members – $70
Non-Members – $85