September - June 2002
David Joselit is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp, 1910-1941 (1998) and an important, career-surveying essay on the work of Jenny Holzer (1998). At the Clark, Joselit will pursue a book project tentatively titled Feedback: Art in the Age of Television, which joins an account of the dominant commercial form of visual communication in the postwar era--television--with interpretations of the more self-conscious and philosophically oriented practices of art. To this end, Joselit's study will look closely at the diverse work of installation artist Nam June Paik, as well as examining the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, considering changes in the nature of the art object since the beginning of the information age.