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David Joselit | Dark Cloud

  • Chronus Art Center (CAC) 50 Moganshan Road Shanghai (map)

Leonardo Art, Science and technology Lecture Series

Chronus Art Center (CAC) is pleased to present Leonardo Art, Science and technology Lecture Series. Co-organized by CAC and Leonardo/ISAST in collaboration with leading Chinese art institutions, each installment of the series will feature renowned guest speakers from around the world on topics within the ever-expanding scope of Art/Science. CAC and its partner institutions will provide the venues for the events. 

The inaugural lecture will take place at CAC in Shanghai, with David Joselit (Distinguished Professor/The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Art History) speaking on “Dark Cloud”. 


Date        5 August 2015  |  16.00 - 17.00 
Venue     Chronus Art Center
                 M50  50 Moganshan Road


David Joselit’s  (Ph.D 1995) 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 ecology of television, video art, and media activism, and the current conditions of contemporary art under dual pressures of globalization and digitization. Working as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, during the 1980s, Joselit co-organized several exhibitions that helped to define the art of that decade, including Endgame: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture (1986). He taught in the Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at University of California–Irvine from 1995 to 2003, and at Yale University from 2003 to 2013, where he served as Department Chair from 2006 to 2009.