Art History From Home:
Art and Technology

Thurs, Apr 23, 2020
5:30–6 pm

Online, via Zoom

This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat.

This program highlights artworks from the Whitney’s collection that use media and technology to explore presence, absence, immediacy, and liveness. Using visual and communications technologies to probe experiences of time, space, self, and other, the artists discussed in this session—including Yayoi Kusama, Nam June Paik, and Dan Graham—question what it means to be "present" and "together" in the context of all-encompassing technological mediation. 

Janine DeFeo is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, DeFeo also teaches at Baruch College, CUNY. 

Free with registration.

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