Caroline Jones: Trajectories of the Studio after the Factory

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Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist

Caroline Jones. Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist

In the 1960, tape recorders, film cameras, and reproduction machines of all kinds entered the studio. Noted art historian Caroline Jones traces this development and examines its impact on artists and art works. A professor of history, theory and criticism at MIT, Caroline Jones is the author of the groundbreaking book Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist, and co-editor of Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art. Recorded Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 6 pm.

Studio Myths Artists Panel: Nikhil Chopra, John Neff, and Amanda Ross-Ho

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Amanda Ross-Ho

Amanda Ross-Ho, Frauds for an Inside Job (detail), 2008. Courtesy of Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Transformation, mediation, gesture, embodiment. The artist is both performer and observer in the studio, and the protagonist of the myths that surround this space. Three artists in the MCA exhibition Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out, discuss their own works in the show, using them as a springboards for reflecting on the creative acts of the studio. Recorded Saturday, February 6, 2010, 3 pm.