“The Shape of Space: Anthony McCall’s Solid Light Works” Panel Discussion at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, February 27th at 7PM

On February 27th at 7:00PM, I will participate in “The Shape of Space: Anthony McCall’s Solid Light Works,”  a panel moderated by art historian Branden Joseph (Columbia University) and featuring artist Anthony McCall, scholar Melissa Ragona (Carnegie Mellon University), and critic and curator Ed Halter (Director, Light Industry). This public conversation is organized in conjunction with McCall’s exhibition Solid Light Works at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Needless to say, it […]

“Imitation of Life: Ray Johnson and Mimetic Critique” at Columbia University and Performance Studies International Conference, Hamburg

In May and June I delivered two versions of a talk stemming from the first chapter of my book on Ray Johnson: I gave an initial, longer version as my final presentation as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia, and then an alternate, condensed version at the […]

“Ray Johnson, Between Pragmatism and Systems Aesthetics,” Black Mountain College as Multiverse Symposium, Kiel, Germany

  I will deliver a talk titled “Ray Johnson, Between Pragmatism and Systems Aesthetics,” at the Black Mountain College as Multiverse: Discursive Conditions for an Interdisciplinary Experiment Symposium. January 26 – 28, 2017 / Auditorium of the Kesselhaus Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Forum/institute for the Science of Art, Design, and Media (IKDM) at the Muthesius […]

Spring 2017 Travel Seminar: “Sunshine/Noir: Minor Histories of California Art”

In spring 2017 I will teach a newly-designed travel seminar in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University. The title of the seminar is “Sunshine/Noir: Minor Histories of California Art,” and it will feature a week-long trip to the Bay Area where students will meet with artists and curators and visit sites and institutions of art historical and cultural […]

“American Sky,” a talk on Robert Watts, David Behrman, and Bob Diamond’s “Cloud Music” (1974-79) at CAA 2017

My paper “American Sky” was accepted to a panel on “The Meteorological Impulse in Art,” co-chaired by Ellen Tani and John Tyson, at the February 2017 College Art Association Conference in New York City.   Cloud Music (1974-79), installation at Smithsonian American Art Museum Abstract: American Sky Cloud Music (1974-1979) is an interactive audiovisual installation by Fluxus artist […]

“Pat O’Neill: Early Films” at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, January 9, 2016

On January 9th, the Henry screened a program of short films produced by experimental filmmaker and artist, Pat O’Neill. The program featured a number of key early works, including 7362 (1967), Runs Good (1970), Easy Out (1971), Last of the Persimmons (1972), and Down Wind (1973). I organized the screening, introduced the films and lead a […]

“In Correspondance: A Panel on Ray Johnson’s Mail Art and Performance,” November 17, 2015

“IN CORRESPONDANCE” A PANEL ON RAY JOHNSON’S MAIL ART AND PERFORMANCE At Printed Matter, 231 11th Ave., between 25th and 26th November 17th, 2015 at 6PM Moderator: Johanna Gosse Speakers: Brian Fuata, Chuck Welch, Elizabeth Zuba Printed Matter, Performa, and The Ray Johnson Estate invite you to join us for an interactive public panel on Ray […]

“Art World Systems: Network, Medium, Platform,” Francis Halsall, Kris Cohen, and Johanna Gosse in Conversation

In this public exchange, art historians Francis Halsall (National College of Art and Design, Dublin), Kris Cohen (Reed College) and Johanna Gosse (Columbia University) will discuss the art world in terms of systems. They take as their starting point three recent books on the state of the contemporary art world: Pamela Lee’s Forgetting the Art World (2012), David Joselit’s After Art (2012), […]