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Nicholas Galanin discussion at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Nicholas Galanin, Static Broadcast, American Prayer Rug, 2020, wool, cotton, 60 x 96 inches (152.4 x 243.8 cm)

This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection and recent exhibitions 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 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 Nam June Paik, Lynda Benglis, and Nicholas Galanin—question what it means to be "present" and "together" in the context of all-encompassing technological mediation. 

Janine DeFeo is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has taught at Baruch College and is currently a writing fellow at Hostos Community College. Her academic research theorizes and historicizes the material use of food in American performance art of the 1960s and 1970s.

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