March 2017, Brooklyn Rail: “Fashion is absolutely embedded in this conversation, and in multiple ways—as a marker of time and memory, a maker of status, or vehicle for fantastical escapism, certainly, it helps us mediate, describe, and explain modern life. We think of the decrepit clothes of the stonebreakers painted by Gustave Courbet that—ripped, patched, stained—express the artist’s desire to elicit empathy and political consciousness in his viewer. John Singer Sargent’s infamous Madame X (1883 – 84) imbued sensuality and scandal in one drooping strap. Yoko Ono needed clothing to transgress not only the relationship between viewer and art object, but between the clothed and naked (female) body inCut Piece (1964). And via the power of an MTV music video, Run DMCimmortalized not just a shoe, but the well-worn tropes of commonality, desire, and aspiration in their song “My Adidas” (1986): And I walk down the street and I bop to the beat / With Lee on my legs and Adidas on my feet.”
I’m moderating two panels on virtual reality with three really wonderful practitioners and convened by a great colleague, Veena Vijayakumar. More details here.
Take a look at the newest contemporary design works in MoMA’s collection in a post I authored with Paola Antonelli.
I helped co-organize the current contemporary design exhibition at MoMA, titled This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. I co-authored a post describing the impetus behind the show, here.
On October 14, 2014, the exhibition Digital Typefaces opened at the Hyundai Card Design Library in Seoul, Korea. The exhibition …
Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA and Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design. Check it out here.
I’ve been helping coordinate the project during my time at MoMA, both online and at the experimental series of debates: Open Source (Debate I), Designing Empathy (Debate II), and Eating Animals (Debate III).
Frick Forum Evening Class–“What is Art History?”
Over three weeks, my evening class explored the question “What is Art History?” through gender, technology, aesthetics and criticism, looking at sixteenth-century bronzes, works by Monet, Whistler and Cy Twombly, and curious eyes.