Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

David Robbins: High Entertainment

Visiting artist and writer David Robbins will talk about “high entertainment.” A practice for the future that combines the critical capacity of fine art with the pleasures and reach of show business, “high entertainment” could be what you are already making. Robbins’s objects, images, and writing reflect on spectacle and the position of the artist in the visual system, and suggest possibilities for a new relationship between art and the entertainment industry. + David Robbins has had over three dozen solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and is the author of five books, most recently The Velvet Grind: Essays, Interviews, Satires (1983-2005) and a novella, The Ice Cream Social (1998, re-issued in 2004). He is currently writing an alternative history of twentieth century comedy.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Category: Education | Updated over 7 years ago

Created
June 30, 2009 15:04
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
36672 times

More from Center for Advanced Visual Studies

N55: Artist Talk

N55: Artist Talk

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:18:00 | 28295 views

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost Highway Expedition

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:46:00 | 42274 views

Tad Hirsch and Trevor Pagleni with Andrew Woods: Terminal Air

Tad Hirsch and Trevor Pagleni with ...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:32:00 | 45813 views

(Speakers and Signers) Kelly Dobson: Resonating with Machines

(Speakers and Signers) Kelly Dobson...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:13:08 | 4689 views

Pia Lindman: Artist Talk

Pia Lindman: Artist Talk

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:41:00 | 35418 views

(Speakers and Signers) Ben Bahan: Deaf Ways: Extending Sensory Reach

(Speakers and Signers) Ben Bahan: D...

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:18:13 | 39699 views