Image: Joseph Kosuth, Information Room, 1970. New York Cultural Center, New York. Photo: Jay Cantor.
Talk: John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver: Art on TV
Wednesday, October 14 2015, 7pm
SFU Galleries and Fillip present a lecture by John C. Welchman coinciding with the release of the first Supplement, a new series of Fillip publications.
The lecture, "Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver: Art on TV," examines elements of Kosuth's The Second Investigation (1969-72), an important work which was presented in Vancouver at the Douglas Gallery in 1969. Specifically, Welchman's research examines documents that instigated Kosuth's interest in television as a public medium of address and distribution distinct from its content or physical format.
Welchman is Professor of Art History in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, and chair of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. His books include Modernism Relocated: Towards a Cultural Studies of Visual Modernity (Allen & Unwin, 1995), Invisible Colors: A Visual History of Titles (Yale, 1997), Art after Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s (Routledge, 2001),Vasco Araújo (ADIAC, 2007), and Paul McCarthy: Caribbean Pirates (forthcoming, JRP|Ringier, 2016). Past Realization: Essays on Contemporary European Art (XX to XXI, vol. 1), the first of a six-volume series of Welchman's collected writings on art and visual culture, will be published in fall 2015 by Sternberg.
Fillip's new Supplement format is an occasional pamphlet series. Each Supplement is available for purchase individually or as a yearly subscription along with books published in Fillip's ongoing Folio series.