Julia Bryan-Wilson and I discuss our book "Art in the Making," at the second annual Windgate Research and Collections Curator Lecture, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, North Carolina. Recorded October 27, 2016.
In the talk, we highlight one of the most important, yet least discussed aspects in the making of contemporary art: its economic footprint, examining issues such as the use of luxury materials, dependence on fabricators, and the significance of scale. Among the artists under discussion are Susan Collis, Urs Fischer, Sylvie Fleury, Damian Hirst, Jeff Koons, Jill Magid, Ai Weiwei, and Rachel Whiteread.
An overview of "Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery," an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Recorded at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, 20 January 2017.
My thoughts about directing the Museum of Arts and Design, at a time when I was transitioning from the role of a critic and researcher. Recorded at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, 2 November 2014.
A story about the values of making, beginning with my Grandfather Art, who grew up in Depression-era Kansas. He became an aircraft engineer and skilled woodcarver, and got me interested in craft. Delivered as the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, on 29 February, 2016.