A discussion with Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts Magazine, about my book Art in the Making (co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson). Recorded 4 October 2016. Audio only.Read More
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.Read More
A panel discussion with artist Grayson Perry, architect Sam Jacob from FAT and Charles Jencks, the architectural theorist. Recorded at the ICA, London, 1 September 2011.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More