Gregory Sholette: Dark Matter
Department of Art Spring 2012 Lecture Series
Gregory Sholette is a New York City–based artist and writer and a founding member of the artists’ collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980–88) and REPOhistory (1989–2000). A graduate of the Cooper Union, the University of California–San Diego, and the Whitney Independent Studies Program in critical theory, his publications include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (2011); Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 with Blake Stimson (2007); and The Interventionists: A Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life with Nato Thompson (2004, 2006, 2008), as well as a special issue of the journal Third Text coedited with theorist Gene Ray on the theme “Whither Tactical Media.” Sholette’s recent exhibitions include Imaginary Archive (for the Tulca Festival in Galway, Ireland, 2011, and for Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, 2010); a contribution to Temporary Services Market Place for Creative Time’s Living as Form (2011); a two-person exhibition at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico (2011), and the installation Mole Light: God is Truth, Light his Shadow for Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn (2010). Sholette is an assistant professor of sculpture at Queens College and also teaches an annual seminar in theory and social practice for the Critical Curatorial Cybermedia post-graduate research program at Geneva University of Art and Design.