Graduate Lecture Series: John Knight
April 18, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
The work of John Knight can be said to engage institutional critique in a particularly generative way. Through nuanced intercessions into the mechanisms of display and visual communication, his practice unpacks conventions and codes that give art its value, using art as a platform to reflect upon larger political and economic systems. Working "in situ," each project is based on analysis and intervention specific to the venue at hand; its aesthetic logic takes its cues from the structure of that of the gallery, museum, or other exhibition venue. Recent projects include participation in the MAK Center’s How Many Billboards? (2010), and exhibitions at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (2009); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin (2009); Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (2008); and Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló (2008).