T. J. Demos in-conversation with Dr Clare O'Dowd

  • Online event
  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  • Interview between art historian and curator, premiered on YouTube, 6pm. Part of our Portable Sculpture events series.

Taking his seminal study The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp (2007) as a starting point, Professor T. J. Demos (University of California, Santa Cruz) and curator Dr Clare O’Dowd (Henry Moore Institute) discuss the continued resonance of Marcel Duchamp’s work in exile, the politics of trash and the future of sculpture in the face of the climate crisis.

This interview was premiered on YouTube on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about future events


About the speaker

T. J. Demos is Patricia and Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies. He researches the intersection of visual culture, radical politics, and political ecology – particularly where they oppose racial and colonial capitalism – and is the author of several books, including Beyond the World’s End: Arts of Living at the Crossing (Duke, 2020); Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and Political Ecology (Sternberg, 2016); and Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today, (Sternberg, 2017). He co-edited The Routledge Companion on Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (2021), was a Getty Research Institute Fellow (Spring 2020), and directed the Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar research project Beyond the End of the World (2019-21). He is presently working on a new book on radical futurisms.

Venue details

Venue address

Online event
Participate online from your location.
Online platforms will vary for each event.
Please check your booking confirmation for details and joining links.