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David Robbins

Writer + Producer + Film Maker
Male
Born 1957

For other persons named David Robbins, see David Robbins, a disambiguation page. David Robbins' Talent David Robbins is an artist and writer who was one of the first to investigate the art world's entrance into the culture industry. His work reflects on the spectacle, the transformation of the position of the artist in the visual system, and areas of overlap between art, entertainment, and comedy.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1957 Birth Born in 1957.

TWENTIES

1986 29 Years Old His work reflects on the spectacle, the transformation of the position of the artist in the visual system, and areas of overlap between art, entertainment, and comedy. As an artist he is best known for his 1986 work entitled Talent, eighteen "entertainer's headshots" of contemporary artists including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Allan McCollum and others, as well as The Ice Cream Social, a project comprising installations, performances, a novella, a TV pilot, and numerous other media that in its totality represents an emphatically American version of some of the exhibition strategies employed by artists associated with relational aesthetics. … Read More

THIRTIES

1996 39 Years Old From 1996-2006 he taught a course in the subject at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, during which period he wrote Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History to Twentieth-Century Comedy, the first comprehensive consideration of materialist comedy. … Read More

FORTIES

2006 49 Years Old …  In November 2006 Robbins' "Concrete Comedy" essay appeared in Artforum magazine.
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