David Robbins
David Robbins
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.
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Ira Israel: Hannah Chodos
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Last night at the Actors' Gang theater in Los Angeles, we were asked by the house manager NOT to write reviews of A Midsummer's Night Dream, directed by Tim Robbins, because it was not their final production. He told us that they were workshopping the play and after the performance would be open to comments and suggestions. As a gentleman, I feel obligated to do my best to honor his request. My only comment -- and this is my stupid and immature sense of humor -- would have been that they were fucked if they wanted to improve the performance because it was so far beyond perfect that there was no place to go. My only suggestion would have been to invite Joss Whedon -- whose Much Ado About Nothing is by far the best film of the year -- and discuss translating their enactment into a film for a larger audience to enjoy. The trust that the actors displayed for Tim Robbins' intense vision, the commitment that they made to their roles, and the love and respect that they sh ...
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David Robbins: For years I was a hard-nosed hack. Then I became a dad -- and it all changed.
Independent - almost 5 years
Journalists have a hard-won reputation for cynicism. Things that make ordinary civilians go "ahhhh" usually make journalists go "yuk".
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New Times / Strokes & Plugs - New Times SLO
Google News - over 5 years
... who grew up in Palisades, NY She studied at the New York School of Interior Design and worked as an interior designer on commercial and residential projects in NYC for 15 years before relocating to the Central Coast to marry David Robbins, a local
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TrovaGene, Inc., Announces Worldwide Exclusive Licensing of Assay for Hairy ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... regulatory approval for any indication or prove to be commercially successful. TrovaGene does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. TrovaGene, Inc. David Robbins, 858-217-4838 x104 http://www.trovagene.com
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David B. Robbins Named FCC Managing Director - All Access Music Group
Google News - over 5 years
GENACHOWSKI said, "In our constant effort to be a model of excellence in government, I am pleased to welcome DAVID ROBBINS to the Commission as Managing Dir. DAVID's leadership and management experience will be invaluable as we continue our efforts to
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David Robbins: How our summer plans fell like sand through my fingers - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
I had high hopes of this summer. I had plans and ideas for family days out, for excursions and adventures, picnics and days by the sea. And now, suddenly, it's all over and we didn't get to do half of them. Back in June, there seemed to be an almost
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David Robbins Named FCC Managing Director - Broadcasting & Cable
Google News - over 5 years
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/2/2011 1:54:32 PM FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has named former consumer protection official David Robbins as managing director of the commission, effective Sept. 12. Genachowski has made a point of
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Where is Milwaukee's avant-garde? - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Artist David Robbins called Milwaukee a “new frontier.” Inova was achievinging international acclaim. Chris Smith and Sarah Price were fresh from winning at Sundance. Pumpkin World and the Hermetic Gallery were important centers of dialogue
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David Robbins: A landmark day as we make a splash in Killiney - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
It was the kind of day I always dreamed of when I gave up full-time working to become a stay-at-home dad. The sun was shining. The day lay before us like a present waiting to be opened. We had no appointments, no meetings, no calls on our time
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David Robbins: Our trip to Disney showed the high life is not for me... - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is, according to the Unofficial Guide to Disneyworld, a "minor attraction. . . a visually appealing children's ride" lasting one-and-a-half minutes. "Can we go on it," pleaded my six-year-old daughter. "Please
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David Robbins: A constant struggle but the landscape is always a winner - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
It was raining, but we decided to go anyway. My wife said we should think of it as a "trek", a word her family uses to describe a walk on which you're going to get drenched so you might as well accept it and, well, move on. We walked down to Clifden
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Exhibit to Focus on Art of the 1980s - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Paul Laster, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Mark Morrisroe, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Joel Otterson, Rona Pondick, Richard Prince, Rick Prol, David Robbins, Tim Rollins and KOS, David Row, Julian Schnabel, Peter Schuyff,
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Micronetics cuts executive compensation again - New Hampshire Business Review
Google News - over 5 years
Last year, the company also lowered compensation, according to its proxy filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week. CEO David Robbins ended up making $259000, which was about $21000 less than last year, mainly due to a lower bonus
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“CIRCA 1986 – The 80s From Six Important New York Art Collections” at HVCCA - AMA
Google News - over 5 years
... Mark Morrisroe, Elizabeth Murra Bruce Nauman, Joel Otterson, Rona Pondick, Richard Prince, Rick Prol, David Robbins, Tim Rollins and KOS, David Row Julian Schnabel, Peter Schuyff, Jessica Stockholder, John Walker and David Wojnarowicz
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Micronetics Reports Record First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012 - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
David Robbins, Micronetics' CEO stated, "Our Q1 FY 2012 revenue exceeds our historic reported revenue for any quarter by over $0.6M. We are pleased with this positive trend in revenue, earnings, backlog, and subsystems bookings for the quarter
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David Robbins: The excitment of travel revived my jet-lagged soul - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The life of a stay-at-home dad is one of brief, stolen pleasures. Of course, I let on it's a non-stop whirlwind of home baking, needlepoint and doing 'crafts' with my six-year-old daughter. But there is often a sneaky half-hour watching the cricket,
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David Robbins: Saux long to my dream of owning a French chateau - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Fate had put it up to me this time. I had been dreaming about buying the Chateau de Saux in the south-west of France for years. And now it was up for sale. Viewing was by appointment only, but I didn't need to view it
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Robbins
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 57
    His video Concrete Comedy: An Introduction premiered in 2014 as part of MOCAtv's Art + Comedy channel.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he created TV Family, a television show in Italian, for Museo MADRE in Naples, Italy.
    His work was featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
    More Details Hide Details After attending Brown University, Robbins was employed in the early 1980s by Andy Warhol, George Plimpton, and Diana Vreeland, during which years he educated himself about art by interviewing emerging artists such as Richard Prince, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, and Allan McCollum. Robbins began exhibiting his art in the mid-1980s in New York, where he was closely associated with the neo-conceptual Gallery Nature Morte.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    In November 2006 Robbins' "Concrete Comedy" essay appeared in Artforum magazine.
    More Details Hide Details 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. The book was published in 2011 by Pork Salad Press. His other "alternative to art," known as High Entertainment, argues for a category of imaginative production that balances art's emphasis on form-discovery with entertainment's emphasis on accessibility. Born of the new production and distribution opportunities of the digital era, High Entertainment encourages the "independent imagination" to apply art's experimentalism to mainstream forms such as commercial film and television. Robbins was an early contributor to REALLIFE Magazine, Purple magazine, and Art issues. His books include Concrete Comedy; The Velvet Grind: Essays, Interviews, Satires 1983–2005, which collect several of his early interviews; a novella, The Ice Cream Social; High Entertainment; The Dr. Frankenstein Option; Foundation Papers from the Archives of the Institute for Advanced Comedic Behavior; and The Camera Believes Everything.
  • 2000
    Age 43
    In 2000 he withdrew from active participation in the art world in order to discover how his imagination performed when not formatted to produce art, and began using the term "independent imagination" in place of "artist."
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently relocating to Milwaukee he aligned his work with contexts and formats historically forsaken by the avant garde, positing the suburb as a frontier for art production and creating TV commercials for galleries.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 0
    Born in 1957.
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