24 Apr 2014
The Seasons in Retrospect
The Seasons in Retrospect comes out of Sanchez' engagement with the series of Seasons paintings by Jutta Koether, who will be present this evening, too. In this lecture, he redirects his analysis of these particular paintings to consider the fate of seasonal rhythms of distribution in general, using television (in particular, the Netflix series House of Cards), fashion and contemporary art as case studies for understanding the ways in which technical and economic models are interwoven. At the center of this project is an attempt to understand how internet distribution, which is fundamentally post-seasonal, works in tandem with economic models based on the management of risk.
Michael Sanchez is a doctoral candidate in art history at Columbia University in New York. He is currently writing his dissertation on the construction of the infrastructure for contemporary art around 1970, particularly in Germany. His essays on contemporary art and media have appeared in Artforum and Texte zur Kunst, as well as in exhibition catalogues from, most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art.