Colby Chamberlain

Lecturer in Discipline in Modern Art and Theory

Modern and Contemporary Art
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2016

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Colby Chamberlain is a Lecturer in Discipline in Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union. His scholarship and criticism focuses on intersections of art and other fields of professional practice, in particular the law. His book project, Fluxus Administration, draws on recent media theory to reveal how the artist George Maciunas combined experimental aesthetics with bureaucratic procedures, leading to a consequential realignment of the neo-avant-garde in relation to a range of postwar institutions. The recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a Helena Rubinstein Fellowship at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and the College Art Association Art Journal Award, heĀ  contributes to publications including Art in America, Artforum, Cabinet, Parkett, and Triple Canopy.