Tony Cokes and Christoph Cox

  • Courtesy the artist and Getty Research Institute

  • Christopher Cox. Courtesy of the speaker.


  • “The Author as Selector: Tony Cokes’ Iconoclasm,” by Christoph Cox from the catalog Tony Cokes: If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late: Vol I-III. Co-published by ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, and Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art.

Artist Talk

  1. Apr 9, 2020, 7:30 – 9 pm
Join us on Zoom

Join us at 7:30pm EST for a live Zoom conversaton between artist Tony Cokes and Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and author of the catalogue essay “The Author as Selector: Tony Cokes’s Iconoclasm.” To join the conversation, click the following link:

Christoph Cox

Christoph Cox, professor of philosophy, received his B.A. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Cox teaches and writes on contemporary European philosophy, cultural theory, and aesthetics.

He is the author of Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (University of California Press, 1999), and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum, 2004/2017). The recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/The Warhol Foundation, Cox is editor-at-large at Cabinet magazine. His writing has appeared in October, Artforum, Journal of the History of Philosophy, The Wire, Journal of Visual Culture, Organised Sound, The Review of Metaphysics, and elsewhere.

He has curated exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Kitchen, CONTEXT Art Miami, New Langton Arts, G Fine Art Gallery, and other venues, and has written essays for exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Mass MoCA, the South London Gallery, Berlin's Akademie der Künste, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Oslo Kunstforening, and others.

Tony Cokes

Tony Cokes was born in 1956. He received a B.A. from Goddard College, Vermont; participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; and gained an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. He has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Getty Research Institute. Cokes's video and multimedia installation works have been included in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Guggenheim Museum in Soho; The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Documenta X, Kassel, Germany; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Recent solo exhibitions and screenings have taken place at REDCAT, Los Angeles; the Gene Siskel Film Center at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York. Cokes lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.

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Time: Apr 9, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Generous support for Carpenter Center programing is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.