The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: Jon Rubin
Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group, and institutional behavior. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, operating a resturaunt that produces a live video talk show with its customers, and co-directing another that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. He is currently developing a collaborative sitcom that will be shot simultaneously in Los Angeles and Tehran. He has exhibited nationally and internationally as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners. Jon is an associate professor in the School of Art and head of Contextual Practice at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jon Rubin, “Conflict Kitchen.” Photo courtesy of the artist.