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Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at New York University. She was the curator of the exhibition "John Cage & Experimental Art: The Anarchy of Silence" and editor of the accompanying catalog. She is also the editor of New Realisms: 1957–1962: Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle (Museo Reina Sofía/MIT Press, 2010) and was the curator of the exhibition it accompanied.

Titles by This Editor

Edited by Julia Robinson

John Cage (1912–1992) defined a radical practice of composition that changed the course of modern music and shaped a new conceptual horizon for postwar art. Famous for his use of chance and “silence” in musical works, a pioneer in electronic music and the nonstandard use of instruments, Cage was one of the most influential composers of the last century. This volume traces a trajectory of writings on the artist, from the earliest critical reactions to the scholarship of today.

Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle
Edited by Julia Robinson

As the 1950s became the 1960s, a new generation of artists around the globe rejected direct painterly expression and returned decisively to the object. Moving away from abstract expressionism and toward the sensibility that would become Pop, these artists—among them Raymond Hains, Martial Raysse, Yves Klein, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, and Robert Rauschenberg—effectively established a new set of artistic paradigms that would influence the decade ahead.