Branden W. Joseph
Branden W. Joseph (1967) received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1999. His area of academic specialization is North American and European art after the Second World War, with a particular focus on those individuals and practices that cross medium and disciplinary boundaries between art, music, and film.
Present in his first book, Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde (2003), which examined the artist’s development from 1951 to 1971 from a theoretical perspective, these concerns have been explored further in the books: Anthony McCall: The Solid Light Films and Related Works (2005), Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage (2008), The Roh and the Cooked: Tony Conrad and Beverly Grant in Europe (2012), Experimentations: John Cage in Music, Art, and Architecture (2016), and the edited volume of Kim Gordon's writings, Is It My Body? Selected Texts (2014).