David Joselit’s art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, spanning Marcel Duchamp’s strategy of the readymade, in which commodities are reframed as artworks, to the mid-twentieth ecology of television, video art, and media activism, and the current conditions of contemporary art under dual pressures of globalization and digitization. He is an editor of the journal OCTOBER and a frequent contributor to Artforum.
- Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910–1941, MIT Press, 1998.
- American Art Since 1945, Thames and Hudson, World of Art Series, 2003.
- Feedback: Television Against Democracy , MIT Press, 2007.
- After Art, Princeton University Press, 2012.