About the Talk
Over the past 20 years Durant’s work has explored American history, drawing on its political movements, popular culture, civic monuments, architecture, and design. His diverse approach to artmaking navigates subjects such as the civil rights movement, 1960s-70s popular music, and Robert Smithson's theories of entropy, among others. Long interested in public art, Durant’s major outdoor installation, Scaffold, was commissioned for Documenta, Kassel (2012). Most recently, from 2012–2013, Durant was an artist in residence at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles where he collaborated with the education department on a social media project called What #isamuseum?