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Josh Kline in conversation with Johanna Burton

Josh Kline, Erosion (detail), 2019, glass, urethane paint, light box, reinforced steel, color filter gel, blackout fabric, silicone, dollhouse miniatures, fabricated miniatures, objects cast in New York beach sand, cyanoacrylate glue, silicone epoxy, 89 3/4 × 48 × 33 in (227.97 × 121.92 × 83.82 cm), courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal.

Josh Kline in conversation with Johanna Burton

Panel Discussion

On the occasion of the opening of Josh Kline: Climate Change, join MOCA for an afternoon with exhibiting artist Josh Kline and the Maurice Marciano Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Johanna Burton.

Josh Kline (b. 1979, Philadelphia; lives and works in New York) is known for creating immersive installations using video, sculpture, photography, and design to question how emergent technologies are changing human life in the 21st century. Kline often utilizes the technologies, practices, and forms he scrutinizes—digitization, data collection, image manipulation, 3D printing, commercial and political advertising, productivity-enhancing substances—aiming them back at themselves. At its core, Kline’s prescient practice is focused on work and class under late capitalism, exploring how today’s most urgent social and political issues—climate change, automation, disease, and the weakening of democracy—impact the people who make up the labor force.