Gregory Zinman’s Public Scenes: Media Art Outside the Gallery and Museum will direct attention away from traditional sources of art- and media-making and toward public spaces, queer and multiracial spaces, and spaces of ephemerality and joy. It will combine social history, meditation on the care and preservation of moving-image works, and a more expansive form of writing about public art, to explain how the notion of a “public” is continuously changing.

Gregory Zinman is associate professor in Film and Media at Emory University. He is the author of Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts (University of California Press, 2020) and co-editor of We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (MIT Press, 2019). His writing on film and media has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. He curates Off The Wall @ 725 Ponce in Atlanta.