Jon Rubin is a super interesting artist living in Pittsburgh. I’ve recently interviewed him for my PhD research. I loved what he had to say, it makes the world a better place when you’re having incredible conversations.
Here is an interview called ‘More Like Working with Gases than Solids’, published by the Bureau of Open Culture.
‘Thinking about Flying‘ invited visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to take home a homing pigeon in training.
About Jon, bio from his website:
Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers, and co-directing another that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. He is currently developing a collaborative sitcom that will be shot simultaneously in Los Angeles and Tehran. He has exhibited at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; The Shanghai Biennial; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, New York; The Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico; The Rooseum, Sweden; The ParkingGallery, Tehran, Iran; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.