Jon Rubin Pittsburgh, PA
The Time and The Temperature
Jon Rubin creates interventions into public life that reinvent social and political conditions and create new platforms for agency, participation, and exchange. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned steel town that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, developing a hypnotized human robot army, running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live talk show with its customers, and running another take-out restaurant that only sells food from countries the United States is in conflict with. He has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; 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; Nemo Film Festival, Paris; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.