“Between the Black Box and the White Cube rescues critically neglected and under-recognized work by artists who embraced media, especially film, at times and in contexts that proved inhospitable to intermedia art. Andrew Uroskie writes with a retrospective lens aimed at correcting the art historical past, but he also shows himself adept at treating the work of major contemporary figures. Bringing extraordinary care to his in-depth analyses and the development of his historical claims, Uroskie has produced a wide-ranging and insightful book that fills an important gap in the literature and will readily cross over from the realm of cinema studies to that of contemporary art history.”
(Bruce Jenkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Through an array of insightful analyses, Uroskie places expanded cinema’s unruly practices within the very center of the discourse of post–World War II art and film. In so doing, he sheds important new light on figures both well-known (like Andy Warhol) and much-too-often ignored (such as Stan VanDerBeek, Robert Breer, Jean-Isidore Isou, and Ken Dewey) and outlines the prescient challenge they posed to the institutions that conditioned their exhibitions. Long marginalized, expanded cinema has finally received the critical attention for which it has always been clamoring.”
(Branden Joseph, Columbia University
About the Author
Andrew V. Uroskie is associate professor and graduate director of the MA/PhD Graduate Program in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, SUNY. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.