D. Graham Burnett talks with current New Commissions artists Isola and Norzi about the inspiration behind their Liquid Door project.
D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet magazine, in Brooklyn, and a member of the faculty at Princeton University. He studies the relationship between power and knowledge, and writes on human beings’ changing understanding of the natural world. Burnett was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science, and he is the author of four books, including Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest (2005) and Trying Leviathan (2007), which won the New York City Book Award. He is currently a Mellon Foundation “New Directions” Fellow working on a year-long initiative to develop new and creative links between scholarship, artistic practice, and the sciences.
Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi (b. Torino, 1976) have worked collaboratively since 2003, pooling their backgrounds and interests in art history, museology, and architecture. The duo has exhibited internationally, including at David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Smack Mellon, NY; Sculpture Center, NY; Artists Space, NY; China National Academy, Beijing; HDLU, Zagreb; Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Spinola Banna Foundation for the Arts, Turin. Isola and Norzi’s exhibition Liquid Door is on view at Art in General from April 23-June 4.