Art in America spoke with David L. Johnson, whose work highlights the ways that forces like real estate development, or the ongoing privatization of the city, continuously encroach on different aspects of daily life.
“ I try to find moments where those forces become visible,” said Johnson during a recent studio visit. “I’m looking for objects that are physical forms of policing.”
Johnson is one of five emerging New York-based artists we visited for our Summer 2023 New Talent issue.
Read an edited version of the conversation here: tinyurl.com/mw67edns
Director/Editor/Producer: Christopher Garcia Valle
Director of Photography: Jasdeep Kang
Interviewer: Emily Watlington
Additional Footage by Tomas Abad, Karla Coté/NurPhoto, and Mastershot via Getty
Video How David L. Johnson Intervenes in the Ongoing Privatization of Public Space was uploaded on 07/31/2023 by Art in America Youtube channel.