Clark/Getty Workshop Particpants to Speak October 23

For Immediate Release

October 15, 2004

Participants in the annual Clark/Getty Workshop will give a public presentation on Saturday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark Conversation, a roundtable discussion, will focus on this year's Clark/Getty Workshop theme, "Art History and the Moving Image." Sponsored by the Clark's Research and Academic Program, the Clark Conversation is free and open to the public.

Clark/Getty Workshops explore contemporary cultural concerns and their effects on the practice of art history, approaching these issues from a number of different points of view. The workshops are comprised of about a dozen scholars who gather twice during the academic year: three autumn days in Williamstown, and three springtime days at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The first meeting of each year is devoted to intensive discussion of topical readings and presentations; the second, to critical responses to new papers by the participants on the year's chosen issue.

"Art History and the Moving Image" will address a number of themes, including how painters and sculptors from antiquity through the baroque create the illusion of movement in a fixed image; how artists and historians have understood serial images, from the Column of Trajan through the art of comic books; and how depicted movement is related to narrative. Other conversations will explore how recent work in film studies and art history has focused on how art and cinema are intimately related.

Participants include Tom Gunning (University of Chicago), Joan Jonas (artist and Getty Visiting Scholar), David Joselit (Yale University), Elizabeth Kotz (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Getty Postdoctoral Fellow), Thomas Levin (Princeton University and Getty Scholar), Davide Stimilli (University of Colorado, Boulder, and Clark Fellow), Eve Sussman (artist), Jonathan Unglaub (Brandeis University and Clark Fellow), Susanne von Falkenhausen (Humboldt-University, Berlin, and Clark Fellow), and Jonathan Weinberg (independent scholar and artist, and Clark Fellow).

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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