Art History and the Present

 2007 - 2008

What is the relationship between the writing of art history and the present of art? How does the current preoccupation with contemporary art shape writing and scholarship about the art of the past?

Participants included Ian Balfour (York University and Getty Scholar), Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell University and Getty Scholar), Lynne Cooke (Dia Art Foundation), Leonard Folgarait (Vanderbilt University and Getty Scholar), Jonathan Harris (University of Liverpool), Johanne Lamoureux (Université de Montréal and Clark Fellow), Kobena Mercer (Middlesex University and Clark Fellow), Erika Naginski (Harvard University and Clark Fellow), Tina T. Takemoto (California College of the Arts), and Michael R. Taylor (Philadelphia Museum of Art and Clark Fellow).