Art History and the Anti-Art

 2006 - 2007

This workshop brought a wide-ranging group of scholars from different intellectual backgrounds together to talk about anti-art practices—iconoclasm, censorship, destruction, etc., and about art which was itself anti-art. How do art historians deal with destroyed, ephemeral, or self-destructing art? How has censorship and iconoclasm affected the histories of art?

Participants included Charles Barber (Notre Dame), Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen and Getty Scholar), Barbara Bloom (independent artist and Getty Scholar), Heinrich Dilly (University of Halle-Wittenberg and Clark Fellow), Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University and Clark Fellow), Charles Harrison (Open University), Amy Powell (Temple University and Getty Scholar), Lowery Sims (Studio Museum and Clark Fellow), Carolyn Tate (Texas Tech and Clark Fellow), and Ernst Van Alphen (Leiden University and Clark Fellow).