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Martha Buskirk

January - June 2004

Martha Buskirk, associate professor of art history at Montserrat College of Art, is author of The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art (MIT Press, 2003); co-editor with Mignon Nixon of The Duchamp Effect (MIT Press, 1996); and former managing editor of October magazine. She also co-edited The Destruction of Tilted Arc: Documents (MIT Press, 1990) and Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc (Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, 1988), both with Clara Weyergraf-Serra. At the Clark, Buskirk will pursue her current book project Now and Then: Tradition as Subject and Method in Contemporary Art, a compilation of linked essays investigating the divergent agendas of formal analysis and cultural history through a consideration of form as both conscious choice and potential reference.

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