July - August 2012
David Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (2010) and Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877-1905 (2004) in addition to essays on such artists as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Ernesto Pujol, John Chamberlain, and Nancy Grossman. He is the editor of From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth-Century Art (2011), Sculpture and the Pursuit of a Modern Ideal in Britain (2004), and the forthcoming collection Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965-75. At the Clark, he will be working on his book about sculptural abstraction, gender assignments, and the nomination of the "human" in the late 1960s and early 1970s.