A podcast from the Research and Academic Program
What does it mean to make art history? Today more than ever, we must consider the role of art in society, how knowledge is shared (or obscured), and the way histories are made—and unmade. In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing asks these questions, while also considering the personal stakes of scholarship. Each episode offers a lively, in-depth look into the life and mind of a scholar or artist working with art historical or visual material. Discussions touch on guests’ current research projects, career paths, and significant texts, mentors, and experiences that have shaped their thinking. We invite you to join us in and listen in on these conversations about the stakes of doing art history today.
In the Foreground is available on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere else you may listen to podcasts.
Tune in to our other mini-series, In the Foreground: Object Studies, in which art historians offer short meditations on a single work of art.
March 21: “I Never Start with Nothing”: Mary Lum on Collage and Constructed Geographies
March 28: “What ‘Minor Histories’ Allow Us to See”: Donette Francis on Writing African Diaspora
April 4: “Shifting Focal Points”: Sergei Tcherepnin on Sonic Attention
April 11: “Attention Becomes a Kind of Politics”: Sarah Hamill on Sculpture and Interpretation
April 18: “On Living Archives”: Tsedaye Makonnen on Collaboration and Black Performance Practices
In the Foreground is hosted by Caro Fowler and Caitlin Woolsey, who also produces the podcast, with music by lightchaser, sound mixing by CJ DeGennaro, and additional support provided by Annie Jun.