August 27, 12:30 pm, Zoom
Clark editor Kevin Bicknell and exhibition curator Robert Wiesenberger will mark the release of the catalogue for Lin May Saeed: Arrival of the Animals with a discussion of the book’s form and contents.
Thursday, October 8, 5:30 pm, Lunder Center (Moltz Terrace, Hunter Studio rain location)
Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects, discusses Lin May Saeed's unique approach to human-animal relations and the urgency of these issues today.
Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm, Zoom
Join Bénédicte Boisseron, associate professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, for a conversation about animality and otherness. Boisseron, who is the author of Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question (Columbia University Press, 2018), will be in dialogue with associate curator of contemporary projects Robert Wiesenberger.
Mondays in October at Images Cinema
Dates and times to be announced soon!
In partnership with Images Cinema, the Clark presents a three-part film series dedicated to the nonhuman animal. Each selection questions the species line from a different perspective, and will be introduced by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects.
Grizzly Man (2005)
Timothy Treadwell lived among grizzly bears over thirteen summers in the Alaskan wilderness until things went terribly wrong. With curiosity, empathy, and Treadwell’s own video footage, director Werner Herzog tells his story. (Runtime: 1:44)
Heart of a Dog (2015)
Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson’s ode to her deceased rat terrier, Lolabelle, is a dreamlike meditation on love and loss, with a lush score written and performed by the artist. (Runtime: 1:15)
Artist Video Shorts
This program features a selection of videos by leading contemporary artists on themes of animality, including work by Francis Alÿs, Natalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, and Pierre Huyghe.
Friday, October 2, 7-9 pm, Lunder Center, Stone Hill
Explore the sights and sounds of the Clark’s grounds by the light of the moon at this seasonal community celebration. At the Lunder Center, enjoy free admission to the special exhibition Lin May Saeed and pick up a complimentary lantern-making kit. Use your handmade cone lantern to light your way as you explore an installation of abstract, illuminated objects on Stone Hill by artists David Lane, Ashley Williams, and friends. Free and open to all.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Williamstown of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshires, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sunday, October 4, 1-4 pm
Enjoy an autumn walk up Stone Hill to the Lunder Center and explore the special exhibition Lin May Saeed: Arrival of the Animals with a free self-guide. Feeling inspired? Pick up an “Art To Go” kit packed with all the essentials you need to make your own animal sculptures at home using found materials.
This program is generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.