Symposium


A Getty Research Institute and Clark Art Institute Symposium

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

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How have photographs of sculpture affected art historical narratives? How does photography transform and mediate our encounters with objects?

This symposium explores the intersections between sculpture and photography. Speakers will discuss a wide range of images and cultural artifacts to investigate the broader role of photographic reproductions in the writing of art history and the impact of reproductive media on artistic practice. Exploring the material, procedural, and historical tensions between two mediums, papers will open a broader conversation about the study of art history, architecture, anthropology, film, new media, archaeology, the history of collecting, and museum display.

Agony—The famous "Laocoon," Vatican Gallery, Rome, Underwood & Underwood, ca. 1900. From Stereographic Views of Italy. The Getty Research Institute, 96.R.28

Confirmed participants:.

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, University of California, Berkeley
Jeremy Melius, Tufts University, Massachusetts
Christopher Pinney, University College London
Alex Potts, University of Michigan
Britt Salvesen, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California
Irene Small, Princeton University, New Jersey
Joel Snyder, University of Chicago
Anne Wagner, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffrey Weiss, Guggenheim Museum, New York

This symposium is organized by Sarah Hamill (Oberlin College) and Megan Luke (University of Southern California), and is sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the Clark Art Institute. The Clark Art Institute is an art museum and a center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art.