Archival Program Information
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Max Hutzel, Municipio Ex Castello Orsini
The Getty Research Institute collaborates annually with the Clark Art Institute on workshops addressing topics of current interest in the field of art history. Under the rubric Art History and the Present, this year's participants consider what is lost or gained when works of art from the past are interpreted according to present standards and contemporary art according to past precedents.


Friday, February 1

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Presentism

Leonard Folgarait, Vanderbilt University, and Getty Scholar
Why Early Chris Burden Still Matters?

Jonathan Harris, University of Liverpool
Leaving the Ground of History: Presentism, Abstraction, and the Anarchy of Contemporary Conditions

1:30–3:00 p.m. Improper Art

Tina T. Takemoto, California College of the Arts Opening Interruptus

Kobena Mercer, Clark Fellow Everything. All at Once. Now: A Partial Critique of Inclusionism

3:30–5:00 p.m. On the Passing of the Present (Adorno and Benjamin)

Susan Buck-Morss, Cornell University, and Getty Scholar
Art History After the Liquidation of Art History

Ian Balfour, York University, and Getty Scholar
No Time Like the Present

Saturday, February 2

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Artworks in the Here? And Now?

Lynne Cook, Dia Art Foundation
Authentic, Adequate, Acceptable: Standards and Protocols of Display

Erika Naginski, Harvard University, and Clark Fellow
How Drawings Anticipate

1:30–4:00 p.m. Improper Presents

Johanne Lamoureux, Université de Montréal, and Clark Fellow
Art History as the Promise of "Beyond": A Case Study in Anachronism from Mona Lisa Smile

Paul Smith, University of Warwick, and Getty Scholar
Ses Anachronismes? How Can History Illuminate the Work of Art as Such?

Michael Taylor, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Clark Fellow
Givens: Robert Gober, Ray Johnson, Hannah Wilke and the Legacy of Marcel Duchamp's Etant Donnés

4:00 p.m. Reception