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Conference: ‘Fictions of Art History’ at The Clark

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 5, 2010

As noted at The Art History Newsletter, The Clark turns its attention to the relationship between art history and fiction this fall. Conference participants include not only art historians but photographers, critics, novelists, and poets. Included among the seventeen speakers are Thomas Crow and Mark Ledbury. From The Clark’s website:

Fictions of Art History
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 29-30 October 2010

Clark Conferences question the definition of art history and explore the discipline’s relationships with other modes of understanding and cultural phenomena. The aim of the 2010 conference is to address the complex relationship between art history and fiction, a relationship that will be investigated in art historians’ need to tell stories, their viewing practices, their rhetoric, their writing, and in the interest of art historical work beyond the academy.