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Site/Border: The Fragility of Narration–a Clark Colloquium

Site/Border: The Fragility of Narration Clark Colloquium February 24-25, 2017 Convened by Avinoam Shalem (Williams College/Columbia) and Christopher Heuer (RAP/Clark) Participants: Yto Barrada (Brooklyn-based artist), Holly Edwards (Williams College), Jérôme Game (Columbia University), Peter Geimer (Freie Universität), Emily Jacir (Palestine-based artist), Gerd Kroske (filmmaker), and (via Skype) Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, Uni. of London) Moving beyond our regard of borders as in-between and liminal zones—sort of non-places set as divisions among ‘stable’ and fixed districts—and while accepting them as proper and fully operative zones, this colloquium aims to challenge the canonical map of the ‘world’ of art history and its varied geographies, identities, and disciplines. Furthermore, it aims to position the interpretation of art as an interdisciplinary act that strives to cross the art historian’s boundaries of demarcated spaces and defined epochs and struggles to locate the narrations of art in moments of collapse and appearances of linkages that transcend time and space.

Friday & Saturday, February 34 & 25th, 2017

Clark Art Institute