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The Research and Academic Program at The Clark Launch New Podcast “In The Foreground”

In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing considers what it means to make art history, how knowledge is shared (or obscured), and the way histories are made—and unmade—while also considering the personal stakes of scholarship. Each episode offers a lively, in-depth look into the life and mind of a scholar or artist working with art historical or visual material. Discussions touch on guests’ current research projects, career paths, and significant texts, mentors, and experiences that have shaped their thinking.

In the Foreground is available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere else you may listen to podcasts.


August 25 “The Nature of All Our Forms”: María Magdalena Campos-Pons on Performance Art

September 1 “Surfaces of Projection”: Dell M. Hamilton on Performance Art and Black Embodiment

September 8 “An Archive of Exchange”: C. Ondine Chavoya on Chicanx and Latinx Art History

September 15 “To Speak Across Time”: Gabriele Finaldi on Museums

September 29 “An Embodiment of Experience”: Steven Nelson on African Art and Writing History

October 6 “A Set of Ways of Engaging”: Lisa Lee on Thomas Hirschhorn & Materiality

October 13 “An Enactment of ‘The Impersonal’”: Brigid Doherty on Re-thinking Subjectivity in Art

October 20 “Looking as Knowing”: Svetlana Alpers on Critical Thinking and Photography

November 3 “An Art History Yet to Come”: Kirsten Scheid on Palestinian Art

November 10 “Can You Show Thinking?”: Mieke Bal on Film & Writing

November 17 “Philosophical Grounding”: Michael Ann Holly on Creating Visual Studies

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