Art History and the Anti-Art

2006–2007

This workshop brought a wide-ranging group of scholars from different intellectual backgrounds together to talk about anti-art practices—iconoclasm, censorship, destruction, etc., and about art which was itself anti-art. How do art historians deal with destroyed, ephemeral, or self-destructing art? How has censorship and iconoclasm affected the histories of art?

Participants included


Charles BarberNotre Dame
Jan BremmerUniversity of Groningen and Getty Scholar
Barbara BloomIndependent Artist and Getty Scholar
Heinrich DillyMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and Clark Fellow
Finbarr Barry FloodNew York University and Clark Fellow
Charles HarrisonOpen University
Amy PowellTemple University and Getty Scholar
Lowery Stokes SimsStudio Museum and Clark Fellow
Carolyn TateTexas Tech University and Clark Fellow
Ernst van AlphenLeiden University and Clark Fellow