Art History and Environment

2008–2009

This year's workshop focused on "environment" in its widest senses and explored the writing of the history of environmental art, art which makes specific demands on, or use of, physical and, specifically, the natural environment. What is the environment? We explored the interpretation of art not as a self-standing autonomous object but as a part of a wider architectural, spatial surround (be that a frame, a building, a complex, or a city).

Participants included


Esra AkcanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago and Getty Scholar
John BeardsleyHarvard University
Claudine CohenL’École des hautes études en sciences sociales and Clark Fellow
Thierry de DuveUniversité de Lille 3 and Getty Scholar
Claire FoxUniversity of Iowa and Getty Scholar
William FoxIndependent Scholar
Patricia JohansonArtist
Pamela LeeStanford University
Saloni MathurUniversity of California, Los Angeles and Clark Fellow
W.J.T. MitchellUniversity of Chicago and Clark Fellow
Nabila Oulebsirl’Université de Poitiers and Getty Scholar
Felicity ScottColumbia University and Clark Fellow