An International Association for Visual Culture Studies?

April 1 - 2, 2011

This colloquium, covened by Marquard Smith, built on the successful 2010 Visual Culture Conference held in London in May 2010. That conference culminated in a roundtable discussion convened to consider the establishment of an International Association for Visual Culture Studies. The roundtable approved the establishment of the Association, and it was agreed that the Association would be launched formally at a conference at NYU in 2012. This Clark “Mellon Setting the Agenda” colloquium picked up where the dialogue in London left off, with conversation about the Association’s composition, structure, purpose, and activities. This colloquium was generously sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's grant to the Clark.

Participants included: Marquard Smith, Founding Director of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Culture; Guiliana Bruno, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University; Lisa Cartwright, Professor at the Unviersity of California, San Diego; Juliette Kristensen, Independent Researcher; Mark Little, Head of School, Arts School of Art, Design and Media at Thames Valley University London; Stephen Melville, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University; W.J.T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago; Keith Moxey, Barbara Novak Professor and Chair of Art History at Barnard College; Almira Ousmanova, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the European Humanities University; Griselda Pollock, Professor in Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, & History at the University of Leeds; Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art