September - December 2003
Stephen Melville is professor in the department of art at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Melville's areas of expertise include contemporary art, theory, and historiography, and he has been widely published in the field. He served as resident faculty at the Getty Summer Institute in Visual and Cultural Studies (University of Rochester, 1999) and co-curated As Painting: Division and Displacement at the Wexner Center for the Arts in May of 2001. Most recently, he served as Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the department of art history and theory at the University of Essex. Melville's recent publications include Seams: Art as a Philosophical Context (1996), Vision and Textuality (1995), and Philosophy beside Itself: On Deconstruction and Modernism (1986). At the Clark, Melville will be completing his study of contemporary art and art history strongly shaped by Hegelian considerations.