July - August 2008
Matthew Witkovsky is associate curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. His particular expertise includes the art and photography of the Czech avant-garde. Witkovsky served as curator of the exhibit Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–45 (Washington, DC; Guggenheim, NY; and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh). He has written extensively on Dada and its legacies, on Czech modernism, and on photography, including the essay "When the World Was Square: The 1960s and 1970s" for the exhibition catalogue The Art of the American Snapshot (Washington and Princeton, 2007). While at the Clark, he will focus on his project concerning the forthcoming exhibit, tentatively entitled Displacements: Photography in Art of the 1960s and 1970s projected for 2010 in Washington, D.C.