July - August 2009
Andrew Perchuk is assistant director for contemporary programs and research at the Getty Research Institute. He was formerly a curator at the Alternative Museum in New York, for which he organized exhibitions such as Maureen Connor: Discrete Objects (1995) and an installation on Malcolm X featuring the collective X-Prz (1993). He has held fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS and the Getty Research Institute. He is editor of three books: The Masculine Masquerade, with Helaine Posner (Cambridge, 1996); Allan Kaprow—Art as Life, with Eva Meyer-Hermann and Stephanie Rosenthal (Los Angeles, 2008); and Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular, with Rani Singh (Los Angeles, 2009). Perchuk is also a frequent contributor to journals publishing on contemporary art. While at the Clark he will pursue, with collaborators Matthew Jackson and Christopher Heuer, their proposed book project “Literal Speeds,” which will explore the underpinnings and development of art history as a discipline in light of its inherent ligatures with late-eighteenth-century cultural developments.