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Hans Belting

September - October 2010

Hans Belting was co-founder of the School for New Media at Karlsruhe, Germany (1992) and professor of art history and media theory (until 2002). In 2003 he lectured at the Collège de France at Paris and received an honorary degree from the Courtauld Institute, London. From 2004 to 2007, he acted as Director of the International Center for Cultural Science (IFK) at Vienna. At present he is advisor of the project GAM (Global Art and the Museum) at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. He is member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Academia Europea. Books that are available in English include The End of the History of Art? (1987); The Invisible Masterpiece (2001); Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (2003); Art History After Modernism (2003); Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs (2006); and, with Andrea Buddensieg, .eds., The Global Art World: Audiences, Markets, Museums (2009) and Looking through Duchamp’s Door ( 2010). Forthcoming: Toward an Anthropology of Images and Florence and Baghdad: The Double Perspective . During his stay at the Clark, he will pursue work on his book on the history of the face.

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