History of Art and Architecture

Contemporaneity: Now, Then & To Come

The Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to present the conference “Contemporaneity: Now, Then & To Come.” This two-day event will be held in person in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125, and via Zoom.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, 6–8pm, Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, Terry Smith will deliver the keynote address. His address will be followed by a scholarly symposium on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1–4pm.

Saturday, April 23 speakers are as follows:

Ian McLean, Prof. & Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, University of Melbourne
        “A different history of Australian art struggling to find a voice”: The First Nations’ Intervention 

Robert Bailey, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma
        Conceptual/Indigenous: Rethinking Art History with Ian Burn & Lucy Lippard 

Kate Fowle, Director, MoMA PS1
        Thinking Through Thinking Contemporary Curating 

Jacob Lund, Associate Professor of Aesthetics & Culture, Aarhus University
        The Work of Art in the Age of a Globally Networked Image-Space