Art Lecture by Claire Bishop: Information Overload

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall


Claire Bishop, an art historian and Professor of Contemporary Art at the CUNY Graduate Center, will give a new lecture on her current research project, Information Overload, which considers research-based art as a symptom of contemporary information management and paralyzed decision-making. In addition to having written several books—Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), Participation (2006), and Installation Art: A Critical History (2005)—Bishop is a regular contributor to many well established and renowned art journals, including October, Artforum, and Art in America. She is perhaps most well known for her widely read essay “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (2004), which remains an influential text on relational art and continues to permeate contemporary art historical discourse. This event is organized by The Eclectic Society with the support of the Department of Art and Art History and the Sociology Department.