• Interview: Wu Hung, Part 2

    This is the second of two parts. Find Part 1 here. Robert Brennan: That might segue into another issue we wanted to discuss: the relationship between curating and teaching. We were curious about the role of teaching recent art in China and in Chinese universities, and to what extent they’ve gotten involved in making that part of the curriculum, part…

  • Interview: Wu Hung, Part 1

    The Institute of Fine Arts was extremely fortunate to have Professor Wu Hung of the University of Chicago as a Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor during the Spring 2011 semester. The following interview was conducted by a group of students who participated in his seminar on contemporary Chinese art: Robert Brennan, Marci Kwon, Dianne Nelson, Holly Shen, Carrie Wladis, and Alison…

  • Marina Abramović at the IFA

    Editor’s Note: This review was written directly following Marina Abramović’s lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts on March 1, 2011. It has been reprinted here in its original form. A long duration is sublime. — Immanuel Kant Although it is safe to assume that almost everyone who attended Marina Abramović’s recent lecture at the IFA, had seen her in…

  • Christian Marclay’s The Clock

    “Somehow this suggests that the cinema offers an illusive or temporary escape from physical dissolution. The false immortality of the film gives the viewer an illusion of control over eternity – but ‘the superstars’ are fading.” – Robert Smithson After having debuted last fall at White Cube in London to a torrent of critical acclaim and popular fanfare, Christian Marclay’s…