Freitag, 12.6.2009, 17:30h
Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

Norton Batkin

Professor of Philosophy and Art History, Annandale-on-Hudson

The Artist as Hero

Norton Batkin is Professor of Philosophy and Art History and Dean of Graduate Studies at Bard College. He studied at Stanford University before completing his M.A and Ph.D. at Harvard University. From 1981 through 1988, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Yale, where he also acted as assistant director of the Whitney Humanities Center. From 1988 to 1990 he was Associate Professor and Director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute. In 1991 he was appointed to Bard College, where he became Founder and Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture and Director of the graduate program. His publications include Photography and Philosophy (1990); “The Museum Exposed,” in Exhibited (Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, 1994); “Conceptualizing the History of the Contemporary Museum: On Foucault and Benjamin,” in: Philosophical Topics (1997); and other articles and reviews in the areas of philosophical aesthetics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of psychology. Since 1994 he has also been art editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

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