In Dialogue: Claire Bishop and Claire Doherty


Thursday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.
Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

This dialogue continues a season of critical thinking around social practice developed by SAIC to address this burgeoning and much-debated field. Claire Bishop is an art historian and critic based in the PhD program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, and Radical Museology, or, What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?. Claire Doherty is founder and director of Situations, and renowned for pioneering new forms of public art in unexpected locations across the world. Presented in conjunction with the fall season of programs, "A Lived Practice." Learn more at 

Clarie Bishop's blog

"He Said, She Said: Claire Bishop vs. the Internet in the Pages of Artforum,", by M.H. Miller

"Art Cannot Provide a Way Out,", by Ryan Wong

Former West

"Episode 417: Claire Doherty," Bad at Sports, with Caroline Picard



Claire Bishop, book cover for Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (Verso, 2012). Claire Bishop Claire Doherty. Photo: ©Max McClure. Futurefarmers, Bakehouse Bjørvika, 2013. Photo: ©Max McClure. Alex Harley, Nowhereisland Ambassador & Embassy, 2012. Photo: ©Max McClure. Heather and Ivan Morison, The Black Cloud, 2009. Photo: ©Claire Doherty.