This interview with Timothy J. Clark sets forth his main ideas on modernity, Cubist painting, Guernica and political practices, not so much in art but in art history. Moreover, Clark’s lecturing at the University of Berkeley has helped him to develop his acclaimed work on 19th-century French painting.
On this occasion, Timothy J. Clark will give two master lectures on 20th-century painting in the Museo Reina Sofía. In addition to putting forward doubts surrounding the internationalism and absolute values of modernity, Clark will touch on the birth of a new art history in the 1960s in the Anglo Saxon world, which resisted this aforementioned universalism, instead seeking specific and conceivable standpoints. An academic art history which stands back from market-governed museum models in a market-governed world.