Art Scavengers: A Stanford Symposium on Found Objects

Related Exhibition SFMOMA Scavengers

Sunday, October 01, 2006, 2:00 p.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center

In 1917 Marcel Duchamp shocked the art world with an overturned urinal entitled Fountain. In 2001 Found magazine was launched, inspired by a note left mistakenly on Davy Rothbart's windshield: "I f*****g hate you. PS: Page me later." Over the course of the 20th century, art found the found object. This symposium addresses the role of the found object in contemporary art practice, ranging from visual art to music and poetry. Participants include art critics and practitioners from Stanford and the Bay Area arts community.


Pamela Lee, associate professor of art and art history, Stanford University
Chris Chafe, professor of music, Stanford University
Michael Shanks, professor of archeology, Stanford University
Juliana Spahr, poet