This lecture traces the history and growing prevalence of a conceptual genre of modern and contemporary art that Charles
Stuckey designates with the term "accumulation" used by the French Nouveau réaliste artist, Arman starting around
1960 for works consisting of similar objects piled together. Further, Stuckey will explore the expressive overtones
of this genre, whether poetic or political, and connections between accumulation works and works based on repetition
or works made in series as a particularly modern idiom, perhaps more widespread today than ever.