Publications (selected)

I. Books

Yves Klein. Critical Lives series, Reaktion Books, London, 2014.

Imagining Europe: From Nation State to Border State (Book manuscript in progress)

II.Academic Journals (Refereed)

“A Synthesis of the Arts, a Dissonant Politics: The Phillips Pavilion and the Materialization of Europe,” in Art History (accepted for publication, Autumn 2016)

“From Nation State to Border State: Exhibiting Europe,” in Third Text, Special Issue: Global Occupations of Art, Volume 24, Issue 4, 2013, pp. 456-469.

“Simulating Iraq: Cultural Mediation and the Effects of the Real,” (An Introduction to the photographic series by Claire Beckett) in Public Culture vol. 24, no. 2 (Spring 2012), pp.249-251.

“Rayonnement and the readymade: Yves Klein and the end of painting,” in RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, No. 51 (Spring 2007), pp.202-216.

“Shifting Sites: The Brewster Project and the Plight of Place,” in Performing Art Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Sept 2002), pp. 56-67.

 III. Book Chapters (Refereed)

“Sigalit Landau: The DeadSee Project,” in Emily Scott and Kirsten Swenson (eds.) Critical Landscapes: Art and the Politics of Land Use. Berkeley: University of California Press (forthcoming 2015)

“Experimental Figuration in a State of Exception,” in Magdalena Ziólkowska and Wojciech Grzybala (eds.) Andrzej Wróblewski: Avoiding Intermediary States. Ostfildern Ruit:  Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014, pp. 220-251.

“Yves Klein: The Midcult Manager of Kitsch” in Monica Kjellman-Chapin, ed., Kitsch: History, Theory, Practice.  London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013, pp. 103-128.

“Sensorial Techniques of the Self: From the Jouissance of May ’68 to the Economy of the Delay,” in Daniel J. Sherman ed., The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013, pp. 293-323.

“Avant-garde or Civil Service? Yves Klein, Werner Ruhnau and the 'The European Situation,’” in Sascha Bru, ed., Europa! Europa?  The Avant-Garde, Modernism, and the Fate of a Continent. Vol. 1 of European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2009, pp. 244-263.

“An Aesthetics of Paradox: Re-reading the readymade, Reinventing Yves Klein,” in Le Demi-Siècle de Pierre Restany. Paris: Les Éditions des Cendres and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, 2009, pp. 127-135.

IV. Books Edited

Pia Lindman: Three Cities, Monuments, and Rivers. Warsaw: Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, 2007

V. Book Reviews

“Between Revolution and Realpolitik.” The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations by Sarah Wilson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010) in Art Journal, Vol. 71 (Summer 2012)

“Still Coming to Terms with the Past.” Art of the Defeat: France 1940-1944 by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac (Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 2008) and The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Occupation by Frederic Spotts (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008) in Art Journal, Vol. 69 (Summer 2010)

VI. Selected Exhibition Catalogues and Commissioned Essays

“From Public Monument to Public Image – The Billboard as a Media Stage, the Billboard as a Staging of Mediation,” in Karyn Olivier: Inbound Houston. Houston: Creative Capital Foundation and Karyn Olivier (forthcoming 2015)

“Reinventing the Political Act: The Sailors of Madagascar at the Villa Arson,” in Noel Dolla. Paris: Black Jack Editions, 2014

“Body Art,” “CoBRA,” “Lettrism/Situationist International,” “Neo-Geo,” “Nouveau Réalisme,” “Taschisme,” “Viennese Actionism,” essays on 20th -century movements for The Isms: A World History of Styles and Movements. London: Phaidon Press, 2014

“Nord-Sud,” in L’Art en guerre. France 1938-194, de Picasso à Dubuffet, Paris: Musée d’Art modern de la ville de Paris, 2012

“Between Iconicity and Abstraction: The Erratic Contamination of a Body in Pieces,” in Visual Arts of the Americas: A Modern and Contemporary Publication Series: Arturo Herrera. New York: The Americas Society, 2011

“Charles LaBelle,” in Singapore Bienniale 2011: Open House.  Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 2011

“Serial Failure,” in Vlatka Horvat: As Opposed to the Front, Back, Top and Bottom. Bergen Kunsthall Space NO5.  Bergen, Norway, 2011

“The Corrective Moment: Desiring Art Practice during the Great Depression of 2009,” in AIM 29: Living and Dreaming. New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2009

“Sensing Color, Seeing Space: Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Participatory Revolution,” in Informed by Color: Carlos Cruz-Diez. New York: The Americas Society, 2009

“Dangerous Abstraction: Klein in New York, 1961-1967,” in Yves Klein: Corps, Couleur, Immatérial, Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 2006

“Monochromatic interventions:  Yves Klein and the utopia of spectacular sensibility,” in Colour After Klein: Rethinking Colour in Modern and Contemporary Art. London: Black Dog Press, 2005

“Between Desire and Document: Identity in Search of Space,” in Based on a True Story. New York, Artists Space, 2005

“From the Myth of Objecthood to the Order of Space: Yves Klein’s Adventures in The Void,” in Yves Klein, Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle and Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004

“Siting the Everyday,” in New Views: World Financial Center Residency Program and Exhibition. New York: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2003

“Yves Klein,” in Passioni d’Arte: da Picasso a Warhol, Capolavori del collezionismo in Ticini. Lugano: Museo d’Arte Moderna, 2002

“Leon Golub,” “On Kawara,” “Raymond Pettibon” in Documenta 11: Short Guide. Ostfildern Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2002

VII. Recent Art Criticism and Exhibition Reviews

“Suara Welitoff: Sometimes Time Trembles,” Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Artforum International (May 2014)

“and Materials and Money and Crisis,” Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Artforum International (March 2014)

“Carlos Jiménez Cahua: Neoplasms and Pleonasms,” Samson Projects, Boston, Artforum International (March 2014)

“5th Marrakech Biennial,” (Preview), Marrakech, Morocco, Artforum International (January 2014)

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Artforum International  (November 2013)

“Barry McGee,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Artforum International (June 1013)

“Cildo Meireiles,” (Preview), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Artforum International (May 2013)

“Amalia Pica,” MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Artforum International (April 2013)

“Amnon Ben-Ami: Zephyr,” Yaffo 23, Jerusalem, Artforum International (April 2013)

“Neri Oxman: Digital Craft,” Icon, Special Issue on Digital Printing (April 2013)

“Dor Guez: 100 Steps to the Mediterranean,” Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Artforum International (January 2013)

“Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your,” deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, Artforum International (Dec 2012)

“Larry Abramson: 1967,” Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Artforum International (October 2012)

“Paris: Reviews in Brief – Leonor Antunes, Ulrich Lamfuss, Július Koller,” Modern Painters (Sept 2012)

“Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, (June 1 – Dec 8, 2012)

“Pavel Wolberg: Recent Photographs,” Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, (May 31- July 14, 2012)

“Ori Gersht,” (Preview), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Artforum International (May 2012)

“Real/Virtual: Argentine Kinetic Art in the Sixties” (Preview), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Artforum International (May 2012)

“Josh Mannis,” Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, Artforum International (May 2012)

“Andrew Masullo,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, Artforum International (February 2012)

“Jesús Rafael Soto,” (Preview), Grey Art Gallery, New York, Artforum International (January 2012)

“Best of 2011,” (December 2011)

“Seven Turkish Artists: Mike Mandel &Chantal Zakari,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Artforum International (December 2011)

“François Morellet: Réinstallations,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Artforum International (November 2011)

“Leslie Hewitt: Riffs on Real Time,” ICA, Boston, Artforum International (November 2011)

“Michal Rovner: Histories,” Louvre, Paris, Artforum International (October 2011)

“Carlos Cruz-Diez,” Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Artforum International (Sept 2011)

“Pep Agut: Horizon Problems,” àngels barcelona, Barcelona, (May 12 - July 30, 2011)

“Claire Beckett: You are…” Carroll and Sons, Boston, Artforum International (May 2011)

“Avigdor Arikha,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Artforum International (March 2011)

“Anisa Ashkar,” at N& N Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Artforum International (March 2011)

“Sarkis” (Preview), Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Artforum International (January, 2011)

“Christopher K. Ho: Regional Painting,” Winkleman Gallery, New York, (Nov18-Dec 23, 2010)

“Ann Toebbe,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, Artforum International (December 2010)

“Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Arforum International (September 2010)

“Absalon” (Preview), Kunst-werke, Berlin, Artforum International (Sept 2010)

“Suzannah Sinclair,” Samson Projects, Boston, Artforum International (May 2010)

“Bruce High Quality Foundation,” New American Paintings: MFA Issue, no. 87 (2010)

“Gina Dawson,” Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boson, (March 18 – April 24, 2010)

“Mette Tronvoll,” Gallery Benoit, Boston, (Feb 5 – Feb 28, 2010)  

“Liz Glynn,” Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston in (Jan 8 – Feb 13, 2010)

“Rebecca Chamberlain,” Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, Artforum International (January 2010)

VIII. Exhibition Texts

“Jane Benson: Ecosystems of Knowledge,” in Jane Benson: The Mews. New York: Thierry Goldberg Project, 2011

“Carlin Wing: Libidinal Conceptualism,” for exhibition Carlin Wing: Ceilings Where I Sleep, May 2005-May 2010, Anthony Greaney, Boston, May-June 2010

“Ben Grasso: Between the Mimetic and the Cybernetic,” for exhibition Ben Grasso: New Territory. Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery, Milan, May 6 – June 19, 2010

 “Ann Liv Young: Snow White,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Aug 8 – Sept 8, 2007

“Believe,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Sept 21-Nov 4, 2006

“More or Less: Generating Meaning Through Process,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Nov 17, 2005 - Jan 21, 2006

“Home-Home-made World: Reconstructed Images in Photography,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Nov 18, 2004- Jan 15, 2005

Invited Lectures

“Here and Elsewhere: Toward a Modernism of Exile,” National College of Art and Design, Dublin, May 28, 2014

“Border Identity: The Manifesta Paradigm for Europe,” National College for Art and Design, Dublin, May 21, 2014

“What Are We Talking About Today When We Talk About Painting?”  Michigan State University, March 27, 2014

“Exposer la performance et formation politique du sujet: La collection de ‘Formes,’ production d’ ‘Events’ et ses voies de traverse,” Villa Arson, Nice, France, October 4 and 5, 2013

“Performative and Paradoxical: Aesthetic Identity from Yves Klein to the Present,” University of Groningen, Netherlands, September 9, 2013

“Performative Geographies: When Art and Politics Collide in Zones of Conflict,” Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia, August 15, 2013

“The Problem of Europe: From Decolonization to the Post-Colony,” University of Essex, July 11 2013

“Salvador Dalí: From Surrealism to State Sponsorship,” Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston University, March 3, 2013

“Ori Gersht: History Repeating,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 3, 2012

“On the Role of Art Criticism: Writing about Work,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 9, 2012

“Is the Global the New Local?” Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, September 30, 2011

“Mark Bradford: Is Abstraction still Political?” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, February 27, 2011

“Processing the Contemporary,” School of the Museum of Fine Arts, April 13, 2010

“The Contemporary Project of Post-War European Art,” Wellesley College, December 5, 2007

“Between Sensation and Spectacle: Yves Klein’s Anthropometries,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 10, 2007

“Yves Klein: A Medium of Pure Intensity,” Yale University, April 18, 2007

“Imagining Europe: Yves Klein at Gelsenkirchen,” Haifa University, Israel, March 15, 2006

“From Site Specificity to Hybrid Sites,” The Cooper Union School of Architecture, New York, Nov. 18, 2002

Invited Critic

MIT Visual Arts Program, “New Models and Models of Practice,” Gediminas Urbonas studio, December 6, 2012

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Host at Lee Mingwei’s Living Room Project, Boston, March 31, 2012

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Boston, March 29, 2012

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of Education, Boston, March 20, 2012

Artspace, New Haven, October 9, 2011

Art Prize 2011, Judge for International Award, Grand Rapids, September 21-October 9, 2011

MIT Visual Arts Program, Masters of Science in Visual Studies, Cambridge, May 18, 2011

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of Art Education, Boston, March 31, 2011

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Boston, March 22, 2011

Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MFA Residency Program, Boston, January 6-16, 2011

Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Digital + Media, Providence, December 14-16, 2010

MIT Visual Arts Program, Masters of Science in Visual Studies, Cambridge, March 15, 2010

Haifa University, Fine Arts Program, Israel, June 6, 2007

Yale University School of Art, Department of Painting, New Haven, April 18, 2007

Recent Panels

“Art Criticism Today:  Paper Visual Art Journal,” Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, June 4, 2014 (Moderator)

“Aesthetics and Politics Revisited,” University College Cork, Cork, May 29, 2014 (Speaker)

“The Country Between Us,” New Art Center, Newton, MA, November 20, 2013 (Speaker)

“The Perils and Paradoxes of Remembrance: Dissecting France's Duty to Memory,” a talk by Richard J. Golsan, Center for the Humanities at Tufts, March 6, 2013 (Organizer and Moderator)

“The Critical Archive: Materials, Models, and Methods” Center for the Humanities at Tufts, Nov 28, 2012 (Organizer and Chair)

“Vlatka Horvat -- Also Called: Backbone, Anchor, Lifeline,” Boston University Art Gallery, Nov 19, 2012 (Speaker)

“The World According to Derrick: Performative Objects in Formation,” Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA August 24, 2012 (Artist and Curator talk)

“Dialogues on Global Leadership and Cultural Intervention,” co-sponsored by The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and SMFA, Boston, MA March 2, 2012 (Speaker)

“Becoming an Art Historian,” Tufts University Art History Society Career Night, Tufts University, December 5, 2011 (Speaker)

“The Mechanisms that Launch an Artist’s Career,” Transcultural Exchange Conference, Boston, MA, April 10, 2011 (Speaker)

“The Legacy of Women Pop Artists,” Tufts University, February 24, 2011 (Moderator)

“Artists as Researchers,” Mildred’s Lane/Renovating Walden, Tufts University, September 21, 2010 (Speaker)

“Framed: Contemporary Art and the Museum,” Tufts University, October 27, 2009 (Organizer and Chair)

“(In)Formed by Color: Carlos Cruz-Diez,” New York University, NY, October 14, 2008 (Speaker)

“Art as Documentary vs. Art as Response,” New Repertory Theater, Watertown, MA, March 30, 2008 (Speaker)

“Branded and On Display,” Tufts University, March 6, 2008 (Speaker)

“Pedacito de Cielo (1998–2008),” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, February 7, 2008 (Speaker)

“Art School Feminism,” School of the Museum of Fine Arts, September 19, 2007 (Speaker) 

Recent Conferences

A. Session Convener

“Paint, Pavilions, Performance, Poems and Posters:  (Inter)Mediality and Postwar Modernism,” Material Meanings, The third bi-annual conference of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies, Kent University, Canterbury, UK, September 7-9, 2012. Co-Chair with Professor Natalie Adamson, University of St. Andrews.

Avant '68: France and the Transnational Flow of Culture in the Global Long Sixties,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012. Co-Chair with Professor Hannah Feldman, Northwestern University.

“Public Disorder: Post-World War II European Art and its Publics,” Association for Art Historians Conference 2009: Intersections, Manchester Metropolitan University. April 2-4, 2009. Co-Chair with Professor Hannah Feldman, Northwestern University. 

B. Speaker

“Gego: Towards a Modernism of Exile,” paper presented at The Lost Avant-Garde: Teresa Zarnower and the Artistic Left, conference organized by Marek Bartelik, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, May 16-17, 2014

“The Problem of Europe: A Critical Reassessment,” paper presented at the College Art Association Conference, session chaired by Catherine Dossin and Stéphanie Jean-Jean, European Postwar and Contemporary Scholarship in a Global Context,  Chicago, February 14, 2014

“Gego Against the Grain: A Triangulated Modernism, a Subject in Exile,” paper presented at Gego at One Hundred Years, symposium organized by Alexander Alberro and Gabriela Rangel, Columbia University, New York, November 9, 2012

“From Nation State to Border State: Exhibiting Europe,” paper presented at 'Art, Criticism and the Forces of Globalization,' session convened by Jonathan Harris and Paula Barreiro Lopez,  Globalization and Art in the Twentieth Century, conference hosted at Winchester School of Art and TATE Liverpool, England, September 10 – 14, 2012

“A Synthesis of the Arts, a Dissonant Politics: The Phillips Pavilion and the Materialization of Europe,” paper presented at Material Meanings, The third bi-annual conference of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies, Kent University, Canterbury, England, September 7-9, 2012

“L’ésthetique de la reconcilation franco-allemand et la fabrication culturelle d’un demos européen,” paper presented at Passion Égalitaire: Séminaire Fondation Hartung-Bergman, organized by Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac, Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, Antibes, France, June 24-26, 2011

“Mapping Cultural Topography, Manufacturing Europe:  Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art,” paper presented at the Eighteenth International Conference of Europeanists: The Causes, Consequences and Meaning of Transnationalization, Barcelona, Spain, June 20-22, 2011

“The Writing Class: The Labor of Art Criticism,” paper presented at Writing Orders! organized by Ma’arav and the Digital Art Lab for Israeli Art, Holon, Israel, May 5-6, 2009

C. Discussant

“The Use and Misuse of Technologies in 1960s and 70s French Art,” The Society for French Historical Studies, 59th Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 2013

Gallery Lectures

Lectures at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Focus: Alexander Calder          Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology
Focus: Ellsworth Kelly              Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Drawings, 1960-Present
Focus: Joseph Beuys               Modernism: The Eye/Body Debate
Gabriel Orozco                         Geometry of Motion: 1920/1970
Georges Seurat: The Drawings      Pablo Picasso: Sculptures
Richard Serra Sculpture: 40 Years  Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making
From Proto-Minimalism to Post-Minimalism       Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now
Photography in the Collection         New Photography 2009
Highlights from the Collection: 1880-1945      Highlights from the Collection: 1945-Present
Contemporary Art in the Collection  Avanti Popolo! The Utopian Project of the Historical Avant-garde
Women Artists in the Collection       Imagining the Post-War European Public: Aesthetics and Politics, 1945-1968
The Readymade and its Returns      From Object to Space: European Abstraction, 1955-1965
                                                               In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976



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