Hannah FELDMANChercheuse invitée

Mai et Octobre 2019

Hannah Feldman (PhD Columbia University; BA Harvard University) is Associate Professor of Art History and core faculty in Middle Eastern and North African Studies as well as Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. Her research centers on late modern and contemporary art and visual culture, broadly speaking, with a growing emphasis on the arts and visual culture of the Levantine Middle East and North Africa. Feldman’s scholarship has been funded by numerous grants and fellowships from, amongst other institutions, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. A former Chair of the Art Journal editorial board, her writing appears in publications including Artforum, Art Journal, Frieze, nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, October, and Third Text, as well as in international exhibition catalogues published by institutions including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Kunsthalle Zürich, Portikus, Ashkal Alwan, and the Renaissance Society. From 2018-2020 she is also Senior Scholar in Residence at the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Bibliographie sélective 

  • “What we talk about when we talk about time,” in Omar Kholeif, ed., Making New Time: Sharjah Biennial 14 (New York: Prestel, 2019)
  • From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962. Duke University Press, 2014.
  • “The Eye of History”: Photojournalism, Protest, and the Manifestationof 17 October 1961,” Zamân, forthcoming.
  • “Before the After There Was Then,” Stories and Histories of Lebanese Photography, ed. Clémence Cottard-Hachem. Beirut: Kaph Books, 2018.
  • “The Rules of the Game.” In Seductive Exacting Realism. Chicago: Renaissance Society and New York: Sternberg Press, 2015.
  • “Flash Forward: Pictures at War.” In Photography’s Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation, edited by Ali Behdad and Luke Gartlan. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013.
  • “Focus: The Way of the Shovel,” Artforum International February 2013.
  • “As the World Constricts: Kader Attia’s Pictures of Spacelessness.” nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 26 (2010): 60-69.
  • “Excavating Images on the Border.” Third Text 23, no. 3 (2009): 309-322.
  • “In This Place on These Days.” In Akram Zaatari:  Earth of Endless Secrets, edited by Karl Bassil and Akram Zaatari, 124-127.Frankfurt: Portikus, 2009.
  • “On Being Significant During War.” October 123 (2008): 45-48.
  • “Life on the Surface of Everywhere.” In Kader Attia, edited by Régis Debray, 93-97.Huarte, Spain: Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, 2008.

Projet de Recherche

Components of two book projects that speak to debates about the origins and stakes of a globalized contemporary art historiography will be researched in the spring and fall at the INHA. The first is a historical consideration of art and the public sphere in Lebanon from the 1970s through the early 2000s, especially around shifting economies of time, the formulation of local epistemologies, and the modelling of secularity up to the moment when the so-called Beiruti school became central to European art circles as exemplary of a “post-war” global aesthetic. The second project concerns the discursive and transversal afterlives of the Algerian Revolution, focusing on three different—if not diachronically competing—plans to commemorate the so-called “martyrs of the Algerian revolution.” Of these, time at the INHA will be dedicated to completing research regarding the failed exhibition of a collection of international art works given to Algeria in 1964 by a group of international intellectuals based in Paris as a symbolic gesture of “reparation” for the cultural disenfranchisement generated by 130-years of French occupation and in the hopes that it might spark the genesis of a local Museum of Modern Art.