Hannah Feldman

Hannah Feldman

Office: Suite 4400, Room 4412
h-feldman@northwestern.edu

Hannah Feldman (Ph.D., History of Art, Columbia University; Associate Professor) researches and teaches late modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Her first book, From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, considers the theorization of art and spectacle in Paris leading up to and throughout the Algerian War of Independence. Forthcoming with Duke University Press (2012), this project been supported by grants and fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, amongst others.

Her essays and articles on the intersections between violence and aesthetic practices have also appeared in Art Journal, Artforum, Frieze, nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, October, and Third Text, as well as an in international exhibition catalogues including New Realisms 1957-1962, Strategies of the Object Between Readymade and Spectacle at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Allora and Calzadilla at the Kunsthalle Zürich, and Akram Zaatari: Earth of Endless Secrets at Portikus (Frankfurt).

An alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Prof. Feldman approaches the study of modern and contemporary art from an emphatically interdisciplinary point of view, and is an elected member of the Core Faculty of Comparative Literary Studies. She is also affiliated with the Graduate Program in Screen Cultures and the Middle East and North Africa Working Group (MENA), and is a steering member of the French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG). Her courses reflect this interdisciplinary focus and range from introductory surveys of art since the 1960s to advanced undergraduate lectures and graduate seminars that consider the intersection of art and urban space in sites of postcolonial and neocolonial conflict; art and protest; participatory aesthetic practices; theories of representation; theories and models of photographic practice; and, art in and about the Middle East and North Africa.

From 2008-2010, Feldman was Chair of the Art Journal editorial board. In 2011, she was elected to the Faculty Honor Roll, and, beginning in the Fall of 2011, she will be Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Selected Publications

Hannah Feldman, From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014).

Hannah Feldman, "The Way of the Shovel" Artforum 52.6, February 2014, 207.

Other Resources

Middle East and North Africa Working Group (MENA)

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