Noit Banai

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Curriculum Vitae

  • March – June 2020 Visiting Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • October 2014 – September 2019 Professor of Contemporary Art, Institute der Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, University of Vienna
  • January 2018 – May 2018 Visiting Lecturer, “Contemporary Art,” MFA in Visual Arts Program, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University
  • February 2016 – September 2017 Visiting Professor, Doctoral Studies in Contemporary Transdisciplinary Humanities and Theories of Art, Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade
  • September 2007 – August 2014 Lecturer, Modern and Contemporary Art, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • July 1 – September 23, 2012 Curator, “The World According to Derrick: Performative Objects in Formation,” Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, (voted among the “Best Shows of 2012” by the Boston Globe)
  • January 2012 – May 2012 Visiting Lecturer, “Contemporary Art,” MFA in Visual Arts Program, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University
  • February 2007 – September 2010 Education Lecturer, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • September 2002 – May 2005 Assistant Editor, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics
  • Fall 2001 – Spring 2003 Teaching Fellow, Arts Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Art, Columbia University
  • Fall 2000 – Spring 2001 Research Assistant, Professor David Freedberg, Columbia University
  • Spring 2000 Reader, From Seurat to Matisse, taught by Professor Margaret Werth, Columbia University
  • January 1999 – February 2000 Curatorial Assistant, Picturing Business: The Photography of Fortune, 1930-1965, International Center of Photography, New York City
  • Fall 1999 Reader, Nineteenth Century Art, taught by Professor Jonathan Crary, Columbia University

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Yves Klein. Critical Lives series Reaktion Books, London, 2014. Link
  • The Labyrinth as an Exhibitionary Model: Form, Event, and Mode of Life. 2018. Stedelijk Studies, No. 7, pp. 1–18.
  • From Nation State to Border State: Exhibiting Europe. 2013. Third Text, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 456–469.
  • Simulating Iraq: Cultural Mediation and the Effects of the Real. 2012. Public Culture, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 249–251.
  • Rayonnement and the Readymade: Yves Klein and the end of painting. 2007. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, No. 51, pp. 202–216.
  • Shifting Sites: The Brewster Project and the Plight of Place. 2002. Performing Art Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 56–67.
  • Universality as a Radical Form: The Phillips Pavilion at Expo ’58. Forthcoming. In Natalie Adamson and Richard (Eds.), Companion to French Art: 1789 to the Present Day. London: Taylor & Francis.
  • White Space in White Space in Contexts. Forthcoming. In Daniel Grun and Kathrin Rhomberg (Eds.), Stano Filko, Vienna; Kontakt Collection.
  • Experimental Figuration in a State of Exception. 2014. In Magdalena Ziólkowska and Wojciech Grzybala (Eds.), Andrzej Wróblewski: Avoiding Intermediary States. Ostfildern Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014.
  • Yves Klein: The Midcult Manager of Kitsch. 2013. In Monica Kjellman-Chapin, (Ed.), Kitsch: History, Theory, Practice. London: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 103–128.
  • Sensorial Techniques of the Self: From the Jouissance of May ’68 to the Economy of the Delay. 2013. In Daniel J. Sherman (Ed.), The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, pp. 293–323.
  • Avant-garde or Civil Service? Yves Klein, Werner Ruhnau and 'The European Situation’ 2009. In Sascha Bru, (Ed.), Europa! Europa? The Avant-Garde, Modernism, and the Fate of a Continent: European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, Vol. 1. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, pp. 244–263.
  • An Aesthetics of Paradox: Re-reading the readymade, Reinventing Yves Klein. 2009. In Le Demi-Siècle de Pierre Restany. Paris: Les Éditions des Cendres and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, pp. 127–135.

Konferenzen & Vorträge (Auswahl)

  • “Art Geographies”, Spring Summer School, Verein K and Institute for Art Theory and Criticism, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, April 20–29, 2020.
  • “Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of Images”, European Forum Alpbach, Austria (with Professor Larry Ray, Department of Sociology, University of Kent, UK), August 13–21, 2019.
  • “Contemporary Art and the Political”, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 2018.
  • “Exhibition as Event”, The Maumaus School, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2017.
  • “Painting for the Future”, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania, November 27, 2019.
  • “Being a Border: Strategies of Narrativity and Bodily Representations in Contemporary Art”, Harabel: Contemporary Art Platform, Tirana, Albania, March 15, 2019.
  • “Traces of the Political: Landscape and Memory in Contemporary Art”, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ, December 18, 2018.
  • “Towards an image of the ‘People’? Kader Attia and Modernism’s Postcolonial Entanglements”, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany, November 21, 2018.
  • “The Immaterial Legacy of Yves Klein”, Bezalel School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 24, 2016.
  • “Form and Historical Contingency: Towards a New Historiography of the ‘Neo-Avant-Garde’ in France”, part of the lecture series “Avant-Garde: Aesthetics and Politics of Form”, Universität Wien, Austria, October 21, 2015.
  • “Performative Color: International Klein Blue”, Die Wiener Volkshochschulen, Vienna, Austria, April 23, 2015.
  • “Here and Elsewhere: Toward a Modernism of Exile”, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, May 28, 2014.
  • “Border Identity: The Manifesta Paradigm for Europe”, National College for Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, May 21, 2014.
  • “What Are We Talking About Today When We Talk About Painting?”, Michigan State University, MI, USA, March 27, 2014.
  • “Between Ethnos and Demos: Representing Europe’s Fictive Ethnicity”, University of Vienna, Austria, December 14, 2013.
  • “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, UK, July 11 2013.
  • “Salvador Dalí: From Surrealism to State Sponsorship”, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston University, USA, March 3, 2013.
  • “Ori Gersht: History Repeating”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA, October 3, 2012.
  • “On the Role of Art Criticism: Writing about Work”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA, April 9, 2012.
  • “Is the Global the New Local?”, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, September 30, 2011.
  • “Mark Bradford: Is Abstraction still Political?”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA, February 27, 2011.
  • “Processing the Contemporary”, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Taft University, Boston, USA, 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, USA, October 10, 2007.
  • “Yves Klein: A Medium of Pure Intensity”, Yale University, USA, 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, November 18, 2002.

Veranstaltungen (Auswahl)

  • “Around the Rothko Chapel” Fondation de Treilles, Tourtour, France, Co-organized with Professor Annie-Cohen Solal (École Normale Supérieure, Paris), July 15-20, 2019.
  • “Critical Inventory: Towards a Methodology of Contemporary Art History” Department of Art History, University of Vienna. Co-organized with Gregor Pirgie, June 24-25, 2019.
  • “1968: Alternative Genealogies and Resonances” Department of Art History, University of Vienna. Co-organized with Professor Sebastian Egenhofer and Caroline Lillian Schopp, PhD, October 19-20, 2018 (Awarded Third Party Funding).
  • “Aftermaths and Transformations: October Revolution 1917 Revisited” – conference, exhibition, film seminar, workshop A collaboration of the Conceptual Art Studio Program (Post-conceptual Art Practices) at the Institute of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Department of Art History, University of Vienna. Co-organized with Professor Marina Gržinić. October 23, 24,25, 2017 (Awarded Third Party Funding).
  • “Voicing the Border” paper presented at “Movements in Feminism/Feminisms in Movement: Urgencies, Emergencies, and Promises”, Belvedere 21 in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, November 28 – December 2, 2018.
Noit Banai Yves Klein
Yves Klein. Critical Lives series, Reaktion Books, London, 2014.