Maria Stavrinaki

Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne

Prehistorical modernity: art and time, from the invention of prehistory to the present

2018-2019: Fall

Maria Stavrinaki is an habilitated Associate Professor in history of contemporary art at the Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is working at the crossroads of the art of modernity, human sciences and political thought. She is currently writing a book on the Modern uses of Prehistory (19th-21th c.), a topic on which she is also co-curating an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (May-September 2019). She has been a Fellow at the CCA (Montréal), IAS (Princeton), and the Clark Art Institute. Her recent publications include Dada Presentism : An Essay on Art and History (Stanford University Press, 2016), Le sujet et son milieu : huit essais sur les avant-gardes allemandes (Editions du Musée contemporain de Genève, 2018) and Contraindre à la liberté : Carl Einstein, les avant-gardes, l’histoire (Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Les Presses du réel, 2018). 

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