Global History Workshop - “Vivre le déracinement! Artists and Borders in the Twentieth Century”

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Annie Cohen-Solal
École Normale Supérieure
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop

“Vivre le déracinement!  Artists and Borders in the Twentieth Century”

Annie Cohen-Solal (École Normale Supérieure)

To attend this event email Jennifer Loessy at Lunch will be served. Attendance is limited to 25 attendees. There is no pre-circulated paper for this workshop.

Annie Cohen-Solal is an academic and writer. For ever, she has been tracking down interactions between art, literature and society with an intercultural twist. After Sartre : A Life (1987) became an international success, she became French cultural counselor in the US, where she held her position from 1989 to 1992.

In New York, Cohen-Solal’s encounter with Leo Castelli led her to shift her interest to the art world. In the frame of a manyfold project which was to become a social history of the US artist, she published Painting American (2001); Leo Castelli & His Circle (2010); New York-Mid Century (2014), with Paul Goldberger and Robert Gottlieb; Mark Rothko (2013). In 2013, she became special adviser at the École Normale Supérieure for the Nuit Sartre ; in 2014, general curator of Magiciens de la terre 2014 at the Centre Pompidou, publishing Magiciens de la terre : retour sur une exposition légendaire, with Jean-Hubert Martin. As a professor, she has held positions at Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, University of Caen, École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Freie University of Berlin, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is working on curating exhibitions for the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, the Musée Picasso and the Musée de l’Immigration in Paris. She will soon lead, alongside Jeremy Adelman, the “Crossing Boundaries” workshop at the CASBS (Stanford University). Born in Algiers, Annie now lives between Paris and Cortona.

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Art History
20th Century