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  • Jeannine Tang

    Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies

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    jtang@newschool.edu

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    B - Eugene Lang College Building - 65 West 11th Street

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    Jeannine Tang

    Profile

    Jeannine Tang is an art historian who writes about contemporary art, visual culture, curatorial and exhibition history. Before joining The New School, she taught art and curatorial history between 2010-2019 at the graduate program of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She has published widely in such venues as Artforum, Art Journal, GLQ, journal of visual culture, and Theory, Culture & Society, in addition to numerous exhibition catalogues and anthologies. In 2018, with Lia Gangitano and Ann Butler, she co-curated the exhibition “The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983–2004)” at the Hessel Museum of Art, and is co-editor of the accompanying book. She is at work on a book on profiling as figuration in the 1970s, a monograph on Julia Scher’s queer surveillance installations of the 1990s, and a project on contemporary visual cultures of the British penal code in South and Southeast Asia. Contact: jtang@newschool.edu


    Degrees Held

    Courtauld Institute of Art, History of Art (MA, PhD)

    National University of Singapore, English Literature (BA)


    Professional Affiliation

    College Art Association

    AICA International Association of Art Critics (Singapore)


    Recent Publications

    “On What Sculpture Depends: Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, and Constantina Zavitsanos” in Who Cares: Inquires into Contemporary Sculpture, ed. Ruba Katrib, Kyle Dancewicz (New York: Sculpture Center, 2019)

    “The Sum of All Questions: Returning to the Clit Club” with Vivian Crockett, Tara Hart, Amira Khusro, Dragon Mansion,  Julie Tolentino, Queer Commons special issue, ed. Nadja Millner-Larsen and Gavin Butt, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, Duke University Press (Fall 2018)

     “Sharon Hayes: Investigations and Inhabitations” in Sharon Hayes, ed. Michele Robecchi (New York: Phaidon, 2018)

    “Editor’s Note” and “Business as Unusual: American Fine Arts, Co., Colin de Land Fine Art” in The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004) ed. Lia Gangitano, Ann Butler, Jeannine Tang (New York: Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and Dancing Foxes Press, 2018) 

    “Exhibition Walkthrough” in Martin Beck: rumors and murmurs, ed. Matthias Michalka (Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst, 2018) exh. cat.

    “Contemporary Art and Critical Transgender Infrastructures” Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, ed. Johanna Burton, Eric Stanley, Tourmaline (New Museum and MIT Press, 2017): 363-392

    “Into the Arena: Notes on Exhibitions and Identity Politics” in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon, ed. Johanna Burton (New York: New Museum, 2017) exh. cat.

    “On the Case of Curatorial History” in The Curatorial Conundrum: What to Study? What to Research? What to Practice? ed. Paul O’Neill, Mick Wilson, Lucy Steeds (MIT Press, 2016)

    “Time Travel: Notes on Contemporary Art’s Historical Present” in Time-Image, ed. Amy Powell (Houston: Blaffner Art Museum, 2015 and Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016) exh. cat. 

    “Look Again: Subjectivity, Sovereignty, and Andrea Geyer’s Spiral Lands” in Critical Landscapes: Art and the Politics of Land Use, eds. Kirsten Swenson and Emily Eliza Scott (Los Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015)


    Performances and Appearances

    "Faith Wilding's 'Rant of the Menopausal Cyborg'" on Disruption Tactics: Radical Queer Publishing and Print Culture, New Museum, 27 June 2019

    “Couplings and Uncouplings” on One Day on Cady Noland symposium, Museum für Moderne Kunst, 27 April, 2019

    “Warm Data: Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani’s Index of the Disappeared” on Race, Vision and Surveillance, College Art Association annual conference, New York 2019, organized by Kim Bobier and Marisa Williamson

    “The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)” with Lia Gangitano, Yale University School of Art, 5 October 2018

    “Tropical Storm: Ho Tzu Nyen and Lim Tzay Chuen” on The Metereological Impulse, College Art Association annual conference, New York 2017, organized by Ellen Tani and John Tyson

    “Identity Profile” What Now? Future Identities annual symposium organised by Art in General and Vera List Center, New School for Social Research. May 20-21, 2016.


    Research Interests

    Modern and contemporary art, exhibition and curatorial history, histories and theories of colonization and diaspora, feminist, queer and transgender studies


    Awards And Honors

    LUMA fellowship (2014-2019)

    National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works grant for The Conditions of Being Art, Hessel Museum of Art (2016)

    Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Helena Rubenstein Critical Studies fellowship (2009-2010)

    Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum (2008–2009)

     

     


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    Current Courses

    Art and Its Institutions

    Arts Sr. Seminar: Essay

    Environments of Contemp Art

    Exhibitions as History

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