Christine Poggi

Poggi was a professor of modern and contemporary art and criticism in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (2009) and In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage (1992). She is the the co-editor of Futurism: An Anthology (2009).

Her research has focused on early twentieth century European avant-gardes, the invention of collage and constructed sculpture, and the relationship of art to emerging forms of labor and technology. Current projects address the nexus of immigration, crossing borders, mapping, and labor in contemporary art and the political meanings of re-staged avant-garde theatrical works in the 1920s and in the present. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has organized a variety of public programs at Slought, including Power Fields, an exhibition featuring the work of Vito Acconci and Acconci Studio (2008).

Christine Poggi

History of Art Department
University of Pennsylvania
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