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Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky
Installation view, Amze Emmons: Playing the Grid

Across disciplines and programs, Tyler's accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities. 

Assistant Professor Corinne Teed has work in an upcoming exhibition, Transgressing Lands: Eleven Contemporary Artists Reimagine a Horizon, at The Boiler in Brooklyn, New York. The show explores the potential that landscape offers to locate ourselves in finite time and place, as well as reveal entry points into infinitude. Each artist presents their own stakes including the role of memory and collectivity in containing vanished landscapes; disaster brought about by escalating climate change, displacement, and warfare; explorations of mindfulness, presence, and care; revisions of colonial narratives; and aspects of entropy and renewal. On view February 28—March 28, 2024.

Erin Pauwels, Associate Professor of American Art and Undergraduate Advisor, has been appointed the 2024-25 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art in the Department of History of Art at the University of Oxford. Pauwels also released a new book, Napoleon Sarony's Living Pictures: The Celebrity Photograph in Gilded Age New York (Penn State University Press).

Philip Glahn, Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Critical Studies, is presenting at the TÉLÉ—>VISIONS 2024 conference (online and on-site in Paris), which focuses on the impact of technologies of ubiquity in the visual arts, on February 29, 2024.

This semester, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture Emily Neumeier is spending her sabbatical at Harvard University as a research fellow in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Neumeier is researching architectural restoration practices in Ottoman and Republican-era Istanbul, which she began investigating in her co-edited volume Hagia Sophia in the Long Nineteenth Century, out this month from Edinburgh University Press.

Associate Professor and Graduate Curricular Head Andrew John Wit published a graphic novella, I, Nobot (Oro Editions), co-authored with Manesh Daas. I, Nobot is written by two self-realized 'nobots' who aim to help nearly seven billion fellow biological nobots (also known as humans) realize their true nature.

The Affinity of Neoconcretism: Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Brazilian Modernism, 1954-1964 (University of California Press) by Mariola Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and Director of Graduate Studies, examines Neoconcretism, a group of Brazilian artists and poets from the 1950s and 1960s. 

Associate Professor of Visual Studies Leah Modigliani's latest book, Counter Revanchist Art in the Global City: Walls, Blockades, and Barricades as Repertoires of Creative Action (Routledge) theorizes artists’ responses to global inequities as cultural manifestations of counter-revanchism in diverse urban centers.

Associate Professor and Program Head of Printmaking Amze Emmons has an exhibition, Playing the Grid, on view at Brandywine Workshop and Archives through March 14, 2024. Emmons describes the Playing the Grid as a “[A]n invitation to improvise, wander and play. It’s a playful love letter to Philadelphia with its complicated history and ever hopeful future.” The show presents drawings, prints, paper craft, and other elements that invite visitors into Emmons’ creative process. 


Image: Installation view, Amze Emmons: Playing the Grid.