Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Critical Studies, and Program Head of Painting
Painting, Art History

Philip Glahn, PhD

Philip Glahn’s research and teaching focus on the histories, theories and practices of art as technology, labor and activism. His writings on the legacies of avant-garde strategies, the politics of drawing, digital media and new social formations, radio and the public sphere, as well as other topics have appeared in publications including Art Journal, Afterimage, The Brooklyn Rail, Parallax, Panorama and PUBLIC, as well as several anthologies. 

His research has been supported by several grants including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Helena Rubinstein Fellowship for Critical Studies as part of the Whitney Independent Studies Program. Prior to his appointment at Tyler, he taught art history and criticism at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College and Hunter College, where at the latter he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Glahn’s book addressing questions of socialism and technology, pedagogy and the utility in the work of Bertolt Brecht was published in 2014 by Reaktion Books. His current research and book project focuses on the relationship between art, communication technologies and concepts of utopia.
PhD, Art History and Criticism, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2007 
MS, History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York, 1998 
MA, Cultural Studies, Universität Lüneburg, Germany, 1997
Selected Work
Glahn, P., & Levine, C. (2019, Fall). The Future is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of
     Technological Fantasy. Art Journal.

Glahn, P. (2019). Of Donkeys and Tuis: Brecht, the Popular, and the Role of the Intellectual in Dark Times.
     In A. Squiers, & N. Roessler (Eds.), Philosophizing Brecht (pp. 121-144). Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Glahn, P. (2019). The Radio and/as Digital Productivism. In: A. Thurmann-Jajes, et al. (Eds.),
     Radio as Art: Concepts, Spaces, Practices (Schriftenreihe für Künstlerpublikationen) (pp. 203-210).
     Bielefeld and London: Transcript Verlag.

Glahn, P., & O'Connor, J. (Eds.). (2015). A Politics of Drawing: Proposal for a Method of Transformation.
     New York, NY: Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College.

Glahn, P. (2014). Bertolt Brecht. London, UK: Reaktion Books.


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito