Paul Wilson

Associate Professor, Department of Art History
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Contemporary Art and Museum Studies
Phone:(607) 274-3281
Office:G116 Gannett Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Art History

M.A. University of Minnesota, Art History

B.A. Whitman College, Art History

I am a specialist in global contemporary art and teach a wide variety of courses on art since 1960 and museum studies. My research focuses primarily on artworks made since 1990 that visualize the connections between past, present, and future in Southern Africa and the Nordic region. My current research projects deal with the cultural politics of dress in contemporary Namibian art and the figure of the "white savior" in European contemporary art. Recent publications include: "The Afronaut and Retrofuturism in Africa" in ASAP/Journal (2019), "Repetition without Reproduction: Esko Männikkö’s The Female Pike" in Photography & Culture (2016), and "Monumental Indifference in Tallinn" in Public Art Dialogue (2015). These and others can be accessed on my page.

Selected Courses:

ICSM 10500 Global Pop Art

ARTH 13500 Introduction to Visual Culture

ARTH 28500 Art Since 1960

ARTH 28600 Art and Globalization

ARTH 29200 Introduction to Museum Studies

ARTH 35000 Contemporary Art from Africa and its Diaspora

ARTH 39500 Performance, Institutional Critique, and the Museum

ARTH 49000 Seminar: History/Memory/Nostalgia

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