Dr Alison Green
Critical theory, modernism, theories of history, practices of curating and criticism.
Alison Green holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and is Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Criticism, Communication and Curation at Central St Martins. She is an art historian, critic and curator with twin interests in contemporary art and the legacies of Modernism.
Alison’s research is concerned with the changing interpretations, both visual and historical, of works of art and avant-garde practices in the Postwar period, particularly the sometimes competing pressures between subjectivity and conventionality in artistic representations.
In addition to writing and giving talks on contemporary art, she is currently working on several research-based projects: a book on art in New York at the end of the 1950s; an exhibition project on the late 60s work of Carolee Schneemann; an exhibition of drawings by the installation artist Paul Dickerson; and a book on artist-curators.
Selected Outputs and Achievements
- 2011: Texts contributed to exhibition catalogue, The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St Ives and the Mead Gallery (forthcoming).
- 2011: ‘Citizen Artists’, Afterall 26 (Spring).
- 2010: ‘Believing in the Devil: Caitlin Duennebier’, Source 64 (Autumn).
- 2008: ‘Utopias & Universals’, Chapter in book (ISBN - 9780854881628), Utopias, Whitechapel Gallery & MIT Press.
- 2008: ‘What Remains’, Chapter in book (ISBN - 9781861543066), Trevor Appleson, Los Loss, Booth Clibborn Editions.
- 2008: ‘Four Wall Drawings’, Chapter in exhibition catalogue, Frank Gerritz: Further Down the Line, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst & Verlag Walther König.
- 2006: Texts contributed on Erica Baum, Idris Khan, Gareth McConnell and Trish Morrissey’, Chapter in book (ISBN - 071484562), Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press.
- 2004: ‘'When Attitudes Become Form and the Contest over Conceptual Art's History’, Chapter in book (ISBN - 0521530873), Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth and Practice, Cambridge University Press.
- 2001: ‘A Short Chronology of Curatorial Incidents’, Chapter in book (ISBN - 0946652570), Curating in the 21st Century, The New Art Gallery Walsall and University of Wolverhampton.
- 2010: Close to Home, Exhibition curator, Spaceman Presents, London.
- 2009: ‘Women to Watch’, Panellist, Christie’s and the London Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
- 2009: ‘Talking Art: Lorna Simpson interviewed by Alison Green’, Tate Modern, London.
- 2009: ‘Contemporary Painting and History’, Panel chair, Tate Britain, London.
- 2008: ‘Futuricity in Four Scenes’, Conference contribution, What is British Art? Tate Britain, London.
- 2007: ‘Paul Dickerson: As Art’, Exhibition, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- 2006: ‘Pre-History of the 'Greater Sixties': American Art c. 1960-63’, Conference organiser, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
- 2004: ‘When Attitudes Become Form: Subjectivity and Self-Criticism in Late 60s Art Practice’, Conference contribution, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Current research students:
Louise Garrett 'On Hesitation, delay and detour'.
Critical theory, exhibition and curating histories, theories of history, issues surrounding the end of modernism