Professor Romy Golan came to the Graduate Center after having taught at Vassar College and Yale University. She is the author of Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars (Yale Univ. Press, 1995) and Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957 (Yale Univ. Press, 2009; French transl. Editions Macula, 2019). Her most recent book Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s was published by Zone Books in 2021.
She is currently working on a series of scenes, all of which involve the homology posited by Jacques Rancière between the space of politics and stagecraft. It engages with his assertion that there is no such thing as an “off-stage,” in the sense of being hidden, and that all political scenarios are, in fact, manifest.
Current dissertations under her supervision focus on Die Brücke and commodity production, The Mine and British Modernism, Socialist Realisms in ex-Eastern Europe, Art and Medecine in Paris’ Grand Palais, Le Corbusier’s unrealised museums.
For a full list of Professor Golan's publications, please visit her webpage at academia.edu
"Point de chute: Restany à Domus, Le Demi-Siècle de Pierre Restany/The Half Century of Pierre Restany. Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (Paris: INHA, 2007)
“La doppia scommessa dell’Italia: dalla sintesi delle arti all’opera aperta,” Il Caffè Illustrato (Rome), no. 33, Nov-Dec 2006
"The Française versus the Ecole de Paris: The Debate over the Status of Jewish Artists in Paris Between the Wars,” The Circle of Montparnasse: Jewish Artists in Paris 1905-1945, Jewish Museum, New York, 1985:81-87 (reprinted in Jewish dimensions in modern visual culture : antisemitism, assimilation, affirmation, Rose-Carol Washton Long et al. eds, ,Univ. Press of New England, 2010).
Reviews of her books:
Merjian, Ara H. Review of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957, by Romy Golan, and Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, The Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France, by Karen Fiss. Oxford Art Journal, 2013