Mark Antliff is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. He has published extensively on modernism, art, and ideology, including Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde (1993), Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art and Culture in France (2007), and the co-edited volume Vorticism: New Perspectives (2013). He has co-authored, with Patricia Leighten, Cubism and Culture (2001) and A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism (2008). He and Vivien Greene curated the exhibition The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918 at the Nasher Museum of Art, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Tate Britain in 2010–11. His current book project, for which he received fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center and Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, is titled Sculpture Against the State: Vorticism, Anarchism, and the Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde.
Kathy E. Ferguson teaches political science and women’s studies at the University of Hawai’i. Her main research fields are political theory, feminist theory, and militarism. Books include Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets (2011) and Oh, Say, Can You See? The Semiotics of the Military in Hawai’i with Phyllis Turnbull (1999). She is currently writing two books: one on anarchist printers and another on women’s participation in the anarchist movement between the Paris Commune and World War II.
James Gifford is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the University Core at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver. He is most active in transatlantic modernist and twentieth-century literature, in particular antiauthoritarian poetry networks. His books From the Elephant’s Back and Personal Modernisms are forthcoming from the University of Alberta Press (2014), and his recent articles have appeared in English Studies in Canada, Journal of Modern Literature, and Canadian Literature. He is equally active in music performance and cultural studies.
Nina Gourianova is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University. Her scholarship in the fields of literature and art history encompasses both Russian and European modernist and avant-garde movements, with a specific emphasis on the interrelation and mutual influence of aesthetics and politics. Gourianova served as the primary curatorial consultant to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on the exhibition of Russian Futurist and Constructivist books in 2002, and participated in the organization of many exhibitions, including Amazons of the Avant-garde (1999–2000) and Kazimir Malevich (2003) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Cubisti e Cubismo (2013) in Rome. Her most recent book, The Aesthetics of Anarchy (2012), on art and ideology in the pre-revolutionary Russian avant-garde, won AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages) Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies annual award.
Patricia Leighten is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University and received her PhD from Rutgers University. Her field of research is late nineteenth-/early twentieth-century art and politics. She has held fellowships from the Getty, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, National Humanities Center, and Institute for Advanced Study. Author of Re-Ordering the Universe: Picasso and Anarchism, 1897–1914 (1989) and most recently The Liberation of Painting: Modernism and Anarchism in Avant-Guerre Paris (2013), she has also co-authored, with Mark Antliff Cubism and Culture (2001), and A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism, 1906-1914 (2008). She is currently working on a major exhibition project on cubism with Mark Antliff for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario (2016).
Theresa Papanikolas has served as Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art since 2008. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper (2010), Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel (2011), Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams in Hawaii (2013), and the forthcoming Art Deco Hawaii (2014). In 2012 she completed a major reconfiguration and reinstallation of the ten galleries that compose the museum’s European and American collections. She has published and lectured widely on French Dada and Surrealism; most notably, she is the author of Anarchism and the Advent...