Ina Blom

Biography

Ina Blom is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo and Wigeland Visiting Professor at the Dept. of Art History, University of Chicago. Her fields of research are modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art with a particular focus on media aesthetics and the relationship between art, technology, media, and politics. She has directed the NFR supported research project The Archive in Motion (2011-2015) in collaboration with media- and film scholars and has also taken part in the NFR-supported projects Media Aesthetics (2004-2008) and Aesthetics at Work (2003-2007). She is a member of the international editorial boards of Art History, Journals of the Association of Art Historians (Wiley) and Konsthistorisk Tidsskrift (Routledge) and was previously an editor at the cultural and political journal Samtiden and the art journal NU.  A former music critic and DJ, she has published extensively as an art critic and is a frequent contributor to Artforum, Afterall, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst. She has also contributed essays to numerous exhibitions catalogues for museums and art institutions around the world. 

Publications

Memory in Motion. Archives, Technology and the Social 

(eds. Ina Blom, Trond Lundemo, Eivind Røssaak), Amsterdam University Press
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2017

The Autobiography of Video. The Life and Times of a Memory Technology

New York: Sternberg Press
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2016

Raoul Hausmann et Les Avant-Gardes 

Les Presses du réel
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2014

On the Style Site: Art, Sociality and Media Culture

Sternberg Press
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2007

The Name of the Game: Ray Johnson's Postal Performance

Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Stedelijk Museum Sittard
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2003

 

“Perfect Storms. On Ed Atkins and the Science of Weather Simulation,” Artforum, Vol. 56 (October 2017)

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“Boredom and Oblivion,” Boredom. (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art), ed. Tom McDonough (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017) Edited republication, first published in The Fluxus Reader, 1998

MIT Press
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2017

“Video Public, Video Sociality,” Public Space? Lost and Found, eds. Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui and Lucas Freeman (Cambridge, Massachusetts: SA+P / MIT Press, 2017)

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“Hecker Made Me Disco,” in Florian Hecker. Formulations, ed. Robin Mackay (Köln: Walter König, 2016)

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“Dream Work. The Art of Torbjørn Rødland,” Artforum International Vol. 54 (1) (September 2015)

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“Passive Viewing. Video Watching Television,” Tele-Gen: Art and Television, eds. Dieter Daniels and Stephan Berg (Munich: Hirmer Verlag 2015)

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“Video and Autobiography vs. The Autobiography of Video,” in The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism, eds. Pasquinelli and Neidich  (Berlin: Archive Books, 2014)

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“The Autobiography of Video. Towards a Revisionist History of Video Art,” in Critical Inquiry (Winter 2013)

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“Mediating Sociality. A Contested Question of Contemporary Art,” in Thinking Media Aesthetics, ed. Liv Hausken (Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 2013)

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Profiles

Charles Cohen
Charles Cohen
Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art
CWAC 258
773.702.0619
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
CWAC 268
773.702.0268
2006-07
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
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Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
773.702.5890
Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
1130 East 59th Street
773.702.8410
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272
773.702.5126