Drawing Exhibitions in 18th-c France
(PhD dissertation in progress, Harvard University)
My dissertation studies the public exhibition of drawings in eighteenth-century France. The project takes the multiple denotations of the word "exposure," as an organizing conceit to pose the following questions: how were drawings exposed, presented, and exhibited to the changing face of the public; how were drawings subject to exposure to socio-economic and political conditions; and what were the levels of exposure—that is, to what extent did Enlightenment ideals saturate graphic production in this period? Considering public exhibition of drawings as a whole spotlights different lead actors such as Charles De Wailly and Gerard Van Spaendonck, and excavates an important facet within the history of art exhibitions.
Critical Old Masters
Coming soon: An alternative exhibition space and digital lab for exploring what it means to curate and exhibit Old Masters in 2021.