Mark Antliff
Mary Grace Wilson Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Mark Antliff received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is author of Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press, 1993) and Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art and Culture in France, 1909-1939 (Duke University Press, 2007 and Les presses du réel, Paris, 2019) as well as co-author of Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy (with Matthew Affron, Princeton University Press,1997), Cubism and Culture (with Patricia Leighten, Thames & Hudson, 2001), and A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism 1906-1914 (with Patricia Leighten, University of Chicago Press, 2008 and Les presses du réel, Paris, 2019). With Vivien Greene, he co-curated the major exhibition The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918 , which opened at the Nasher Museum of Art and traveled to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and Tate Britain in London (ex. cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2010-11). The conference associated with this exhibition resulted in Vorticism: New Perspectives  (Oxford University Press, 2013).  His research and teaching interests focus on art in Europe before 1960, with special attention to cultural politics in all its permutations, as well as the interrelation of art and philosophy. His most recent scholarship, presented in numerous articles and talks, culminates in his new book, Sculptors Against the State: Anarchism and the Anglo-European Avant-Garde (Penn State Press, 2021).

Current Research Interests

Pacifism and the visual arts in Europe, 1930-1950

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 112 East Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708-0764

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