Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

   2020

 

   2018

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   2016

‘Ephemeral Modernisms, Transnational Lives: Reconstructing Avant-Garde Performance in Bucharest’ in Journal of Romanian Studies, vol. 2 (1) (2020), 9-34. Find it here. 

 

Myth, Making, and Modernity: The Academy of Decorative Arts and Design Education in Bucharest’ in Caietele Avangardei, published by the Romanian National Literature Museum, no. 12 (2018), 96-107. Read it here.

 

‘The Magical and the Mechanical: M. H. Maxy, Iacob Sternberg and the Bukarester Idishe Theater Studio’ in Revista de istorie a evreilor din România, published by the Centre for the Study of Jewish History in Romania, no. 2 (18) (2017), 162-170. Find it here.

 

‘Fedor Lopukhov and The Bolt in Studies in Theatre and Performance, special edition in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, vol. 36, no. 3 (2016), 242-256. Find it here.

Chapters in Books

   2019

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   2014

   2013

‘Romanian Modernism and the Perils of the Peripheral’ in Borders of Modernism, eds. Massimiliano Tortora and Annalisa Volpone (Perugia: Morlacchi Editore, University of Perugia, 2019). Find it here.

Entry for ‘Iacob Sternberg’ in Heralds of the New Order, ed. Przemysław Strożek (Warsaw: Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, 2019), part of an exhibition and publication project on politically engaged theatre practitioners presented during the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Read it here.

 

‘Soviet Cinema and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ in the exhibition catalogue Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen, published by GRAD, London, 2014 (which I also co-edited). Find it here.

 

‘Soviet Textiles: Between Communism and Commerce’ in the exhibition catalogue See USSR. Intourist Posters and the Marketing of the Soviet Union, published by GRAD, London, 2013. Out of print.

  

Web-based Publications

   2018

‘Cultural Policy: International Best Practices in the Visual Arts’, a report and database commissioned by the Scottish Contemporary Arts Network, January 2018.

Read them here.

Essays & Book Reviews

   2021 

 

 

 

   2020

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   2020

Review of Irena R. Makaryk, April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Politics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo (University of Toronto Press, 2018), ARTMargins Online, March 2021. Read it here.

 

‘Marginalising the Centre, De-centring the Periphery: Contested Cultural Histories in Eastern Europe’, Kajet, no. 4, On Peripheries, September 2020. Find it here.

Review of Magda Dragu, Form and Meaning in Avant-Garde Collage and Montage (Routledge, 2020), The Modernist Review #23, September 2020. Read it here.

 

Review of Elizabeth Otto, Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics (MIT Press, 2019), ARTMargins Online, April 2020. Read it here.

Academic Blogs & Short Pieces

   2020

 

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   2017  

 

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   2012

   

 

   2012

‘Does the Bauhaus belong in a museum? Musings on a Centenary’, Decorating Dissidence blog, Special Issue: Bauhaus Continued, January 2020. Read it here.

‘Avant-garde or Retro-garde: Reflections from an Empty Museum’, invited contribution to the Society for Romanian Studies newsletter, vol. 41, no.1 (Spring 2019). Read it here on page 9

 

‘Unexpected Discovery in Harvard Judaica’s Buloff-Kadison Archive’, invited contribution to the Harvard Library Judaica Division newsletter, August 2019. Read it here.

Review of the exhibition In the World of Löwendal’s Characters at the Museum of Art Collections, Bucharest in Arta, no. 32 (2018). Read it here.

‘Impact in Context: Lessons in Engagement from a Romanian Mountain Top’, Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities blog, June 2018. Read it here.

'Cultural Policy: International Best Practices in the Visual Arts', Scottish Contemporary Art Network, January 2018. Read it here.

‘The Stuff of Research: Putting Material Culture in Practice’, invited contribution to The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities blog, March 2017. Read it here.

'My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language', 

 Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities blog, November 2017. Read it here.

‘From Canvas to Fabric: Liubov Popova and Sonia Delaunay’, Gallery for Russian Arts and Design blog, July 2014. Read it here.

 

Review of the exhibition Breaking the Ice: Moscow Art 1960s-80s at the Saatchi Gallery London, Russian Art and Culture blog, November 2012. 

 

‘Discussing the Barbican’s Bauhaus: Art as Life Exhibition with curator Corina Gardner’, Russian Art and Culture blog, July 2012. Read it here.

  

Other Blog Posts & Reviews

   2015

 

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   2012

'Rachmaninoff: Inside Out at the Royal Festival Hall', Russian Art and Culture blog, February 2015.

'St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall', Russian Art and Culture blog, November 2014.​

'My Communist Childhood', Gallery for Russian Art and Design blog, July 2014.

'Arcadi Volodos at the Royal Festival Hall', Russian Art and Culture blog, November 2014.​

'Le Coq d’Or at the London Coliseum', Russian Art and Culture blog, July 2014.

'The Holst Singers at Temple Church', Russian Art and Culture blog, July 2014.

'Moscow Soloists and Yuri Bashmet at the Barbican', Russian Art and Culture blog, February 2014.

'Moscow City Symphony - Russian Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall', Russian Art and Culture blog, January 2014.

'Women in Russian Art: New Prospects for Feminist Practice at the EBRD', Russian Art and Culture blog, March 2013.

'Evgheni Onegin at the Royal Opera House', Russian Art and Culture blog, February 2013.

'Rachael Young and the Russian Virtuosi of Europe at Cadogan Hall', Russian Art and Culture​ blog, November 2012.

'Small Stories of a Big City Ice Show at Sochi Park', Russian Art and Culture blog, August 2012.

'Russian Ballet Triple Bill at the Royal Opera House', Russian Art and Culture blog, July 2012.