Vivian Sky Rehberg
Since 2007, she is head of the Critical Studies department at Parsons Paris School of Art + Design, where she also teaches modern and contemporary art history and theory. Rehberg obtained her PhD in 2000 from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) with the dissertation The Rhetoric of Realism: Painting, Politics and Commitment in France, 1940-56. From 2001 to 2004 she was curator of contemporary art at ARC/Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris and for the Paris Department of Cultural Affairs. A founding editor of Journal of Visual Culture, she is a contributing editor of frieze and has published in the following contemporary art magazines/websites: Art Agenda, Artforum, Art in America, Art Press, e-flux magazine, and Modern Painters. Her texts frequently appear in exhibition catalogues and artist monographs, most recently on the work of Isabelle Cornaro, Roman Ondak, Koo Jeong-A, and Chantal Akerman.
She is currently editing a two-volume collection of British author Marina Warner’s writings on art for Violette Editions (London) and completing her research for a book manuscript titled History Decays into Images, Not into Stories, which treats historical and political consciousness in contemporary art.