Irene V. Small

Associate Professor of Art and Archaeology

Irene V. Small

(609) 258–0103


315 McCormick Hall


Irene Small is an art historian of contemporary art who specializes in experimental practices and the avant-garde, abstraction, temporalities of art, relationally and the social implications of form, and art and theory in Latin America, particularly Brazil. Her book, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, examines the emergence of a participatory art paradigm in mid-1960s Brazil. She is currently working on a new book that departs from the artist Lygia Clark’s concept of the “organic line” in order to rethink the relationship between modern and contemporary art in the wake of the global turn.

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