Ara H. Merjian


Ara H. Merjian is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History, New York University. He is the author of Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Paris, Modernism (Yale University Press, 2014). Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2019, and funded by a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant, is the new volume, Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art and Neocapitalism, 1960-1975. He is at work on a new book titled "The Mimesis of the Gaze" – a theoretical examination of shared vision and intersubjectivity in modernist painting.