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Bibiana Obler



Bibiana Obler (Ph.D. 2006) is associate professor of art history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 2008. Her first book, Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber (Yale University Press, 2014), investigates the role of artist couples in the emergence of abstract art. She is currently at work on a second book project, Anti-Craft, which examines the relation of art and craft in the late twentieth century through a series of case studies: Al Loving’s fabric constructions, Rebecca Horn’s bodily extensions, Lynda Benglis’s ceramics, and El Anatsui’s work in wood. She is also co-curating, with Phyllis Rosenzweig, an exhibition entitled “Fast Fashion / Slow Art,” opening at the Textile Museum / George Washington University Museum in July 2019 and traveling to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in spring 2020.

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