Noit Banai

Diversity of Arts & Culture

Art historian and critic, Noit Banai, received her Ph.D. in Art History at Columbia University and specializes in modern and contemporary art in a global context. Engaging the intertwinement of aesthetic, visual, and material practices, political forces, and commercial mechanisms, she opens up both the critical ‘potentialities’ and historical ‘blind spots’ of diverse propositions in a trans-cultural and trans-disciplinary perspective that challenge both traditional geographical limitations and disciplinary boundaries. At the Vienna Master she will give an insight into the “Diversity of Arts & Culture“.

Noit Banai is currently completing a book titled “Between Nation State and Border State: Modernism from Universal to Global Subject”, which examines particular artistic strategies and structures that have complicated the universal model of the European public sphere from 1938 to the present. 

She served as Professor of Contemporary Art at University of Vienna, Austria, and Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at Tufts University / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, and has held Visiting Positions in Art History at Lesley University, Boston, USA; Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia; and University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

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