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Marcus Verhagen

Senior Lecturer, MA Contemporary Art, London

PhD in art history, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Cambridge University

Marcus Verhagen wrote his doctoral dissertation on visual culture in France in the late nineteenth century. Still working on nineteenth-century art, he taught in the nineties at universities in both Britain and the States. Working primarily on contemporary art in the years since 2002, he has written more than seventy articles and reviews for art magazines such as Art Monthly and Frieze. He has published in several periodicals, including Representations, New Left Review, Third Text and Afterall. Much of his recent work revolves around globalisation; he has, for instance, written articles on migration and tourism as crucial concerns in contemporary art. His book Flows and Counterflows; Globalisation in Contemporary Art, published by Sternberg Press in 2107, has been reviewed in ArtReview, Third Text Online, Critique d’art, and New Left Review.


Marcus Verhagen
  • Selected Recent Publications

    Selected Recent Publications

    Flows and Counter-Flows; Globalisation in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, 2017).

    “Glocalisation”, Art Monthly, May 2015, pp. 13-16

    “Globalisation”, Art Monthly, April 2015, pp. 6-9

    “Translation’s Gradient”, Afterall, Spring 2015, pp. 102-110, read here

    “Past Participating”, New Left Review, Jan./Feb. 2014, pp. 133-140

    “13th Istanbul Biennial”, Third Text Online, December 2013, read here

    “Border Control”, Art Monthly, March 2013, pp. 11-14

    “(Art) Tourism”, Art Monthly, July/Aug. 2012, pp. 7-10

    “2011 Istanbul Biennial”, Third Text, May 2012, pp. 363-368

    “Moyra Davey: Slack Time”, Afterall, Spring 2012, pp. 18-25, read here

    “Works in a Minor Key”, Art Monthly, Nov. 2011, pp. 9-12

    “A Shot in the Dark”, Saskia Olde Wolbers: A Shot in the Dark, Vienna Secession, 2011, pp.33-36

    “There’s No Success Like Failure; Martin Kippenberger”, in Lisa Le Feuvre ed., Failure, London and Cambridge, Mass., Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2010, pp. 43-46

    “The Nomad and the Altermodern”, Third Text, November 2009, pp.803-812

    “Pleasure & Pain”, interview with Omer Fast, Art Monthly, Oct. 2009, pp.1-4

    “Conceptual Perspex”, in Monika Szeweczyk ed., Meaning Liam Gillick, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, 2009, pp.46-57

    “Fast Time, Slow Time”, Slow Movement oder: Das Halbe und das Ganze, Kunsthalle Bern, 2009, pp.60-76

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