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In this talk Professor Geraldine A. Johnson (Department of History of Art, University of Oxford) responds to Kiki Smith’s photography of her life-sized cast sculptures and other sculptural installations, featured in the exhibition I am a Wanderer.

Find out more about Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer here.

Geraldine A. Johnson

Professor Geraldine A. Johnson is Associate Professor of the History of Art and a Fellow of Christ Church College, Oxford. She has published widely on the history of sculpture from the late Medieval period to the present day; on women and the visual arts in Renaissance and Baroque Europe; on the history of photography, with a particular focus on the photography of sculpture; and on the historiography of Art History as a discipline. At present, she is completing two books, one entitled The Sound of Marble: The Materiality and Immateriality of Italian Renaissance Art, which will be published by Cambridge University Press, and a second entitled Photography and Sculpture, which will be published by Reaktion Books. She has been commissioned by Wiley-Blackwell to edit a major anthology, A Companion to the Theories and Methods of Art History, and she has also edited a forthcoming volume entitled Crossing Continents: Exile and Expatriate Histories of Art. Future projects include De-Facing the Portrait: The Early Modern Body in Parts (a monograph with Professor Tatiana String) and an historiographical study entitled Art History’s Images. She recently co-organised an international conference, Photo Archives: The Place of Photography, which forms the basis of a co-edited (with Deborah Schultz) volume to be published by Bloomsbury.