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Associate Professor Erika Wolf

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Room 2N11, Arts (Burns) building
Tel 64 3 479 9012
Email erika.wolf@otago.ac.nz
http://otago.academia.edu/ErikaWolf
 

Academic Qualifications

1999: PhD (History of Art) University of Michigan
1996: AM (Russian & Eastern European Studies) University of Michigan
1990: AM (History of Art) University of Michigan
1985: AB (Cum Laude) (Sociology) Princeton University
 

Research Interests

Associate Professor's Wolf's primary field of research is Soviet art and visual culture. She is presently completing the manuscript for USSR in Construction: A Modernist Propaganda Magazine for the Stalinist Regime. This book examines the persistence, modification and transformation of Soviet avant-garde representational practices in light of the emerging Stalinist aesthetic of Socialist Realism in the 1930s through a study of the Soviet photographic magazine USSR in Construction. Other areas of research interest include: Soviet photographic debates of the 1920s and 1930s, the visual culture of Soviet prison camps, Soviet writer-photographers, the proletarian photography movement, and Soviet cultural exchange. Since arriving at Otago, she has also begun to pursue research on both historic and contemporary New Zealand photography.
 

Papers

ARTV 103 Art: Here and Now
ARTV 201/301 History of Photography: Technology, Document, Art
ARTV 308/408 Totalitarian Art in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and the USSR
ARTV 309/409 Histories of Art
 

Areas of Research Supervision

Modern and contemporary European and American art, the intersections of art and politics; alternative media, the history of photography (including New Zealand), and methodology.
 

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Member of editorial board of: Photographies [Routledge].
  • Iconography Editor, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.
     

 The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara: A Research Symposium

 

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Publications

Wolf, E. (2016). Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 368p.

Wolf, E. (2012). Koretsky: The Soviet photo poster: 1930-1984. New York: New Press, 448p.

Wanhalla, A., & Wolf, E. (Eds.). (2011). Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 208p.

Wolf, E. (2014). Reisende durch Raum und Zeit: Enthografische Fotografie in den Werken zeitgenössischer samoanischer Künstler: Voyagers across space and time: Ethnographic photography in the work of contemporary Samoan artists. In W. Köpke & B. Schmelz (Eds.), Blick ins Paradies: Historische Fotografien aus Polynesien: A glimpse into paradise: Historical photographs of Polynesia. (pp. 208-212). Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde.

Wolf, E. (2011). The Soviet Union: From worker to proletarian photography. In J. Ribalta & E. Witschey (Eds.), The worker photography movement [1926-1939]: Essays and documents. (pp. 32-46). Madrid, Spain: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and TF Editores.

Authored Book - Research

Wolf, E. (2016). Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 368p.

Wolf, E. (2012). Koretsky: The Soviet photo poster: 1930-1984. New York: New Press, 448p.

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Edited Book - Research

Wanhalla, A., & Wolf, E. (Eds.). (2011). Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 208p.

Witschey, E., & Wolf, E. (Eds.). (2011). Aleksandr Deineka [1899-1969]: An avant-garde for the proletariat. Madrid, Spain: Fundación Juan March, 440p.

Wolf, E. (Ed.). (2007). Ilf and Petrov's American road trip: The 1935 travelogue of two Soviet writers: Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov. New York: Cabinet Books, 176p.

Tsvetaeva, E., Chechot, I., & Wolf, E. (Eds.). (2005). Art guide: Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad Now. Kaliningrad, Russia: NCCA & NGO Agency for the Support of Cultural Initiatives 'Tranzit', 273p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wolf, E. (2014). Reisende durch Raum und Zeit: Enthografische Fotografie in den Werken zeitgenössischer samoanischer Künstler: Voyagers across space and time: Ethnographic photography in the work of contemporary Samoan artists. In W. Köpke & B. Schmelz (Eds.), Blick ins Paradies: Historische Fotografien aus Polynesien: A glimpse into paradise: Historical photographs of Polynesia. (pp. 208-212). Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde.

Wolf, E. (2014). An interview with the president: Max Oettli. In N. Seja (Ed.), PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, clusters, and debate in New Zealand. (pp. 206-211). Auckland, New Zealand: Rim Books.

Wolf, E. (2013). Worker photography movement. In N. Courtright (Ed.), Grove art online: Oxford art online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordartonline.com:80/subscriber/article/grove/art/T2229530

Wolf, E. (2011). The Soviet Union: From worker to proletarian photography. In J. Ribalta & E. Witschey (Eds.), The worker photography movement [1926-1939]: Essays and documents. (pp. 32-46). Madrid, Spain: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and TF Editores.

Wolf, E. (2011). ″As at the Filippovs″: The foreign origins of the Soviet narrative photographic essay. In J. Ribalta & E. Witschey (Eds.), The worker photography movement [1926-1939]: Essays and documents. (pp. 124-130). Madrid, Spain: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and TF Editores.

Wolf, E. (2011). The Eiffel towers in Dunedin: Stereo photography and modernity at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, 1889-1890. In A. Wanhalla & E. Wolf (Eds.), Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. (pp. 92-97). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Wolf, E. (2008). The visual economy of forced labor: Alexander Rodchenko and the White Sea-Baltic Canal. In V. A. Kivelson & J. Neuberger (Eds.), Picturing Russia: Explorations in visual culture. (pp. 168-174). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Wolf, E. M. (2006). SSSR na stroike: Zhurnal i ego chitatel. In M. Kamenskii (Ed.), SSSR na stroike: illiustrirovannyi zhurnal novogo tipa. (pp. 11-25). Moscow, Russia: Agey Tomesh.

Wolf, E. (2006). SSSR na stroike: From constructivist visions to construction sites. In P. Österlund (Ed.), USSR in construction: An illustrated exhibition magazine. Sundsvall, Sweden: Fotomuseet Sundsvall.

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Journal - Research Article

Wolf, E. (2010). Shigeyuki Kihara's Fa'a fafine; In a manner of a woman: The photographic theater of cross-cultural encounter. Pacific Arts, 10(2), 23-33.

Wolf, E. (2008). The author as photographer: Early Soviet writers and the camera. Aperture, 193, 32-37.

Wolf, E. (2005). Le statut de la photographie dans la revue L'URSS en construction (1930). Théorème: Caméra politique: Cinéma et stalinisme, 8, 61-69.

Wolf, E. (2004). The context of early Soviet photojournalism, 1923-1932. Zimmerli Journal, (2), 106-117.

Wolf, E. (2000). When photographs speak, to whom do they talk? The origins and audience of SSSR na stroike (USSR in Construction). Left History, 6(2), 53-82.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wolf, E. (2011). Fiona Pardington's 'Eight Shells': Reclamation of Te Ao Māori from the museum. Proceedings of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/conference-2011-contact/

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Film/Video/CD Rom

Kihara, S., MacDonald, K., & Wolf, E. (2012). Making Siva in Motion by performance artist Shigeyuki Kihara. Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/50271507

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