Common Creativities: The History of Modern Art and Psychiatry (Selections from Learning from Madness)
Kaira M. Cabañas is Professor of Global Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is the author of The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France (Yale University Press, 2013), Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde (University of Chicago Press, 2015), as well as Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art (University of Chicago Press, 2018). Her writings have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals and museum catalogues and include essays on postwar art and film in Europe and Latin America. She regularly contributes to Artforum.
Image Credit: Albino Braz, Untitled, between 1934 and 1949. Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 32 x 23 cm. Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne