Meet the Author
Patricia Falguières is a professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris. Her work has primarily concentrated on philosophy and the art of the Renaissance and its classifications, encyclopedias, indexes and the birth of the museum in modern Europe, as well as Mannerism. She is also active in the field of contemporary art, through articles and essays, monographic publications, and writing on conceptual art, the relationships between art and theatre in the twentieth century. She contributed to the French critical edition of Brian O'Doherty's Inside the White Cube (2008). She runs several history and art theory research programs. She instigated the Lectures Maison Rouge series at the Maison Rouge, Paris, and co-directs the Something You Should Know seminars at the EHESS with Élisabeth Lebovici and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez. In 2011, the Centre Pompidou organized a program of lectures and encounters offering perspectives on history and art criticism entitled According to Patricia Falguières.