Gennifer S. Weisenfeld
Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University 1997
M.A., Princeton University 1992
B.A., Wesleyan University 1987
Gennifer Weisenfeld received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Japanese Art History. Her field of research is modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture. Her work explores the impact of Japan's modern sociopolitical transformations on artistic production and practice; the cultural formations of nation and empire building; Japanese modernism; the politics of the avant-garde; the visual culture of disaster; commercial design; and the relationship between high art and popular culture.
ExpertiseJapanese art, art history, visual studies/visual culture, modern art, history of photography, design history, visual culture of disaster
Weisenfeld, GS. "Women and Words: Two Language Artists in Contemporary Japan." Persistance-Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing. Ed. J Silbergeld and DCY Ching. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, January 1, 2006. 59-85. Open Access Copy
Weisenfeld, GS. "Tada Hokuu no Kōkoku Bigaku to Josei no Shōchōsei (Tada Hokuu’s Advertising Aesthetics and the Symbolic Value of Women)." Manazashi no Yukue: Tada Hokuu to Sono Shigoto-ten. Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan, 2003.
Weisenfeld, GS. "Japanese Modernism and Consumerism: Forging the New Artistic Field of Shōgyō Bijutsu." Being Modern in Japan. Ed. E Tipton and J Clark. Sydney, Australian Humanities Research Foundation, 2000. 75-98.
Weisenfeld, GS. "Imaging Calamity: Artists in the Capital after the Great Kantō Earthquake." MOBO MOGA/ Modern Boy, Modern Girl: Japanese Modern Art 1910-1935. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998.
Weisenfeld, GS. "Hara Hiromu and the Predicament of Modern Letterforms in Japan (Accepted)." Timeless Typography: New Perspectives on Modernist Typography 1914–2014. Cambridge: MIT Press. (Chapter)