Kaira M. Cabañas is a visiting professor at PUC-Rio, Brazil. She is author of The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France (Yale University Press, 2013). From 2009 to 2013, she served as lecturer and director of the MA program in modern art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She recently completed a manuscript on Lettrist cinema titled “Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde,” and is currently researching the legacy of Antonin Artaud for a book-length study on the entwinement of modern art and psychiatry in Brazil.
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