Chelsea Haines’s article “Transatlantic Solidarities: Gershon Knispel in Brazil” will examine public artworks Gershon Knispel made in Brazil between 1957 and 1964, when the military coup compelled his return to Israel. Knispel’s projects express solidarity with the stateless and the marginalized, which the article argues contravened official state diplomacy and forged an alternative trajectory of transnational modernism in the postwar era.               

Chelsea Haines is an art historian and curator who teaches at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on histories and theories of museums and the politics of display, with a specialization in Israel/Palestine. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, ARTMargins, Collections, Guernica, Hyperallergic, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Mousse, and Museum Management and Curatorship as well as exhibition catalogs and edited volumes. She has curated exhibitions at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.