Department of Art

Godfre Leung


Godfre Leung is an art historian and critic specializing in postwar and contemporary art, sound studies, and critical theory. His writing has recently appeared in Afterimage, Art in America, Art Journal, C Magazine,, Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, The Soundtrack, Third Rail Quarterly, Widok. Teorie i praktyki kultury wizualnej / The View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He also has contributed to publications by the Walker Art Center (International Pop, 2015) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (post: Notes on Modern & Contemporary Art Around the Globe, 2014), and has an essay forthcoming in the catalogue Jeremy Shaw: Variation FQ, due out in 2017 on Walther König Verlag.

He is former editor of InVisible Culture, where he co-organized a special issue on contemporary East Asian art and culture (“Spectacle East Asia,” 2010), and was a curatorial consultant for the exhibition International Pop (Walker, 2015). His is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled Playback: Medium, Media, and Digital Audio in Marclay, Tone, and Eno, that analyzes critical uses of reproductive audio in three 1985 works of art and which articulates an alternative account of the digital shift through the perceptual matrix of the compact disc.