Ekin Erkan

Art Critic, Art History Researcher, and Philosopher in New York, NY

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Ekin Erkan is a Turkish philosopher, art critic, and art history researcher. Erkan's research in philosophy and his work in aesthetics are anchored in Kant & Hegel's theoretical philosophy. Erkan's area of concentration in art history is currently on revisionist histories of 20th century Abstract Expressionism and how the story of the State Department's co-optation of Abstract Expressionism relates to the utopian (viz. “California Ideology") self-conception of nascent internet art (exemplified by NetTime listservs of the late 1990s and early aughts) and its eventual co-optation by commodity capital (e.g., NFTs, the uniform flat aesthetics of ”corporate Memphis", and the machinations of the “big five” digital oligopolies).

Below are links to some of Erkan's recently published work:

  • Work
    • Brooklyn Rail
  • Education
    • University of Rochester
    • University of Cincinnati
Following there is what Ekin Erkan has splendidly called 'Kolozova’s Marxian vigor'..."
Philip Beitchman, "The Philo-Fictions of Katerina Kolozova"
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