Alison M. Gingeras is a curator and writer based in New York and Warsaw. Her curatorial history spans the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, to East Village storefront curatorial space, Oko. Notable museum exhibitions include: “Dear Painter, Paint Me: Painting the Figure Since Late Picabia,” (2003), “Daniel Buren Le Musee qui n’existait pas” (2002) (Both for Centre Pompidou), and, “Pop Life,” (2010; Tate Modern). Her critical writing regularly appears in such periodicals as Artforum, Tate, Etc, Spike, and Mousse. Since 1996, she has authored numerous essays for artist monographs, critical theory compendiums, and exhibition catalogues.
Extrapolating from Rome’s dogmas, it dawned on me how Fumai’s suicide could be recuperated as a form of martyrdom—her posthumous legacy undergoing a similar beatification process.