Julia Friedman is a regular contributor to Artforum and the author of Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov’s Synthetic Art (Northwestern University Press, 2010). She received her doctorate in Art History from Brown University in 2005 and has since researched, taught and curated in the US, UK and Japan. Presently, she is a Research Associate in the Art History Department at University of California Irvine. She writes an art blog Julia Friedman Contemporary Art and Art History.