Julian Stallabrass is a British art historian, photographer and curator. He was educated at Leighton Park School and New College, Oxford University where he studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). A Marxist, he has written extensively on contemporary art (including internet art), photography and the history of twentieth-century British art.
Life and work
Stallabrass was previously a professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He left the Courtauld in 2022.
He is on the editorial board of the New Left Review.
He curated the exhibition Art and Money Online at Tate Britain, London in 2001. In 2008 he selected the Brighton Photo Biennial and from the catalogue of which he edited the book Memory of Fire: Images of War and The War of Images (2013)
Stallabrass was highly critical of the Young British Artists movement, and their works and influence was the subject of his 1999 study High Art Lite, a term he coined as a disparaging synonym to the