Elizabeth Mangini is an art historian who specializes in social histories of postwar and contemporary art, including photography. Her current research projects include a study of Arte Povera in Turin c. 1968, as well as contemporary public art. She is on the editorial board of Palinsesti, a journal of Italian Contemporary Art. Professor Mangini has held curatorial positions and postgraduate fellowships at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA.
"Dust to Dust: On 'Arte povera più azioni povere 1968'," Artforum L no. 9 (May 2012), 103-4.
“Uno Specchio d’ Italia: Luciano Fabro’s Italies,” Palinsesti, vol.1 no. 2 (2011)
"1000 Words: Giuseppe Penone," Artforum XLIX no. 2 (October 2010)
"Parallel Revolution,"Artforum XLVI no. 3 (November 2007), 159–162
“This is Not a Painting: Space Exploration in Postwar Italian Art,” in Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-1975, ed. Michael Darling, (Seattle Art Museum, 2009)
"Gerhard Richter," in Elizabeth A. Wykoff, ed., Don't Look. Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna's Collection (Wellesley, MA: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 2007), 100
"Jan Dibbets," Bits and Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2005), 190–191
"Real Lies, True Fakes, and Supermodels," Invisible Culture 7, Rochester, NY: University of Rochester (Spring 2004), online journal
"Pipilotti's Pickle: Making Meaning from the Feminine Position," Performing Arts Journal 23, no. 2 (May 2001), 1–9.