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July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]

University of Oxford (UOXF) UK

Specific Department: Ruskin School of Art

Main individuals carrying out task
(1) Dr. Sarah Hegenbart, Lecturer in art history at Technical University in Munich, currently acting as a substitute for the professorship of art research with a focus on contemporary arts at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)
(2) Dr. Anthony Gardner, Professor and Head of the Ruskin School of Art

Dr. Sarah Hegenbart

Dr. Sarah Hegenbart is lecturer in art history at Technical University in Munich and is currently acting as a substitute for the professorship of art research with a focus on contemporary arts at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig). Prior to this, she was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald, where she pursued the research project “Diagnosing post-truth politics: Dialogical art and Black aesthetics”. Sarah is a member of Die Junge Akademie Mainz and member of the consortium of the Horizon 2020 research project “Art and Research on Transformations of Individuals and Societies”. Sarah completed a PhD on Christoph Schlingensief’s Opera Village Africa in Burkina Faso at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, an M.St. in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Magister in Philosophy and History of Art at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Dr. Anthony Gardner

Prof. Gardner is Head of the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford, where he teaches Contemporary Art History and Theory and is a Fellow of The Queen’s College. He has published widely on subjects including postcolonialism, postsocialism and curatorial histories, and is an editor of the MIT Press journal ARTMargins. Among his books are Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations (Melbourne, 2013), Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art against Democracy (MIT Press, 2015) and, also through MIT Press in 2015, the anthology Neue Slowenische Kunst: From Kapital to Capital (with Zdenka Badovinac and Eda Čufer), which was a finalist for the 2017 Alfred H. Barr Award for best exhibition catalogue worldwide. His latest book, co-authored with Charles Green (University of Melbourne), is Biennials, Triennials and documenta: The exhibitions that created contemporary art, published by Wiley- Blackwell in 2016.