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.