CIHA 2016 in Beijing

34th World Congress of Art History

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Eco-Action: Materialities and Territories as Mediators of Contemporary Landscapes

Session 11 Landscape and Spectacle

University of Bern


Director of the Chair for the History of Contemporary Art, University of Bern, Switzerland since 2001.

Studies in Art History, German Language and Literature, Philosophy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Colchester (UK) and Giessen (Germany); 1993 Dissertation: „Modelle der franzoesischen Historienmalerei 1747-1789: Neue Funktionen einer alten Gattung“ („History as Example, Models of French History Painting 1747-1789: New Functions of an old Genre“) Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1994. Venia docendi – Post Doctoral teaching qualification for art history in 2000; University of Bern; Bern, Switzerland; area of focus: History of Abstract Expressionism. Habilitation: Von der Apologie zur Theoriebildung. Die Geschichtsschreibung des Abstrakten Expressionismus“ („From Apology to Theory. The Historiography of Abstract Expressionism“) Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2003.. 2008 Visiting Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Halifax, Canada; Delegate and Administrative Secretary and Treasurer of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA); 2008-2011 President of the Managing Committee of the Vereinigung der Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker in der Schweiz (Swiss Association of Art Historians). Research Interests: Discourse Analysis, Paradigms of Art Appreciation, Art Education, Processes of Archives, Display. Recent publication: Paradigmen der Kunstbetrachtung. Aktuelle Positionen der Rezeptionsästhetik und Museumspädagogik, published by Peter J. Schneemann, Bern: Peter Lang 2015.