Three new reviews of Paik’s Virtual Archive just published!

I am thrilled about the publication of three new reviews of my recent monograph, Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change and Materiality in Media Art (University of California Press, 2017) in the Kunstchronik (by Anna Schäffler, January 2020, in German), Visual Studies (by Daniel Kayes, November 2019, in English) and in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (by Jonathan Kemp, October 2019, in English). At an earlier stage, […]

Landscape #1 has been published

A year ago, I accepted the invitation to work on an edited book Landscape, which is the first in the new series that offers a discursive contestation with the topic of artistic engagement with landscape. The book entails several contributions by established scholars of Land art and Environmental art, along with quotations of canonical writings on landscape and examples of artistic interventions. […]

The Explicit Material, our new anthology, has just arrived in hardcover!

The anthology of essays, titled The Explicit Material: On the Intersection of Curatorial and Conservation Cultures, has just arrived in hardcover, solidly and beautifully done! Many thanks to Brill Publishers! I wish to thank the series editor, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, my amazing co-editors Francesca Bewer and Katharina Ammann, Brill editors and our brilliant authors and contributors to the volume, in alphabetical order: […]

Lecture at Bern University of the Arts – Performance: Afterlife, Materiality, Interpretation

Last Wednesday, 17 October 2018, I presented a lecture titled Performance: Afterlife, Materiality, Interpretation at Bern University of the Arts. The biligual event was a part of a research seminar series Forschungsmittwoch | Materiality in Art and Culture and was followed by an artist talk and conversation with Johannes Hedinger (Com&Com). Performance: Nachleben, Materialität, Interpretation Der Vortrag beschäftig sich mit der Charakteristik der Performance als […]

Paik’s Virtual Archive reviewed in Art Bulletin

My new book Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art has been brilliantly reviewed by Dr Gregory Zinman of the Georgia Institute of Technology in this month’s issue of Art Bulletin (Vol. 100, Nr. 2).  Next to Zinman’s review of my book, the “Screens and Projections” section of the journal features reviews by Kevin Hatch on Erika Balsom and Kate Mondloch on Meredith Hoy’s new book. What […]

The Harvard’s Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art

The Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA) takes place for the second time at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA (June 18–29, 2018). Headed by Francesca Bewer, research curator for conservation and technical study programs at the Harvard Art Museums, SITSA will unite expert faculty to engage a group of 15 students in close looking, art making, and the scientific […]

Transmissions and Transitions at Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen

I am pleased to be presenting in the seminar Transmissions and Transitions – (Post)media, Museums and Cultural Memory at the Statens Museum for Kunst: National Gallery of Denmark with Sean Cubitt, Dieter Daniels, Sarah Kenderdine, and Anna Ramos. How can collection, exhibition and distribution practices adapt to and reflect new technological and social realities? Throughout the 20th and 21st century, the position of the […]

On the Materiality of Media Art and Bronzes at Utrecht University

Francesca Bewer and I have been invited to deliver a master class for MA and PhD candidates at Utrecht University which will be followed by a public colloquium. This event will offer a unique opportunity to find out whether the materiality of bronzes has something in common with the unfolding matter of media art. What is the matter, material, and what the materiality in […]