I sucessfully passed the Defense of Thesis at HfG Offenbach with summa cum laude. The project „Utopien der Gegenwartskunst. Geschichte, Gegenwart, Kritik“ was a research into notions of utopia in contemporary practices after the end of communism at the end of the 20th century. It was supervised by Prof. Dr. Juliane Rebentisch, Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck and Prof. Rotraut Pape. Still some work to be done until the book will be published.
My article „Umstrittene Utopien. Ökonomie und Ästhetik einer problematischen Grenze“ is online. It is part of the conference papers „Kongress-Akten Band 4: Das ist Ästhetik“, published on occasion of the X. Congress of the German Society for Aesthetics (DGÄ) at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, 14.-17.02.2018.
Finally: I handed in my phd thesis. The project was a research into notions of utopia in contemporary art practices since 1989. The thesis was part of my studies in the interdisciplinary phd program at Offenbach University of Art and Design. It is situated in the field of art and media studies and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Juliane Rebentisch, Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck and Prof. Rotraut Pape.
Rootless Rocks and Drifting Stones is available at Walther Koenig Frankfurt am Main(DE), WIELS Brussels (BE) and at selected bookstores, among others: Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam and online.
Artikel über Ambivalenzen der Utopie in der Gegenwartskunst in der aktuellen Ausgabe von kunsttexte.de, E-Journal für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, zum Thema RE/VISIONEN DER UTOPIE, Redaktion: Angela Krawani, Samantha Schramm, Christiane Heibach.
The mindmap visualises contemporary practices and connects them with different theories on utopian thinking. It structures the theoretical approaches along two main strands: avant-garde and modernist aesthetics, whereas it retraces their revival and critique in modernological, participartory and interventionist approaches in contemporary art.