Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

The volumes in the series comprise collected contributions on subjects that are the focus of discourse in terms of art theory, cultural studies, art history, and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and form the quintessence of international study and discussion taking place in the respective fields. Each volume is published in the form of an anthology edited by staff members of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Authors of high international repute are invited to write contributions dealing with the respective areas of emphasis. Research activities such as international conferences, lecture series, institute-specific research focuses, or research projects serve as the points of departure for the individual volumes.

The publication series is edited by the Rectorate of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Already published:

Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein (eds.). Performing the Sentence Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts. Publication Series oft he Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
vol. 13. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014. Buying source

Authors: Philip Auslander, Sabeth Buchmann, Margarit von Büren, Barbara Clausen, Carola Dertnig, Andrea Fraser, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Simone Forti, Sabina Holzer, Amelia Jones, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Marie-Luise Lange, Suzana Milevska, Lilo Nein, Susanne Neuburger, Yvonne Rainer, Constanze Ruhm, Dietmar Schwärzler, Stefanie Seibold, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Mechtild Widrich, Martha Wilson


Performing the Sentence brings into dialogue the ways that "performative thinking" has developed in different national and institutional contexts, within different disciplines in the arts, and the conditions under which it has devel- oped in experimental art schools. The anthology collects 21 essays and conver- sations that weave in and out of the two key areas of research and teaching within performative fine art. They bring to light the conventions involved in the production, presentation, reception and historicization of performance art, as well as the specific cultural and political implications. The various contributions also show how these conventions are produced through or within each artwork, independent from their specific contexts, offering ways of thinking beyond their usual frames of reference. At the same time they recognize the substantial work carried out by artists, critics, and theorists who have built the meanings, references, and implications since the beginning of the "performative turn."

Model House Research Group (ed.). Transcultural Modernisms.
Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
vol. 12. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2013. Buying source

Authors: Fahim Amir, Zvi Efrat, Eva Egermann, Nádia Farage, Gabu Heindl, Moira Hille, Rob Imrie, Monica Juneja, Christian Kravagna, Christina Linortner, Duanfang Lu, Marion von Osten, Anoma Pieris, Vikramáditya Prakásh, Susan Schweik, Felicity D. Scott, Chunlan Zhao


Transcultural Modernisms is based on the findings of an interdisciplinary research project with focus on modernist architectural projects realized in the era of decolonization. It maps out the network of encounters, transnational influences, and local appropriations of an architectural modernity manifested in various ways in housing projects in India, Israel, Morocco, and China that served as exemplary standard models, not only for Western societies. The emphasis in Transcultural Modernisms is on the exchanges and interrelations among international and local actors and concepts, a perspective in which "modernity" is not passively received, but is a concept in circulation, moving in several different directions at once, subject to constant renegotiation and reinterpretation. Modernism is not presented as a universalist and/or European project, but as marked by cultural transfers and their global localization and translation.

Tom Holert and Marion von Osten (Eds.): Das Erziehungsbild. Zur visuellen Kultur des Pädagogischen
vol. 11, 2011


Diedrich Diederichsen, Constanze Ruhm (Eds.): Immediacy and Non-Simultaneity - Utopia of Sound
vol. 10, 2010


Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler, Stephan Geene (Eds.): Film Avantgarde Biopolitik
vol. 9, 2009

Elke Gaugele, Petra Eisele (Eds.): TechnoNaturen, Design & Styles
vol. 8, 2008


Ruby Jana Sircar (Ed.): Liquid Homelands. The Sonic Productions of Second Generation [South] Asian Women
vol. 7, 2008


Marina Grzinic: Re-Politicizing Art. Theory, Representation and New Media Technology
vol. 6, 2008


Almut Krapf: Erica Tietze-Conrat: Die Frau in der Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1906-1958
vol. 5, 2007


Almut Krapf: Hans Tietze. Lebendige Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1910-1954
vol. 4, 2007


David Quigley: Carl Einstein. A Defense of the Real
vol. 3, 2006


Rolf Laven: Franz Čižek und die Wiener Jugendkunst
vol. 2, 2006


Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen (ed.): The Artist as Public Intellectual
A documentation of the symposium of the same name
With contributions by Sabeth Buchmann, Rosalyn Deutsche, Manthia Diawara, Andrea Geyer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christian Höller, Silvia Kolbowski, Barbara Kruger, Chantal Mouffe
vol. 1, 2008