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Romana Hagyo: Über das Wohnen im Bilde sein

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Fine Arts
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Online via Zoom

Lecture as part of the lecture series of the Institute of Fine Arts. Moderation: Ashley Hans Scheirl

In the lecture, the research project Über das Wohnen im Bilde sein will be presented. In the context of the debate on the potentials and limits of artistic gender research, the study by Romana Hagyo and Silke Maier-Gamauf undertakes the experiment of connecting the approaches of art theory and visual art beyond mutual illustration or interpretation and critically examining the potential of this connection. Conceptions of the public and the private and their interconnection with gender-specific attributions in selected representations of dwelling in contemporary visual art are questioned. Approaches of visual culture get used to examine the relationship between spatial arrangements, gaze and gender relations in the selected art projects of Maja Bajević, Dorit Margreiter, Hiwa K, Julia Scheer and others and in the artists' own work.

Romana Hagyo is Visiting Professor for Gender and Space at the Institute of Visual Arts. In her artistic research and in her teaching, she combines approaches of image- and spatial theory in visual culture from a gender-specific perspective. One focus is on researching the potential of artistic works to intervene in the gender structuring of social spaces and to question or rework spatial orders. In this regard, she has been working in joint authorship with Silke Maier-Gamauf in her artistic projects since 2014. They cooperate in a national and international contexts with galleries, museums, institutions, festivals and offspaces. Romana Hagyo was a researcher at the Cooperation Focus Science and Art (Paris Lodron University Salzburg and University of Salzburg), a lecturer at the Institute for Art History at the University of Art Linz and a Post DocTrack Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She completed her PhD in Science and Art (Art History) at the Mozarteum University as a member of the research training group The Arts and their Publics as well as a Masters degree in Media Culture and Art Theories and a Diploma in Painting.