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:

Vol. 15: Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research
Vol. 14: Aesthetic Politics in Fashion
Vol. 13: Performing the Sentence Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts
Vol. 12: Transcultural Modernisms
Vol. 11: Das Erziehungsbild. Zur visuellen Kultur des Pädagogischen Wien
Vol. 10: Immediacy and Non-Simultaneity - Utopia of Sound
Vol. 9: Film Avantgarde Biopolitik
Vol. 8: TechnoNaturen, Design & Styles
Vol. 7: Liquid Homelands. The sonic productions of Second Generation [South] Asian Women
Vol. 6: Re-Politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology
Vol. 5: Erica Tietze-Conrat. Die Frau in der Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1906 - 1958
Vol. 4: Hans Tietze. Lebendige Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1910 - 1954
Vol. 3: Carl Einstein. A Defense of the Real
Vol. 2: Franz Cizek und die Wiener Jugendkunst
Vol. 1: The Artist as Public Intellectual

Vol 15
Renate Lorenz (ed.)
Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research

Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2015
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Authors: Elizabeth Freeman, Renate Lorenz, Nana Adusei-Poku, Ana Hoffner, Sharon Hayes, Mara Lee Gerdén, Jamika Ajalon, Yva Jung, Suzana Milevska, Andrea Ray, Ingrid Cogne, Mathias Danbold, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh

In her divergent and interdisciplinary book Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research Lorenz illuminates the topic of chronopolitics through contributions from art theorists, artists, and artistic researchers. With a foreword by Elizabeth Freeman, whose work has delved extensively on such notions as temporality and body politics, Lorenz invites the reader to explore postcolonial and queer debates through artistic practices that foreground time.In the introduction, Lorenz locates her interest in the numerous intersections between deferral, opacity, and respect talking about "chrononormativity", "respectability", "straight time", and the right not to be clearly seen/read as a defense against aggression. She analyses Kenneth Anger's film "Puce Moment", and later Oliver Husain's "Purfled Promises" in order to discuss further on É. Glissant's concept of opacity encompassing at once otherness - or a sense of a-synchronicity with the norm - in terms of race and queerness.

Vol. 14
Elke Gaugele (ed.)

Aesthetic Politics in Fashion
Berlin: Sternberg Press 2014
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Authors: Endora Comer-Arldt, Ilka Becker, Tanja Bradaric, Martina Fineder, Eva Flicker, Elke Gaugele, Birgit Haehnel, Alicia Kühl, Michael R. Müller, Sabina Muriale, Taro Ohmae, Barbara Schrödl, Ruby Sircar, Birke Sturm, Monica Titton

Aesthetic Politics in Fashion outlines critical studies in the present cross-sections of fashion, art, politics, and global capitalism. Critically examining contemporary collaborations of artists, media, and fashion labels, this groundbreaking anthology locates fashion within ecological and ethical discourses, postcolonial styles, and critical reflections on whiteness. Contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars debate fashion as a cultural phenomenon at the intersection of artistic, creative, economic, and everyday practices.

Aesthetic economies, the production of space, and alternative aesthetic politics are explored from interdisciplinary angles: art history, cultural science, sociology, design, and fashion studies. Aesthetic Politics in Fashion advances theorizing of fashion as an aesthetic metapolitics.

Vol. 13
Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein (eds.)

Performing the Sentence Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts
Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2014
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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."

Vol. 12
Model House Research Group (eds.)

Transcultural Modernisms
Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2013
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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, Vikramāditya Prakāsh, 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.

Vol. 11
Tom Holert and Marion von Osten (eds.)

Das Erziehungsbild. Zur visuellen Kultur des Pädagogischen
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2010
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Erziehungsbild  

Authors: Madeleine Bernstorff, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Harun Farocki, Jesko Fezer, Henry Armand Giroux, Brian Goldfarb, Tom Holert, Serhat Karakayali, Christian Kravagna, Paul O'Neill, Katja Reichard, Ricardo Valentin, Marion von Osten, Cecilia Wendt, Axel J. Wieder, Mick Wilson, Barbara Wurm

Erziehung und Bildung sind Themen und Motive der visuellen Kultur. Umgekehrt kommen visuelle Vermittlungsformen auf dem Feld des Pädagogischen zum Einsatz. In historischen und aktuellen Fallstudien untersucht Das Erziehungsbild. Zur visuellen Kultur des Pädagogischen, wie Bilder und Bildmedien in die Prozesse des Lehrens und Lernens integriert werden, während die Institutionen der Erziehung wirkmächtige Bilder von sich selbst produzieren.

Vol. 10
Diedrich Diederichsen and Constanze Ruhm (eds.)

Immediacy and Non-Simultaneity - Utopia of Sound

Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2010
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Authors: Nora M. Alter, Michel Chion, Christoph Cox, Diedrich Diederichsen, Caryl Flinn, Barbara Flückiger, Tom Holert, Brandon LaBelle, Christian Petzold, Constanze Ruhm, Christian Scheib, Holger Schulze, Axel Stockburger, Terre Thaemlitz, Hildegard Westerkamp

In the last two decades there has been a significant boom in the cultural sensibility towards sounds and noise - a kind of sonic boom that can, following the second meaning of this term, be seen as a breakthrough of the sonic itself. In the wake of this phenomenon, the relationship between Fine Arts and sound as a material of production on the one hand, and the field of Sound Art which emerged since the 60s on the other hand was recalibrated. Questions surrounding issues of spatiality in the Fine Arts that gained in importance with the surge of intermedia installations were increasingly posed on the basis of experimental sound. Pop music has recognised its specific relation to the materiality of sound as its primary source and positioned it at the core of self-reflective projects. Through the ubiquity of individual and ever-present sonic markers such as mobile phone jingles and sound installations in public space, everyday life has become the scene of a continuous sonic semiosis.

Vol. 9
Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler and Stephan Geene (eds.)

Film Avantgarde Biopolitik
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2009
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Authors: Rainer Bellenbaum, Wolfgang Bock, Gregg Bordowitz, Sabeth Buchmann, Peter Bürger, Eric de Bruyn, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Katja Diefenbach, Helmut Draxler, Thomas Elsaesser, Stephan Geene, Eva Geulen, Stephan Gregory, Marina Grzinic, Tom Holert, Nitzan Lebovic, Bert Rebhandl, Drehli Robnik, André Rottmann, Hito Steyerl, Tanja Widmann

Der Reader dokumentiert die Ergebnisse eines Forschungsprojekts an der Jan-van-Eyck-Akademie und dreier Symposien zum Thema "Biopolitik", die sich mit dem Topos der Biopolitik im Kontext des Mediums Film auseinandersetzten, "Film" verstanden als Medium, das für die historischen Avantgarden der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts und in ihren Revivals der sechziger bis neunziger Jahre eine Schlüsselfunktion übernehmen sollte.

Die Fragestellung des Readers setzt bei den Widersprüchen und Aporien von "Biopolitik" an und verfolgt den von Michel Foucault postulierten "Imperativ der Lebensoptimierung" in den sozialrevolutionären, transgressiven Praktiken der ästhetischen und politischen Avantgarden des 20. Jahrhunderts. Bei aller methodischen Diversität der Beiträge ist es der Anspruch dieser Publikation, das umrissene lebenswissenschaftliche Feld philosophisch, kunst- / filmwissenschaftlich und diskurstheoretisch umfassend zu bearbeiten.

Vol. 8
Elke Gaugele / Petra Eisele: TechnoNaturen, Design & Styles (eds.)

TechnoNaturen, Design & Styles
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008
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TechnoNaturen  

Authors: Annette Baldauf, Monika Codurey, Rebecca Coleman, Petra Eisele, Astrid Fingerlos, Elke Gaugele, Annette Geiger, Lola Güldenberg, Jens Hauser, Inge Hinterwaldner, Sebastian Hundertmark, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Christina Lammer, Andreas Mühlenberend, Georg Russegger und Antonia Wunderlich

Das Design des 21. Jahrhunderts erfasst die Funktionen des "Lebens" als Technologie. Immer deutlicher manifestiert sich ein neues organisches Design, in dem Grenzverläufe zwischen Natur und Technik, Lebendigem und Künstlichem verschwinden. TechnoNaturen untersucht die Rolle des Ästhetischen in diesem Prozess. Die gestalterischen sowie design- und kulturtheoretischen Beiträge reflektieren, in welchen biopolitischen Konstellationen sich heute die Kategorien Natur, Leben, Design, Kunst und Technik neu verbinden.

Technologien erzeugen neue Biomaterialitäten und setzen bei den Nanostrukturen des Körpers und der Dinge an. Life-Sciences und digitale Technologien gestalten Leben von innen heraus. "New Media Objects" verschränken Analoges und Digitales. Welche Reflexionen finden sich dazu im Mode-, Produkt-, Body- und Environment-Design, welche in zeitgenössischen künstlerischen Statements? Besonderes Interesse gilt den subjektiven Aneignungen dieser Technologien und alltagskulturellen Umdeutungen in neuen Styles.

Vol. 7
Ruby Jana Sircar (author)

Liquid Homelands. The sonic productions of Second Generation [South] Asian Women
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008
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sircar  

This essay is an attempt to conceive a necessary step to be made by an emacipated "second generation" diaspora on its way to independence, no longer bound to the post-colonial and therefore not locality defined. The "second generation" was able to create its own self-definition, rooted within media and independent content, and thus emancipated itself from geographical and racist or sexist definitions; it is now no longer possible to keep on relating to theoretical roots within presenting a contemorary perspective or outlook.

Post-colonialism is like a religious bind that can lo longer hold against long-needed reforms. By trying to analyse and document the phenomenon of a "second generation" that places itself and its cultural productions and language within the liquid form of media, it is possible to break this bind built on geographical heritage and ethnic parameters.

Vol. 6
Marina Grzinic (author)

Re-Politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008
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Grizinic  

While so-called new capitalist global exhibition projects that either include selected Third and Second World artists and their artworks or are organized just for them are developing, so is a subtle system of inclusion and exclusion. These projects demonstrate some important new directions that can be seen not only as conceptual shifts but also as technological ones. Key here is the technique of transfer that provides the means of reproduction. The center (the capitalist First World) establishes hegemonic interpretations of the other worlds. We can detect a dialectical process between the technology of writing and the politics of plublishing. Theory and the industry of theoretical writings are precise pyramidal constructions which are carefully safe-guarded. Who can publish where and at what time and, moreover, who is positioned to provide the first line of interpretation, are extremely important dicisions within the capitalist system. Huge symposia, seminars and panels are organized to support world exhibitions and global cultural projects, circulating the same theoretical personalities and public opinion makers who continually reproduce the capitalist system in theoretical terms. It is perfectly clear that in the field of global contemporary art and culture, we are not dealing with gestures of just exchange and production. We are instead dealing with the delineation of political lines within a certain (public) space, with a codification of this space and a naming of its political subjects. The question is whether, in addition to this process of codification, we also have spaces of resistance?

Vol. 5
Almut Krapf-Weiler (ed.)

Erica Tietze-Conrat. Die Frau in der Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1906 - 1958
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2007
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Tietze2  

Erica Tietze-Conrat (1883-1958) war die erste Kunsthistorikerin, die an der Wiener Universität promovierte. Die vorliegende Auswahl aus ihrem umfangreichen Werk soll diese heute weitgehend vergessene Wissenschaftlerin neu vorstellen: mit ihren umfassenden Interessen und ihren Kenntnissen der Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Renaissance und des Barock ebenso wie der Kunst ihrer Zeit, mit ihrem ausdrücklichen Einsatz für zeitgenössische Künstlerinnen, in ihren hellsichtigen, präzisen Analysen, in denen sie geistesgeschichtliche und kulturwissenschaftliche Konzepte souverän umsetzte. Erica Tietze-Conrat arbeitete als Privatgelehrte und wirkte in der wissenschaftlichen Öffentlichkeit allein durch ihre Schriften; erst sehr spät, im amerikanischen Exil, aus dem sie nicht zurückkehrte, hielt sie Vorlesungen an der Columbia University.

Vol. 4
Almut Krapf-Weiler (ed.)

Hans Tietze. Lebendige Kunstwissenschaft, Texte 1910 - 1954
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2007
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Tietze1  

Hans Tietze (1880-1954), der über sein Verhältnis zu Oskar Kokoschka schrieb, dass er diesem "das Beste und Tiefste an Erkenntnis aller Kunst" verdanke, war ein außergewöhnlicher Kunsthistoriker und Museumsfachmann und ein für die Kunst und Architektur seiner Zeit nachdrücklich engagierter Kritiker und Publizist. Der vorliegende Band bietet eine Auswahl aus seinen Schriften, in denen Hans Tietze,  immer wieder neu ansetzend, sein grandioses, Epoche machendes Projekt entwickelte: die theoretische Vermittlung stilkritischer, geistesgeschichtlicher und ikonographischer Ansätze, in seiner intensiven Auseinandersetzung mit der Kunst des Barock ebenso wie mit der Kunst seiner Zeit (Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, den deutschen Expressionisten, der Kunst der Fotografie). Zugleich verfolgte er viele Jahre lang die Grundlegung und praktische Umsetzung einer Reorganisation der österreichischen Museen, ihrer Sammlungs- und Ausstellungskonzepte.

Vol. 3
David Quigley (author)

Carl Einstein. A Defense of the Real
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2007
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Quigley  

Einstein is emerging ever more clearly as one of the most representative and complex figures in the commitments of European artists and intellectuals between the First World War, revolution, avant-garde art, the Spanish Civil War and National Socialism. With his books "Negro Sculpture" (1915) and "African Sculpture" (1921) he opened up the view of the "reality" and "intensity" of this art. He co-edited various journals (incl. Die Pleite), collaborated with G. Grosz and J. Heartfield, wrote a very successful "Art of the 20th Century" and a first monograph on Georges Braque. In Paris he published, with G. Bataille, "Documents" (1929). In an intellectual biography in which an epoch is portrayed, the American philosopher David Quigley maps out the Einstein's various stages and positions in the territory of the political, philosophical and aesthetic arguments for a "new" art and a "new" society.

Vol. 2
Rolf Laven (author)

Franz Cizek und die Wiener Jugendkunst
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2006
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Laven  

Franz Cižek (1865-1946) gilt als herausragender Reformator der Kunstpädagogik. Seine Wiener Jugendkunstklassen, die er 1897, in großer Nähe zu den Wiener Secessionisten, gründete, wurden das Zentrum einer international nachhaltig wirksamen Reformbewegung. Die Würdigung und Ermutigung der kindlichen Kreativität, die sich in einem fördernden, von Enthusiasmus getragenen Mileu entfalten konnte, erschütterte die autoritären Regulierungskonzepte des öffentlichen Unterrichts. Cižeks praktische künstlerische Arbeit mit den Kindern und seine sehr erfolgreichen Ausstellungen in Großbritannien und den USA wurden bis in die Gegenwart wahrgenommen und weitergetragen, von Maria Montessori und der englischen Child Art-Bewegung ebenso wie, bis heute, von Reformbewegungen in Kanada und den USA.
Rolf Laven, der als Künstler und Kunstvermittler in Wien arbeitet, geht der Wirkungsgeschichte Cižeks auch in Interviews mit Zeitzeugen und ehemaligen Schülern nach und dokumentiert die Bedeutung seiner Lehre und seiner Schule, u.a. für Erika Giovanna Klien, Johannes Itten, Rudi Gernreich, Hans Hollein und Mark Rothko.

Vol. 1
Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen (ed.)

The Artist as Public Intellectual. A documentation of the symposium of the same name
Vienna, Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008
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the artist  

Authors: Sabeth Buchmann,  Rosalyn Deutsche, Manthia Diawara, Andrea Geyer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christian Höller, Silvia Kolbowski, Barbara Kruger, Chantal Mouffe

In reading all the theoretical contributions to this book, an essentially common idea of the social can be observed which is of fundamental importance for a new definition of artistic production: a process-related order of institutionalized actions, including the linguistic actions to which individuals are exposed. For here, in the repetition of such institutionalized acts, is where subjects first emerge at all. Objects, whether they be objects of everyday use or whole architectures, are like moulds which provide for the institutionalization of actions. The artist emerges as a social figure, as the product of a society and the agent of political interests. From this point of view, the status of objects, the status of the "work" is not the expression of a circumscribed meaning, but the instrument of forming a subject. The opposition of theory and practice becomes obsolete. Subject and object are meaning written into actions.