Current Research. Research Seminar at the ZI with Hannah Baader and the Fellows of „Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices“



von 11:30 bis 14:00




Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Studienzentrum zur Moderne, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, 80333 München

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Research Seminar: Images at Work: On Efficacy and Historical Interpretation

Discussants: Ahmed Hussein Abdelrahman Adam, Rakhee Balaram, Federico Buccellati, Annalisa Butticci, Peyvand Firouzeh, Gül Kale,  Subhashini Kaligotla, Banu Karaca und Dipti Khera  ("Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices", Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (MPI)/Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin)


Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is a Berlin based research and fellowship program which questions and transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries in a transcultural, global horizon. By creating a space of dialogue for scholars from all continents, it discusses the potential and contours of a plural history of art.


The program invites annually up to ten scholars (postdoc) from Islamic, Asian, African, Australian, European art histories and those of the Americas and is also addressing neighboring disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology and other fields dealing with the history of visual cultures. Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices analyses the connectivity of larger historical spaces and investigates artistic phenomena in a comparative approach, experimenting with new methodologies and forms of collaborative research. The concept of "aesthetic practices", introduced by the program, is an invitation to study artifacts with their biographies as well as processes of transfer and transformation in a transcultural, postcolonial and global perspective. This includes the dynamics of the production and perception of things, images and architectures from the time of their creation to their subsequent apprehensions up to the present, also including their display, storage, oppression, reworking or destruction.


The Research Seminar discusses published or completed manuscripts. The text will be send for weeks ahead to the participants and then discussed together with the authors.


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Dr. Hannah Baade, Florenz

Dr. Hannah Baade is Permanent Senior Research Scholar at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut. Since Sept. 2009 she is Co-director of the Research program "Art, Space, Mobility in Early Ages of Globalization. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and The Indian Subcontinent 400-1650", co-financed by the Getty Foundation, together with Gerhard Wolf and Avinoam Shalem. She is also Co-director of the Research and Fellowship program "Connceting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranenan and Asia", KHI Florence together with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. From 2007-2012 she was heading the Minerva Research Group "Kunst und die Kultivierung der Natur/Art and the Cultivation of Nature". She worked in Rome at the Bibliotheca Hertziana and holds a PhD from the Freie University Berlin (2002) on Renaissance Portraiture and Friendship. She is involved in running the Max-Planck Partner Group, headed by Kavita Singh: "The Temple and the Museum". Her current research project is on Maritime Dimsions of Premodern Global Exchange Processes, the Arts and the Iconology of the Sea.