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Institute of Art History

Prof. Dr. Bärbel Küster

Curriculum Vitae

Studied art history, philosophy and educational theory in Kiel, Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt/M.; 2000 Doctorate; 2001-2009 Research Associate at the Institute of Art History, Stuttgart University; 2007-9 Habilitation scholarship at the German Forum for Art History, Paris; 2009 Visiting professor at the Chair for Contemporary Art History, Aesthetics and Art Theory, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart; 2010-2011 Visiting professor, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; 2012-14 Fellow at the Wrangell Excellence Programme Baden-Württemberg; 2015 Habilitation at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/M.; October 2014-July 2017 Visiting professor for Modern Art History, Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies, Technical University, Berlin.

Since August 2017 Chair for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Institute of Art History at Zurich University.

Research Focus

  • Theory and history of museums, collection and exhibition history
  • Transcultural art history
  • Art of the modern era, Primitivism, the reception of extra-European art
  • Copy and original
  • Art in the public sphere
  • Photography and current art in African countries

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Prof. Dr. Bärbel Küster

Contact

University of Zurich

Institute of Art History

Rämistrasse 73

CH-8006 Zürich

Room 307

Tel.: +41 44 634 37 21 (dir.)

Tel.: +41 44 634 28 31 (office)

Email: baerbel.kuester@khist.uzh.ch

OFFICE HOURS

Thursday, 18th January, 09:30-12:30

Thursday, 15th February, 16:00-17:00

Wednesday, 28th February, 14:00-15:00

and by appointment

Registration: per Doodle

 

Joint Ventures. Der künstlerische Zugriff auf Kunstsammlungen und Ausstellungsgeschichte

Eds. Bärbel Küster, Stefanie Stallschus and Iris Wien, 21: Inquiries Into Art, History, and the Visual. Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und Visuellen Kultur, vol. 3, no. 1, 2022

21-inquiries.eu

Camera Dialogues (Bärbel Küster, Barbara Preisig and Uriel Orlow)

in: Trading Zones. Camera Work in Artistic and Ethnographic Research, eds. Barbara Preisig, Laura von Nierhäusern and Jürgen Krusche, Berlin 2022, pp.130-138  

Gestundete Zeit. 100 Jahre Hans Josephsohn

Eds. Claudia Keller and Bärbel Küster, Zurich 2020

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