Art History

Dimensions of techne in the arts. Modes of Appearance - Orders - Narratives

Art is not only thought, but also made. Under this premise, the research group, which is funded by the German Research Foundation, is concerned with the artistic work process and the factors that make this work process possible. We understand artistic production as an interplay of practical doing, conceptual knowledge and cultural location. In this context, the Greek term techne serves us as a heuristic instrument: it encompasses not only the two areas of "art" and "technology", which are usually negotiated separately in German, but also a whole range of skills and processes that are connected with art-making: the knowledge of materials and processes that manifests itself in the artefacts and is passed on in texts or illustrations, art theory, which can be used to formulate evaluation standards for technical achievements, and the narratives that charge artistic action with meaning. The aim of our joint project is to broaden the horizon of questions about the artistic process and to recover the materiality of objects, which threatens to dissolve in digital surfaces, as a repository of actions and knowledge for art historical research.

1st speaker: Prof. Dr Magdalena Bushart

2nd speaker: Prof. Dr. Karin Leonhard

Coordination: Luisa Feiersinger

Sub-project "Printmaking as a Process

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