0189 Editorial

  • Alexandra Karentzos (Author)
    TU Darmstadt

    Alexandra Karentzos, Dr. phil., is Professor of Art History, Fashion and Aesthetics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. She was previously Junior Professor of Art History at the University of Trier and Assistant Curator at the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art (both in Berlin). Her research interests cover the art of the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on gender and post-colonial issues (irony and postcolonialism, orientalism, gender studies and system theory, construction of body and gender, art and tourism). She was fellow at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA (Research group No Laughing Matter. Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity), guest researcher at the Institute of Art History at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Brazil, and fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald/Germany. She is member of the scientific network “Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents” funded by the German Research Society (DFG), and Co-founder and member of the board of the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies (CePoG) Trier, and Co-founder and editor of the new magazine for contemporary art and popular culture Querformat. Selected publications: Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studies, Wiesbaden 2012 (co-edited with Julia Reuter); Topologien des Reisens. Tourismus – Imagination – Migration / Topologies of Travel. Tourism – Imagination – Migration, online-publication Trier University 2010 (co-editors Alma-Elisa Kittner, Julia Reuter); Fremde Männer – Other Men, issue of the journal kritische berichte, 4/2007 (co-edited with Sabine Kampmann); Der Orient, die Fremde. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst und Literatur, Bielefeld 2006 (co-edited with Regina Göckede); Kunstgöttinnen. Mythische Weiblichkeit zwischen Historismus und Secessionen, Marburg 2005.

  • Miriam Oesterreich (Author)
    TU Darmstadt

    Miriam Oesterreich, PhD, works as a research assistant with Prof. Alexandra Karentzos in the department of Fashion and Aesthetics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (since 2013). Her current habilitation project focuses on the global entanglements of modernist Mexican Indigenism. She studied Art History, Spanish Literature and Ancient American Cultures in Heidelberg, Havanna (Cuba), Valencia (Spain) and at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2015, she defended her PhD on historical advertising pictures dealing with ‘exotic’ bodies (supervised by Prof. Werner Busch and Prof. Karin Gludovatz, Freie Universität Berlin) which will be published as a book in the series Berliner Schriften zur Kunst, Wilhelm Fink-Verlag. As she specialized on Latin American topics, she completed her studies with a Master thesis on the Mexican painter and muralist Raúl Anguiano and his treatment of indigenous subjects in the 1950s. She was research assistant in Transcultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg (2008-2011) and worked in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (Ludwigshafen a. Rh.) where she initialized and curated several exhibitions. In 2016, she was a fellow at the Transregional Academy "Modernisms – Concepts, Contexts, and Circulation" in Sao Paulo/Brasil, in 2017 at the Transregional Academy "Mobility – Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors" in Buenos Aires. Her current research project on the entanglements of Mexican avant-gardes was honored with the TU Darmstadt department prize for specifically innovative research. Selected publications: Bilder konsumieren. Inszenierungen ‚exotischer‘ Körper in früher Bildreklame, 1880-1914. Wilhelm-Fink-Verlag 2018 (forthcoming); (together with Kristian Handberg) Other Archives, Alter-Canons and Alter-Gardes: Formations and Re-formations of Art-Historical Canons in Contemporary Exhibitions. The Case of Latin American and Eastern European Art. In: Journal of Art Historiography special issue 2018 (forthcoming); Migrations of the ‘Exotic’ in Early Advertising Pictures. Travelling between High and Low, Here and There, Idea and Thing. In: Migrations in Visual Culture. Belgrade: Pontes Academici 2017 (in print); Körper-Ästhetiken. Allegorische Verkörperungen als ästhetisches Prinzip. Ed. with Cornelia Logemann/Julia Rüthemann. Bielefeld 2013; Rajkamal Kahlon. Doppelbilder/Double Vision. Ed. by Miriam Oesterreich. Exh.cat. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen. Bielefeld/Berlin 2012; Das atmende Dazwischen. In: Punkt.Systeme. Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel. Exh.cat. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen. Heidelberg 2012, pp. 79-85; Der Beatus von El Burgo de Osma. Die Apokalypse – Eine Enthüllungsgeschichte? Einige Fragen zu Körperkonzepten in den Miniaturen von 1086. In: Visionen vom Weltende. Apokalypse-Faksimiles aus der Sammlung Detlef M. Noack. Ed. by Caroline Zöhl. Exh.cat. Berlin 2010, pp. 45-49; Indigenistische Aspekte im Werk Raúl Anguianos – Die Reise nach Bonampak. In: Differenz und Herrschaft in den Amerikas. Repräsentationen des Anderen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Ed. by Anne Ebert et al. Berlin 2009, pp. 283-294.

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This special issue compiles papers presented at the 2015 “Gottfried Lindauer – Painting New Zealand” conference organized by the Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Nationalgalerie Berlin. Both the issue and the conference itself constitute an extension of the acclaimed exhibition “Gottfried Lindauer – The Māori Portraits”, shown between 20 November 2014 and 12 April 2015 in the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin, and present an array of scholarly and theoretical perspectives. The essays reflect in microcosm current larger research and archival work and are thus able to place the work of the artist, hitherto discussed mostly in an ethnographic context, into an already globalized framework shaped by transcultural contacts.