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Judith Siegmund

Judith Siegmund

area: Visual Arts, Theory

Key Facts




Visual Arts, Theory



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time period

October 2015 - October 2015

Judith Siegmund works as a philosopher and as a conceptual and video artist. She studied fine art at the art academies in Dresden and Stuttgart, as well as philosophy at the Free University Berlin and the University of Potsdam, where she completed her doctorate in 2007.  In addition to her practical experience, J.S. has taught at different art academies and is now teaching as a junior professor at Universität der Künste (University of Fine Arts) Berlin.

Die Evidenz der Kunst. Künstlerisches Handeln als ästhetische Kommunika¬tion (The Evidence of Art. Artistic Action as Aesthetic Communication) Bielefeld 2007.
Kunst und Handlung (zus. mit Daniel Feige), Bielefeld 2015.
Wie verändert sich Kunst, wenn man sie als Forschung versteht?  Bielefeld 2016.

Research Emphases
Classical and recent aesthetic theories and their contributions to the development of contemporary art theory and to creative solutions (Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Arendt, Rancière)
Concepts and themes related to production aesthetics in the development of theory: “materiality,” “alterity” and “meaning”; knowledge, evidence and artistic research
The future of art in a “labor society”: Defining the relationship between art and work; theory of work and artistic activity; autonomy and the loss of autonomy in art
Social science theories on work, “creativity,” economization and precarious employment relationships (Marx, Weber and newer theories)
Work and gender: Feminist perspectives in the theory of artistic and non-artistic activity
Art and politics: Models for intervention and participation



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