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The Interior: Art, Space, and Performance (Early Modern to Postmodern)

Applicant Göttler Christine
Number 136181
Funding scheme Sinergia
Research institution Institut für Kunstgeschichte Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Visual arts and Art history
Start/End 01.03.2012 - 29.02.2016
Approved amount 1'632'469.00
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Discipline
Visual arts and Art history
Theatre and Cinema

Keywords (8)

interior; performance; representation; imagination; heterotopia; gender; space; anachronisms

Lay Summary (English)

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Aims of the research project

Our project investigates pre-modern, modern, and postmodern “interiors” and their complex relationships with exterior spaces. At the project’s core is an understanding of space as dynamic and alterable, generated through human agency. We are particularly interested in interiors that oscillate(d) between private and public, as well as in spaces whose boundaries were or are permeable, shifting between the interior and the exterior world. Our main aim is twofold: first, we will study and compile a corpus of concepts and interpretative frameworks for the “interior” across specific media and cultural-historical contexts; and second, we will use this material to develop new avenues of inquiry within the fields of art history, history of architecture, history of design, theater history, and cultural history.

Background

Over the last two decades notions of the “interior” have become destabilized and problematic, especially within theater, the fine arts, architecture, and critical theory, and this has fostered reformulations of traditional concepts of inside vs. outside, public vs. private, and reality vs. representation. We consider interior spaces, in terms of both actual spaces and their artistic representations, as hybrid and heterogeneous constructions that offer new methodological frameworks for historically situating aesthetic and social phenomena. Compared to most previous literature on interior spaces, which has focused either on specific time periods or on the interior as a genre of painting, the scope of our research project is much larger. Emphasizing the interactions of spaces, lifestyles, artistic practices, and forms of representation from early modern to postmodern times, our work brings new perspectives and approaches to a subject at the intersection of various disciplinary realms.

Methods and significance

Our approach is informed by both the “performative turn” and the “spatial turn” within scholarly discourses, for which the reception of and responses to Michel Foucault’s essay Des espaces autres and Henri Lefebvre’s La production de l’espace have been of major importance. A study of the multiple relationships between art, space, and performance is particularly suitable for a collaborative research project that engages historians of art, architecture, theater as well as textiles and costumes. Although the six subprojects are guided by different historical perspectives and methodologies, they all share an interest in investigating issues of hybridity, imagination, identity, gender, and participation in relation to interior spaces. Through its focus on the “interior” as both the subject of and a theoretical framework for research, this project will bring to light new historical evidence and insights, and it will also motivate new approaches within the individual investigators’ areas of research.

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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Ein unerwünschtes Bild? Zur ältesten Porträtfotografie aus Skandinavien (1840)
Tabea Schindler (2015), Ein unerwünschtes Bild? Zur ältesten Porträtfotografie aus Skandinavien (1840), in Rundbrief Fotografie, 22(4), 10-19.
Dülberg meets Wagner
Marx Peter W. (ed.) (2013), Dülberg meets Wagner, Wienand, Cologne.
Ewald Dülberg: Ein Künstler zwischen den Zeiten
Bornemann Sandra (2013), Ewald Dülberg: Ein Künstler zwischen den Zeiten, in Marx Peter W. (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 25-39.
'Mit den Augen unserer Zeit gesehen': Vom Zeitgeist als Störfaktor in den Bühnenräumen Ewald Dülbergs
Förster Sascha (2013), 'Mit den Augen unserer Zeit gesehen': Vom Zeitgeist als Störfaktor in den Bühnenräumen Ewald Dülbergs, in Marx Peter W. (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 43-53.
Ein melancholischer Blick
Marx Peter W. Förster Sascha (2012), Ein melancholischer Blick, in Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 112-121.
Heilige Szenen: Sakralisierungstendenzen im Theater des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts
Bornemann Sandra (2012), Heilige Szenen: Sakralisierungstendenzen im Theater des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, in Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 58-75.
Im Fundus des Theaters: Szene zwischen Stadt und Bühne
Förster Sascha (2012), Im Fundus des Theaters: Szene zwischen Stadt und Bühne, in Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 24-45.
Raum-Maschine Theater: Szene und Architektur
Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.) (2012), Raum-Maschine Theater: Szene und Architektur, Wienand, Cologne.
Scena Mundi: Prolegomena zu einer Anthropologie der Imagination
Marx Peter W. (2012), Scena Mundi: Prolegomena zu einer Anthropologie der Imagination, in Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 8-23.
Treppauf, treppab
Marx Peter W. (2012), Treppauf, treppab, in Peter W. Marx Petra Hesse (ed.), Wienand, Cologne, 46-57.
Sacred Landscapes. Solitude in the Chapel of Fra Mariano Fetti in San Silvestro al Quirinale
Zierholz, Steffen, Sacred Landscapes. Solitude in the Chapel of Fra Mariano Fetti in San Silvestro al Quirinale, in Spaces, Places and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe , BernBrill, Leiden, Boston.
Solitudo: Spaces, Places, and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Göttler Christine und Enenkel Karl A.E. (ed.), Solitudo: Spaces, Places, and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Brill, Leiden, Boston.
The Art of Solitude: Environments of Prayer at the Bavarian Court
Göttler Christine, The Art of Solitude: Environments of Prayer at the Bavarian Court, in Art History.
The Re-Invention of Solitude, circa 1600: Environments of Prayer at the Court of Bavaria
Göttler Christine, The Re-Invention of Solitude, circa 1600: Environments of Prayer at the Court of Bavaria, in Spaces, Places and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, BernBrill, Leiden, Boston.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Vienna, Prof. Sebastian Schütze, Professor of the History of Early Modern Art Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
The Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Lit. United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Prof. Barbara Baert, Professor of Art History Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Museum of Applied Art, Cologne Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Univ. of Copenhagen, ERC project "Solitudes: Withdrawal and Engagement in the Long 17th Century" Denmark (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Victoria & Albert Museum, London Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Mariann Steegmann Institute: Art & Gender, Bremen, research area "wohnen+/-ausstellen" Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research network "Material Culture and Consumption in Early Modern Europe" Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Zurich, Institute of Art History, Dr. Hanns Hubach Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, University of Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Abegg Foundation, Riggisberg Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss National Museum, National Museum Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
[sic!] Summer Institute Cologne Poster Fundus 01.09.2016 Köln, Germany Förster Sascha;
Nordik 2015: Mapping Uncharted Territories Talk given at a conference Bertel Thorvaldsen and Norse Mythology: The ‚Making‘ of a National Hero 13.05.2016 Reykjavik, Iceland Schindler Tabea;
Kolloquium Johannes Gutenberg University Individual talk The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain 09.01.2016 Mainz, Germany Förster Sascha;
Spaces, Places and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, organized by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Karl A. E. Enenkel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) Talk given at a conference Solitude in the Chapel of Fra Mariano del Piombo in San Silvestro al Quirinale 10.12.2015 Bern, Switzerland Zierholz Steffen;
Spaces, Places and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, organized by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Karl A. E. Enenkel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) Talk given at a conference The Re-Invention of Solitude in Late sSxteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art 09.12.2015 Bern, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Quand on arrive en ville. Espaces, transports, perceptions et raprésentations (18e-21e siècle) Entering the City. Spaces, Transports, Perceptions, and Representations from the 18th Century to the Present Talk given at a conference Entering the city from above. The Airport as a Gateway. 15.10.2015 Brüssel, Belgium Mironov Lilia;
5th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts Talk given at a conference Künstler in der Machtmaschine. Die Stellung von Wirkern am Münchner Hof 28.05.2015 Bern, Switzerland Leysieffer Jonas;
Kolloquium Prof. Peter W. Marx Individual talk Zeitgeist als methodische und theoretische Herausforderung 27.05.2015 Köln, Germany Förster Sascha;
33. Deutschen Kunsthistorikertag Talk given at a conference Der Kontext des Kontextes: Gesamtkunstwerk Thorvaldsen Museum 14.05.2015 Mainz, Germany Schindler Tabea;
Bei Hofe: Hofkünstler und Hofhandwerker in deutschsprachigen Residenzstädten des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts – Personen, Konflikte, Strukturen Talk given at a conference Wandbehänge als politisches Medium. Tapisseriewirker und Fürsten als Gestalter von Machträumen 07.05.2015 Mainz, Germany Leysieffer Jonas;
Invited lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin Individual talk Architektur im Zeichen der Globalisierung: eine kunsthistorische Perspektive 26.01.2015 Berlin, Germany Nicolai Bernd;
Ort und Ortsbezug in der Architektur: Geschichte und Theorie des kontextuellen Bauens seit der Renaissance Talk given at a conference Das Thorvaldsen Museum und der Genius loci 20.11.2014 Munich, Germany Schindler Tabea;
Hybrid Spaces: Multi-Functionalism, Performance and Representation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture Talk given at a conference Modern Airports as Performative Spaces 07.11.2014 Bern, Switzerland Mironov Lilia;
Hybrid Spaces: Multi-Functionalism, Performance and Representation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture Talk given at a conference Prolegomena about Space as Architectural Category in the Modern Age 07.11.2014 Bern, Switzerland Nicolai Bernd;
Curatorial Things Talk given at a conference Curating Spaces – Evoking Sites, Narratives and Processes 30.10.2014 Berlin, Germany Schneemann Peter J.;
Jesuit Image-Theory in Europe and the Overseas Missions (1540–1740) Talk given at a conference Self-cultivation and Interior Retreat in Jesuit and Courtly Culture: The Hermitages of Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria 08.10.2014 Münster, Germany Göttler Christine;
Jesuit Image-Theory in Europe and the Overseas Missions (1540–1740) Talk given at a conference 'to make yourself present': Space and Self in the Society of Jesus 08.10.2014 Münster, Germany Zierholz Steffen;
Wie entstehen Raumkonzeptionen? 1600 und 1900 im Vergleich Talk given at a conference Eremiten, Bilder, Automaten: Die Gebetsgrotten Herzog Wilhelms V. von Bayern 25.09.2014 Tübingen, Germany Göttler Christine;
XXXIV Colóquio do Comitê Brasileiro de História da Arte: Territórios da História da Arte Talk given at a conference Artificial Geographies in Contemporary Art 26.08.2014 Uberlândia, Brazil Schneemann Peter J.;
PALATIUM – Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 1400–1700, summer school Talk given at a conference Connecting Collections: Anna de' Medici and the Palatine and Medici courts around 1700, paper by Laura Windisch M.A. 30.06.2014 Utrecht, Netherlands Gramaccini Norberto;
Art Out of Time Talk given at a conference The Making of an Artist of All Times and Places: Bertel Thorvaldsen and His Museum in Copenhagen 26.06.2014 Oxford, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Schindler Tabea;
Art Out of Time Talk given at a conference 'Deconstructing' and 'Reconstructing' Historical Heritage within Contemporary Art Projects, paper by Dora Precup M.A. 26.06.2014 Oxford, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Schneemann Peter J.;
RaumKleider: Dressed for Architecture Talk given at a conference 'Ein Fiebertraum!' – Das Kostüm als Element der Spielraumgestaltung in Max Reinhardts Inszenierung Das Mirakel von 1911, paper by Sandra Bornemann M.A. 14.06.2014 Zurich, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Queer/Gender/Historiographie: Aktuelle Tendenzen und Projekte Talk given at a conference Von Engeln, Erinnerungen und Zukunft: Szenen queerer Imaginationen 15.05.2014 Cologne, Germany Förster Sascha;
Poetics and Pragmatics in the Portuguese World Empire Talk given at a conference discussant 03.04.2014 Berkeley, United States of America Göttler Christine;
Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Talk given at a conference Vulcan's Forge: The Sphere of Art in Early Modern Antwerp 28.03.2014 New York, United States of America Göttler Christine;
Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Talk given at a conference Antwerp's Giant Leaf Tapestries: Rooms with Views into New Landscapes 28.03.2014 New York, United States of America Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Eine Interior Case Study des neusten Airport Terminals 05.03.2014 Bern, Switzerland Mironov Lilia;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Räume des Selbst: Selbst-Bildung und Praktiken der Subjektivierung bei den Jesuiten 05.03.2014 Bern, Switzerland Zierholz Steffen;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Anna de' Medici: Die Inszenierung der letzten toskanischen Herrscherin, paper by Laura Windisch M.A. 05.03.2014 Bern, Switzerland Gramaccini Norberto;
Invited lecture at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture Individual talk How to Do Things with Textiles: Marie Antoinette at the Courts of Vienna and Versailles 25.02.2014 New York, United States of America Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Muster im Transfer Talk given at a conference Ornamentdiskurse: Der orientalische Teppich als Gegenstand der europäischen Kunstgeschichte 05.12.2013 Braunschweig, Germany Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
WechselSpiele Talk given at a conference SpielSzenen: Gaming als künstlerische Verantwortung 02.12.2013 Cologne, Germany Förster Sascha;
Reformation and Early Modern Seminars Individual talk Environments of Art and Prayer at the Bavarian Court in Munich, circa 1600: The Miraculous Lives of a 'Vesperbildt' ascribed to Quinten Massys 21.11.2013 St. Andrews, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Göttler Christine;
Der Sturm: Literatur, Musik, Graphik, Vernetzung Talk given at a conference Entfesselung und Beharrung: expressionistische Spielräume auf der Bühne 15.11.2013 Düsseldorf, Germany Marx Peter W.;
Max Reinhardt, l'art et la technique à la conquête de l'espace Talk given at a conference Max Reinhardts theatrum mundi: Vielfalt und Variation als programmatisches Konzept 28.10.2013 Paris, France Marx Peter W.;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference 'Imaginative Contracts' (Sofer) in London: Netzwerke der Imagination zwischen National Theatre London und Occupy-Camp 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany Förster Sascha;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Tapisserien und die Kultur des Politischen 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany Leysieffer Jonas;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Lichträume, Lichtgestalten: Zur Inszenierung des Heiligen im Theater der Moderne, paper by Sandra Bornemann M.A. 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany Göttler Christine;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Der Thomas-Altar vom Meister des Bartholomäusaltars, paper by Nathalie von Möllendorff M.A. 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany Göttler Christine;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Re-Set: Wahrnehmungsapparat Raum bei Christoph Schlingensiefs Installationen 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany Keppler Natalie;
Praktiken der Frühen Neuzeit Talk given at a conference Der Riese von Antwerpen: Materialität und Künstlerwissen im Antwerpen des 16. Jahrhunderts 13.09.2013 Munich, Germany Göttler Christine;
Zweiter Schweizerischer Kongress für Kunstgeschichte Talk given at a conference Architektur unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung: eine kunst- und kulturgeschichtliche Perspektive 24.08.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Nicolai Bernd;
Zweiter Schweizerischer Kongress für Kunstgeschichte Talk given at a conference Arcades, Atriums and the Quest for a Higher Meaning in a Modern Airport Terminal 24.08.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Mironov Lilia;
Re-Routing Performance Talk given at a conference Projections of History: 'Zeitgeist' and the Scenes of Imagination 24.07.2013 Barcelona, Spain Förster Sascha;
Re-Routing Performance Talk given at a conference Hamlet's Odyssey 23.07.2013 Barcelona, Spain Marx Peter W.;
Annual Conference of the National Trust Talk given at a conference Medieval Patterns for New Interiors: 19th-Century Collecting with a Purpose at 'A fine lot of old velvet'; The Re-use of Historic Textiles in Country House Interiors 18.06.2013 Waddesdon, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Arts without Borders Talk given at a conference Identity and the Airport 08.06.2013 Bern, Switzerland Mironov Lilia;
Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture Talk given at a conference The Giant of Antwerp: Durability and Materiality in Early Modern Festival Culture 25.05.2013 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Göttler Christine;
Boundaries and Bargains: Uneasy Alliances in Nineteenth-Century Art Talk given at a conference Constructions of the Feminine Interior: Household Manuals and the Creation of the Ideal Home 23.05.2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neuhauser Simone;
Das Gebet in den Konfessionen und Medien der Frühen Neuzeit Talk given at a conference Golgotha in the Constcamer: Art and Prayer at the Court of Emperor Rudolf II in Prague 23.05.2013 Hamburg, Germany Göttler Christine;
Raumausstattung der französischen Maison de plaisance Talk given at a conference Textilien im höfischen Interieur: Dekor und Funktion 04.05.2013 Gotha, Germany Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Lecture series "Interiors and Interiority", organized by the Berner Mittelalter Zentrum Individual talk Bilderwelten im Interieur: Tapisserien und Stickereien für Wand, Tisch und Bett 02.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Doctoral colloquium of the research group "Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800): Transfers und Transformationen – Wege zur Wissensgesellschaft der Moderne" Talk given at a conference Beten in Bildern: Affekt und Gebetspraxis bei den Jesuiten 26.04.2013 Tübingen, Germany Zierholz Steffen;
Spiel│Handlung Talk given at a conference Zwischen Siegeslust und Rettung: Spielregeln und Performance-Theater 20.04.2013 Cologne, Germany Förster Sascha;
Interiority in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Britain: Beyond Subjectivity Talk given at a conference Constructions of the Feminine Interior: Women as Vestals of the Domestic Interior in Victorian Painting 12.04.2013 New Brunswick, United States of America Neuhauser Simone;
Lecture series "Interiors and Interiority", organized by the Berner Mittelalter Zentrum Individual talk Die Versuchungen von Bischof Antoon Triest: Räume religiöser Imagination im 17. Jahrhundert 11.04.2013 Bern, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Invited lecture Individual talk Espaços anagramáticos: Interiores móveis na arte contemporânea 03.04.2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil Schneemann Peter J.;
Expert workshop with Prof. Georges Teyssot Individual talk The Membrane of the Third Space: How Airport Architecture Creates Identities 07.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland Mironov Lilia;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Die Verwendung von Tapisserien auf der Hochzeit von Wolfgang Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg und Magdalena von Bayern 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland Leysieffer Jonas;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Anna de’ Medici (1667-1748): Zur Darstellung von weiblicher Herrschaft in Porträts, paper by Laura Windisch M.A. 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland Gramaccini Norberto;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Heilige Szenen: Sakrale Räume im Theater der Moderne, paper by Sandra Bornemann M.A. 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Inneres Theater und affektives Gebet: Zur Konstruktion religiöser Innerlichkeit bei den Jesuiten 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland Zierholz Steffen;
Between East and West: Reproductions in Art, CIHA colloquium Talk given at a conference Contemporary Artistic Practices and the Construction of Anagrammatic Images 15.01.2013 Naruto, Japan Schneemann Peter J.;
Medien|Projekt, doctoral lecture series Individual talk Archive für 3 Euro: Programmhefte als Wissensspeicher des Theaters 14.01.2013 Cologne, Germany Förster Sascha;
The World from Above: New Studies and Approaches of the World Landscape Tradition Talk given at a conference The World Within: The Cave of Somnus and Other Dreamscapes 12.01.2013 Lille, France, and Brussels, Belgium, France Göttler Christine;
Interiors and Interiority Talk given at a conference Anagrammatic Spaces: Moving Interiors in Contemporary Art 08.12.2012 Berlin, Germany Schneemann Peter J.;
Interiors and Interiority Talk given at a conference The Alienation of Inwardness: Female Figures at a Threshold in the Paintings of Vilhelm Hammershøi, paper by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. 06.12.2012 Berlin, Germany Göttler Christine;
Dramaturgien: Texte – Spiele – Wirkungen Talk given at a conference 'facilitate ist eigentlich ein gutes Wort dafür': Drei Vorbemerkungen zu einer Dramaturgie ohne Drama (with Ann-Christine Simke M.A.) 24.11.2012 Bern, Switzerland Förster Sascha;
Comme si... Espaces et fictions: Autour de la period room Talk given at a conference L'appropriation du passé reconstitué dans l'art contemporain - modalités, paper by Dora Precup M.A. 17.11.2012 Paris, France Schneemann Peter J.;
Comme si... Espaces et fictions: Autour de la period room Talk given at a conference Whose House? Reading the Interior as Context: Anagrammatic Spaces in Contemporary Art 17.11.2012 Paris, France Schneemann Peter J.;
Im Spiegel der Dinge: Objektkultur und Interieur an den Höfen Europas Talk given at a conference 'Carpettes of sylke to ley upon table': Oriental Carpets in European Court Ceremonies 16.11.2012 Bern, Switzerland Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Image, Imagination and Cognition: Early Modern Theory and Practice Talk given at a conference 'In mentes hominum […] immittit per caecam insomnia noctem': Imagination in the Chamber of Sleep; On a Drawing by Karel van Mander 01.11.2012 Wassenaar, Netherlands Göttler Christine;
Invited lecture at the Bard Graduate Center, New York Individual talk Constructing a Global Interior: The Imagery of Collections and Collecting in Seventeenth-Century Flemish Art 17.10.2012 New York, United States of America Göttler Christine;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Isolation und Einsamkeit: ausserzeitliche Räume im Oeuvre Vilhelm Hammershøis, paper by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Theater als Werkstätten der Imagination 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland Förster Sascha;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Something to Do with a Castle: Strategies of Simulacra, paper by Dora Precup M.A. 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland Schneemann Peter J.;
Doctoral colloquium of the SNSF Sinergia project Talk given at a conference Die Räume der viktorianischen Mittelschicht: Zur Rolle von fiktiven Innenräumen in der Malerei und Literatur 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland Neuhauser Simone;
Sound und Performance Talk given at a conference Von Showtreppen und Frühlingslandschaft: Imaginative Räume des Schlagers 06.10.2012 Bayreuth, Germany Förster Sascha;
Prayer Nuts, Private Devotion and Early Modern Art Collecting Talk given at a conference Building an Oratory Within One's Soul: (Carved) Objects of Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Flemish Collections 20.09.2012 Riggisberg, Switzerland Göttler Christine;
Material Meanings Talk given at a conference Plaster as a Matter of Memory: Auguste Rodin and George Segal 09.09.2012 Canterbury, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Schindler Tabea;
Dynamisierungen religiösen Wissens in der Vormoderne Talk given at a conference Golgatha in der Kunstkammer: Künstlerwissen und religiöses Wissen im Zeitalter des Ikonoklasmus und der Reform 30.07.2012 Tübingen, Germany Göttler Christine;
Baroque Summer Course of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation Talk given at a conference Die Abwesenheit von Affekten: Briefleserinnen in der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, oder: Das Interieur als Affektträger 25.06.2012 Einsiedeln, Switzerland Schindler Tabea;
Baroque Summer Course of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation Talk given at a conference Francisco Zurbaráns 'Christus am Kreuz mit einem Maler' und die Praxis des meditativen Gebets 25.06.2012 Einsiedeln, Switzerland Zierholz Steffen;
Glanz, Spiegelung, Transparenz: Oberflächen und ihre visuellen Potenziale Talk given at a conference Sinnliche Materialitäten: Opazität und Transparenz in den monochromen Interieurbildern Vilhelm Hammershøis, paper by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. 01.06.2012 Hamburg, Germany Göttler Christine;
Lecture series "studio wohnen+/-ausstellen", University of Bremen and Mariann Steegmann Institute Individual talk Betrachtungs- oder Handlungskontext? Strategien des inszenierten Raumes in der Kunst der Gegenwart 15.05.2012 Bremen, Germany Schneemann Peter J.;
Tapezierte Interieur-Anordnungen: Narrative des Wohnsubjekts um 1800 Talk given at a conference Tradition und Nouveauté: Die Konfiguration von Interieurs an der Schwelle zum 19. Jahrhundert 04.05.2012 Bremen, Germany Borkopp-Restle Birgitt;
Krøyer and Hammershøi: Viewed from Abroad Talk given at a conference Woven from Light: Painted Symphonies by Vilhelm Hammershøi, paper by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. 22.03.2012 Copenhagen, Denmark Göttler Christine;
Ästhetik und Skepsis Talk given at a conference As Music is the Poetry of Sound, so is Painting the Poetry of Sight: Die Poesie des Alltags im Oeuvre Vilhelm Hammershøis, paper by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. 09.03.2012 Bochum, Germany Göttler Christine;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Spaces, Places and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, conference organized by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Karl A. E. Enenkel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) 09.12.2015 Bern, Switzerland
New Interiors, New Objects: French Decorative Arts in the 18th Century / Neue Räume, neue Dinge: Französisches Kunsthandwerk des 18. Jahrhunderts, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 16.02.2015 Bern, Switzerland
Display and Dispositif: Rhetoric of Showing / Display und Dispositiv: Rhetorik des Zeigens, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 16.02.2015 Bern, Switzerland
Collectives, Collaborations, Communities: Reading Social and Scientific Contexts, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 16.02.2015 Bern, Switzerland
(Image) Spaces of Representation: The Use, Role, and Meaning of Tapestries at the European Courts of the Early Modern Period, graduate seminar co-taught by Dr. Ariane Koller and Jonas Leysieffer M.A. 16.02.2015 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Dr. Katharina Küster-Heise, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart: "'Olga wohnt himmlisch': Russische Interieurs in württembergischen Schlössern", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Neuhauser M.A. 15.12.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Prof. Dr. phil. Elke Katharina Wittich, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, AMD Fashion & Design School, Berlin: "Gesetze für die inneren Raumverhältnisse", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Neuhauser M.A. 08.12.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Anselm Treichler, M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin: "Wilhelm Worringer: Abstraktion und Einfühlung als Konstituenten von Raum", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Neuhauser M.A. 01.12.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Dr. Dominique Grisard, University of Basel: "Bedroom Cultures: Das Privat- und öffentliche Leben der Intimität", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Neuhauser M.A. 24.11.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Hybrid Spaces: Multi-Functionalism, Performance and Representation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture, international symposium organized by Prof. Bernd Nicolai 07.11.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Doctoral colloquium, organized by Dr. Tabea Schindler 06.11.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Alice Detjen M.A., University of Oldenburg: "Das ausgestellte Interieur: Überlegungen zum Status des zu sehen gegebenen Künstlerhauses Frederic Leightons", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Neuhauser M.A. 06.10.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Body Works: An Introduction to the Art of Performance / Körperwerke: Einführung in die Performance-Kunst, lecture course taught by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 15.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Under Construction: A Different History of the Kunsthalle Bern / Die Arbeit am Gebäude: Eine andere Geschichte der Kunsthalle Bern, graduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann and Dr. Eva Ehninger 15.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland
The Globalization of the Religious Image in the Early Modern Period: Jesuit Visual Strategies in Europe and Overseas, 1600–1800, graduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler and Steffen Zierholz M.A. 15.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland
History of the Interior: An Outline / Geschichte des Interieurs im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Teil II, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Prof. Bernd Nicolai 15.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland
The Globalization of the Sacred Image in the Age of Reformation: Materiality, Mediality, and Practices of Seeing, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler, Dr. Raphaèle Preisinger and Steffen Zierholz M.A. 15.09.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Two-day reading workshop/retreat with doctoral participants, organized by Dr. Tabea Schindler 28.08.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely: L’art et son espace; L’ârtificiel, le naturel et l’authentique, workshop organized by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann and Dr. Roger Fayet, Festival de l’histoire de l’art 31.05.2014 Paris, France
Medium Video: Videokunst in der Schweiz; Orte, Protagonisten, Museen, Ausstellungen, Konzepte und Methoden, workshop organized by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann, Prof. Régine Bonnefoit, Prof. Kornelia Imesch Oechslin, Barbara Biedermann M.A., Melissa Rérat M.A 24.05.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland
Cultures of Things in Early Modern Antwerp, four panels organized by Prof. Christine Göttler, Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 28.03.2014 New York, United States of America
Expert workshop with Dr. Roger Fayet, Director of the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich 06.03.2014 Zurich, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Dr. Roger Fayet, Director of the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zurich: "Junk Interior: Die Abfall-Innenräume der Postmoderne" 05.03.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Doctoral colloquium, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 05.03.2014 Bern, Switzerland
The Art Museum from an Educational Institution to an Entertainment Business / Die Museen zwischen Bildungsinstitution und Eventbetrieb, lecture course taught by Prof. Bernd Nicolai 24.02.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Artistic Furniture and the Art of Furniture: Design as a Language of Utopia / Kunstmöbel und Möbelkunst: Design als Sprache der Utopie, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 24.02.2014 Bern, Switzerland
Ceremonies in the Early Modern Period, workshop co-organized by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle and Prof. Peter W. Marx 29.01.2014 Cologne, Germany
Expert workshop with Prof. Nina Möntmann, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 05.12.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Prof. Nina Möntmann, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm: "Kollektive Handlungsräume: Ein Blick auf die politischen Perspektiven neuer Gemeinschaften" 04.12.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Open seminar with Prof. Walter S. Melion, Emory University, Atlanta: "Visual Exegesis: Pieter Brueghel's grisaille 'Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery' as a case study", organized by Prof. Christine Göttler 28.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Guest lecture in context of the lecture course (Prof. Göttler/Dr. Schindler), invited speaker: Prof. Walter S. Melion, Emory University, Atlanta: "Convent and 'cubiculum cordis': The Thematic of Materiality in the Cistercian Prayerbook of Martin Boschman" 27.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Ellen J. Beer Lecture, invited speaker: Charlotte Gere, London: "Prince Albert's Invention of the Royal Family. 'The Feminisation of the Royal Residences'", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini 20.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
The Gendered Interior in Nineteenth-Century Art, international symposium organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini 20.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Open seminar with Prof. Johannes Myssok, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf: "Die Aufstellungsproblematik: Sockellösungen in der Skulptur vom 16. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert", organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 14.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Guest lecture in context of the lecture course "Cultures of Collecting and Spaces of Collections" (Prof. C. Göttler/Dr. des. T. Schindler), invited speaker: Prof. Johannes Myssok, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf: "Canovas Räume: Inszenierung und Wahrnehmung" 13.11.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Expert workshop with Prof. Tristan Weddigen, University of Zurich 24.10.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Prof. Tristan Weddigen, Institute of Art History, University of Zurich: "Textile Bildräume" 23.10.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Performing Queerness, undergraduate seminar taught by Sascha Förster M.A. 14.10.2013 Cologne, Germany
Performing the Past: Looking at the Current Wave of Re-Enactments, History Plays and Movies and TV Series, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Peter W. Marx 14.10.2013 Cologne, Germany
Metropolitan Culture around 1900: Media in the Context of Modernization / Metropolitane Kultur um 1900: Medien im Kontext der Modernisierung, lecture course taught by Prof. Peter W. Marx 14.10.2013 Cologne, Germany
Doctoral colloquium, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 27.09.2013 Cologne, Germany
Expert workshop with Dr. Kathleen Gough, University of Glasgow 26.09.2013 Cologne, Germany
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Dr. Kathleen Gough, School of Culture and Creative Art, University of Glasgow: "Medieval and Digital Culture and Performance" 26.09.2013 Cologne, Germany
Melancholia in Literature and the Visual Arts: Renaissance to Romanticism, graduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Gabriele Rippl 23.09.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Artificial Geographies / Künstliche Geografien, lecture course taught by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 23.09.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Cultures of Collecting and Spaces of Collections in the Early Modern Period: Copenhagen as Example / Sammlungskulturen und Sammlungsräume der Neuzeit: Kopenhagen als Beispiel, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler and Dr. des. T. Schindler 23.09.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Mobile Images, Mobile Spaces: Tapestries in the Early Modern Period / Mobile Bilder, mobile Räume: Tapisserien in der Frühen Neuzeit, lecture course taught by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 23.09.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Techniques of Imagination: New Perspectives in the Historiography of Art, Media Culture, and Theatre, [sic!] Summer Institute Cologne, organized by Prof. Peter W. Marx 12.07.2013 Cologne, Germany
Three-day reading workshop/retreat with doctoral participants, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 09.06.2013 Todtmoos, Germany
Maria Bindschedler guest lecture in context of the lecture series "Interiors and Interiority" (Berner Mittelalter Zentrum), invited speaker: Prof. Wietse de Boer, Miami University, Ohio: "The Education of the Senses", organized by Prof. Christine Göttler 30.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Open seminar with Prof. Wietse de Boer, Department of History, Miami University, Ohio: "The Education of the Senses: Interiority, Ethics, and Religion in Counter-Reformation Italy", organized by Prof. Christine Göttler 29.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Franziska Solte M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin: "Afraid to Fly? Flugzeuginterieurs zwischen Risiko und Vertrauen, 1919–1956", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Streibich M.A. 22.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Strategies of the Interior: Anachronisms, Discontinuities, Narratives, international symposium co-organized by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 16.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Stage#01: Game/Space/Performance, workshop co-organized by Jun. Prof. Benjamin Beil and Sascha Förster M.A. 03.05.2013 Cologne, Germany
Lab talks, invited speaker: Dr. Ilaria Hoppe, Humboldt University of Berlin: "Die Räume der Regentin: Innerlichkeit und Staatsraison bei Maria Magdalena von Österreich", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Laura Windisch M.A. 24.04.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lab talks, invited speaker: Katharina Eck M.A., Mariann Steegmann Institute: Art & Gender, Bremen: "Bildtapeten-Räume zwischen Diskursen des Wissens, Literarisierens und (Sich) Aufführens", organized by Prof. N. Gramaccini and S. Streibich M.A. 10.04.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Curating and the World: The 'Impulse' Theatre Biennial / Kuratieren und Welt: Die 'Impulse' Theaterbiennale, undergraduate seminar taught by Sascha Förster M.A. 08.04.2013 Cologne, Germany
Perspectives of an Anthropology of Imagination / Perspektiven einer Anthropologie der Imagination, lecture course taught by Prof. Peter W. Marx 08.04.2013 Cologne, Germany
Lab talks, invited speaker: Elisabeth Hoffmann M.A., Humboldt University of Berlin: "Orte des Wissens: Zur Konzeption gestalteter Architektur im musealen Innenraum des 19. Jahrhunderts", organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Simone Streibich M.A. 27.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Expert workshop with Prof. Georges Teyssot, Université de Laval, Quebec 07.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Doctoral colloquium, University of Bern, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Prof. Georges Teyssot, Université de Laval, Quebec: "'To Dwell amid the Waves': 'Sehnsucht' between Erogenic and Hysteriogenic Zones" 06.03.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Hermitages and Hermits: The Art of Solitude from Henry Suso to Sir John Soane / Eremitagen, Eremiten und Eremitinnen: Die Inszenierung der Einsamkeit von Heinrich Seuse bis zu Sir John Soane, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Christine Göttler 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
From Arts-and-Crafts to Reform Style / Von Arts-and-Crafts zum Reformstil: Die Formierung des bürgerlichen Interieurs im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert, graduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Prof. Bernd Nicolai 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Practices of the Interior / Praktiken des Innenraums: Die Grotte und das Oval Office, die Wüste und die Megalopolis, die Kaufhausbesucherin und der Asket, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Christine Göttler and Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Early Artists' Museums: Concepts and Spaces / Frühe Künstlermuseen: Konzepte und Räume, undergraduate seminar taught by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Art History of the Interior / Kleine Kunstgeschichte des Interieurs, lecture course co-taught by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini and Prof. Bernd Nicolai 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Tapestries in the English Manor House, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, with an excursion to manor houses in England (in collaboration with Helen Wyld M.A., The National Trust) 25.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
3th Bern Research Camp for Young Scholars in the Applied Arts, organized by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 14.02.2013 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "Cologne Media Lectures", invited speaker: Dr. Sigrid Merx, University of Utrecht: "The World as Stage: From Metaphor to Reality", organized by Prof. Peter W. Marx 22.01.2013 Cologne, Germany
Scena Mundi: Space and Theatre, workshop organized by Prof. Peter W. Marx, Dr. Gerald Köhler and Sascha Förster M.A. 09.01.2013 Cologne, Germany
Study trip to Cologne, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 08.01.2013 Cologne, Germany
Expert workshop with Prof. Jeffrey L. Collins, Bard Graduate Center, New York 13.12.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Phenomenology of Space, reading workshop with doctoral participants, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 12.12.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Prof. Jeffrey L. Collins, Bard Graduate Center, New York: "Interior Designs: Imagining the Museum in Eighteenth-Century Italy" 12.12.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "Cologne Media Lectures", invited speaker: Dr. Emma Smith, Oxford University: "Shakespeare and London 2012", organized by Prof. Peter W. Marx 11.12.2012 Cologne, Germany
Lecture series "Cologne Media Lectures", invited speaker: Prof. Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University Chicago: "Performance Study, à la 1854–63", organized by Prof. Peter W. Marx 20.11.2012 Cologne, Germany
Im Spiegel der Dinge: Objektkultur und Interieur an den Höfen Europas, international symposium organized by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 16.11.2012 Bern, Switzerland
How to write a proposal, workshop with doctoral participants, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 14.11.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Expert workshop with Prof. Niklaus Largier, University of California, Berkeley 11.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Lecture series "The Interior", invited speaker: Prof. Niklaus Largier, University of California, Berkeley: "Die Konstruktion des Inneren Menschen: Vom Gebet zum ästhetischen Experiment" 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Doctoral colloquium, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 10.10.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Journey to the World: A Reading of Philosophical Anthropology / Reise zur Welt: Lektüre der philosophischen Anthropologie, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Peter W. Marx 08.10.2012 Cologne, Germany
Architecture in the Age of Globalization / Architektur im Zeitalter der Globalisierung, lecture course taught by Prof. Bernd Nicolai 24.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Heroines and Saints: Imageries of the Applied Arts / Heldinnen und Heilige: Die Bilderwelten der angewandten Künste, lecture course taught by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 24.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland
A Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Table Culture in the Early Modern Period / Augenschmaus: Die Kunst der Tafelkultur in der Frühen Neuzeit, graduate seminar co-taught by Dr. Anna Jolly (Abegg Foundation, Riggisberg) and Dr. des. Ariane Koller 24.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Renaissance Tapestry Series from Pasquire Grenier to Peter Paul Rubens / Tapisserien der Renaissance: Die grossen Serien von Pasquire Grenier bis zu Peter Paul Rubens, graduate seminar taught by Dr. Hanns Hubach (University of Zurich) 24.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland
World Spaces and Interiors – Portugal and the Novus Mundus: Cultures of Things in the Age of Exploration / Welt- und Innenräume – Portugal und die Neue Welt: Dingkulturen im Zeitalter der Expansion, graduate seminar taught by Prof. Christine Göttler 24.09.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Theories of Space, reading workshop with doctoral participants, organized by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 14.05.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Ellen J. Beer Lecture, organized by Prof. Norberto Gramaccini, invited speaker: Stephen Calloway, Victoria & Albert Museum, London: "Palaces of Art: Artists, Collectors and the Creation of the Aesthetic Interior" 14.05.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Watch Out! The Contemporary Spectator / Watch Out! Der Zuschauer der Gegenwart, undergraduate seminar taught by lic. phil. Simona Travaglianti 01.03.2012 Bern, Switzerland
Historicism, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco: The Search for New Forms for the Applied Arts / Historismus, Jugendstil und Art Déco: Die Suche nach neuen Formen für die Angewandten Künste, lecture course taught by Prof. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle 01.03.2012 Bern, Switzerland
The Interior in Early Modern Painting / Das Interieur in der Malerei der Neuzeit, undergraduate seminar taught by Dr. des. Tabea Schindler 01.03.2012 Bern, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
"Zu Gast im fremden Raum", lecture in context of the exhibition "Chambres de luxe: Künstler als Hoteliers und Gäste", Kunstmuseum Thun Talk 13.11.2013 Thun, Switzerland Schneemann Peter J.;
"Poesie der Einsamkeit: die monochromen Interieurs des dänischen Malers Vilhelm Hammersøi", lecture by Anne Hemkendreis M.A. in context of the exhibition "Hammershøi und Europa" Talk 04.09.2012 Munich, Germany Göttler Christine;
"Scena Mundi: Über das 'und' in 'Medienkultur und Theater'", inaugural lecture at the University of Cologne Talk 06.06.2012 Cologne, Germany Marx Peter W.;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Raum gegen Raum: Dialoge zwischen ausgestelltem und ausstellendem Raum, concluding event of the exhibition series "Collection on Display", discussants: Judith Welter (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), artist duo Lang/Baumann, Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 03.04.2014 Zurich, Switzerland
A Party for Will! A Journey into the World of Shakespeare, exhibition at the Museum of Applied Art, Cologne, curated by Prof. Peter W. Marx 15.03.2014 Cologne, Germany
Artist's Talk in context of the exhibition "Collection on Display", invited artist: Jimmie Durham 13.03.2014 Zurich, Switzerland
Collection on Display, guided tour by Natalie Keppler M.A. in context of the cooperation between the subproject “Anagrammatic Spaces: Interiors in Contemporary Art” and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 19.01.2014 Zurich, Switzerland
"Déjà Vu: The Retrospectivity of Contemporary Art", lecture by Prof. Claire Bishop (Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Exhibition History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York) in context of the exhibition "Collection on Display" 09.01.2014 Zurich, Switzerland
"Kollektive Handlungsräume: Ein Blick auf die politischen Perspektiven neuer Gemeinschaften", lecture by Prof. Nina Möntmann (The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm) in context of the exhibition "Collection on Display" 05.12.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
"Towards minor architecture", lecture by Adam Budak (independent curator for contemporary art) in context of the exhibition "Collection on Display" 03.10.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
"Daheim: Überlegungen zu einer Topografie des intimen Seins", lecture by Dr. Andreas Cremonini (independent philosopher and author, Basel) in context of the exhibition "Collection on Display" 19.09.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Collection on Display, three-part exhibition of works from the Migros Museum collection on the topics of space and the interior in contemporary art, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, organized by Prof. Peter J. Schneemann 31.08.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Theatre and Museum in Dialogue, a talk between Prof. Frank Hänig (set designer) and Dr. Gerald Köhler (curator) in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" 27.02.2013 Cologne, Germany
"Das Heilige und das Theater", lecture by Sandra Bornemann M.A. in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" 17.02.2013 Cologne, Germany
Theatre and Museum in Dialogue, a talk between Anna Viebrock (set designer) and Prof. Peter W. Marx in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" 03.02.2013 Cologne, Germany
Theatre and Museum in Dialogue, a talk between Prof. Thomas Dreissigacker (set designer) and Prof. Peter W. Marx in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" 27.01.2013 Cologne, Germany
"All the world's a stage: Die Szene als Imaginationsraum", lecture by Prof. Peter W. Marx in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" 09.01.2013 Cologne, Germany
Raum-Maschine Theater, exhibition at the Museum of Applied Art, Cologne, curated by Prof. Peter W. Marx 15.12.2012 Cologne, Germany

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Das un-heimliche Daheim: Ein Vortrag am Migros Museum Das ideale Heim: Magazin für Architektur, Design und Wohnkultur International 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Die Raumwende in der Kunstgeschichte Der Bund German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Interieur: Kunst, Raumkonzepte und Performances, interview with Prof. Peter J. Schneemann Kunstbulletin German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Symposium 'Strategies of the Interior' artensuite German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Uni Bern untersucht Innenräume Berner Zeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Von Kunst-Räumen, interview with Prof. Christine Göttler UniPress German-speaking Switzerland 2013
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Podcasts of the events in context of the exhibition "Raum-Maschine Theater" iTunes U International 2012
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) www.interior-unibe.ch Project website International 2012

Awards

Title Year
Förderpreis Kunstwissenschaft 2015 der Alfred-Richterich-Stiftung und der Vereinigung der Kunsthistoriker und Kunsthistorikerinnen in der Schweiz (ex aequo) 2015
Visiting Scholarship, Freie Universität Berlin 2015
Visiting Scholarship, Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max Planck Institute, Florence 2015
Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship (24 months) and Return Grant (6 months), SNSF 2014
Getty Scholarship, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 2013
Professorial Fellowship, Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich 2012
Visiting Senior Fellowship, Center for Andvanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
182874 Reading Room: Re-Lektüren des Innenraums, A bis Z 01.09.2018 Publication grants
147351 Strategies of the Interior: Anachronisms, Discontinuities, Narratives 01.05.2013 Scientific Conferences
150876 The Gendered Interior in 19th Century Art 01.11.2013 Scientific Conferences
191832 Airport Aura - A Spatial History of Airport Infrastructure 01.12.2019 Open Access Books

Abstract

Conducted jointly by the Institute of Art History and the Institute of Theatre Studies at the University of Bern, this proposed Sinergia research project assembles a collection of studies on the theme of the “interior”. Over the last two decades notions of the “interior” have become destabilized and problematic, especially within theatre, the fine arts, architecture, and critical theory, and this has fostered reformulations of traditional concepts of inside vs. outside, public vs. private, and reality vs. representation. We consider interior spaces, in terms of both actual spaces and their artistic representations, as hybrid and heterogeneous constructions that offer new methodological frameworks for situating aesthetic and social phenomena in cultural history. Our approach is informed by the “performative turn” and the “spatial turn” within scholarly discourses, for which the reception of and responses to Michel Foucault’s essay Des espaces autres (given as a paper in 1967 and published posthumously in 1984) and Henri Lefebvre’s La production de l’espace (1974, translated into English in 1991) have been of particular importance. Our project has a three-year timeline and is divided into six subprojects, each of which has a different historical and geographical focus, but all of which investigate issues of hybridity, imagination, identity, perception, and participation in relation to interior spaces.Support and promotion of younger scholars play important roles in this proposed project; each of the six subprojects will include one doctoral student who will be responsible for his or her own portion of the research. Funds and resources will also be used to conduct regular workshops, offer related courses, and present public lectures in collaboration with various national and international museums, theatres, academic institutions, graduate programs, and research groups. We will also hold a final international and cross-disciplinary conference, the proceedings of which will be published to form the first comprehensive anthology on the theme of the “interior”. In addition, we will share our research with the broader scholarly community through peer-reviewed articles, online publications, image databases, monographs, and exhibitions. Compared to most previous literature on interior spaces, which has focused either on specific time periods or the interior as a genre of painting, the scope of our research project is much larger. Emphasizing the interactions of space, lifestyles, artistic practices, and forms of representation from early modern to postmodern times, it brings new perspectives and approaches to a subject at the cutting edge of disciplinary and transdisciplinary research. By combining our various strengths and backgrounds and focusing on issues of representation, construction, and performance, we will develop new theoretical models for thinking about space that will make a significant impact in various areas of research.
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