Category Archives: art history

LEE MILLER LECTURE AT BUCHENWALD

As part of the international MWW-Summer School 2021 ‘Collection Spaces – Räume des Sammelns’, I will be presenting the lecture ‘‘Das Goethehaus ist ziemlich mitgenommen‘ – Lee Millers Blick auf Buchenwald und Weimar’ at the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation … Continue reading

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NEO RAUCH WITH A HINT OF BACON

My review of Neo Rauch’s exhibition Handlauf, which I saw at Galerie EIGEN+ART in Leipzig last year, has just been published by the open access art journal kunsttexte.de (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). My text discusses the painter’s attempts to avoid plain … Continue reading

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“TAKE IT VERY MUCH FURTHER…” ON JSTOR

My essay “‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’ – How Francis Bacon (1909–1992) appropriated the photographs of John Deakin (1912–1972)”, which I published in the British Art Journal in winter 2018/2019, is now available on Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/stable/48584557

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LEE MILLER REVIEW

My first publication ever in German, “Das Unglaubliche Glauben”, is a review of the Lee Miller exhibition Lee Miller: To believe it! I saw in Erfurt last year. You can read it in Foto Marburg’s current Rundbrief Fotografie.

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ON THE TRAIL OF FRANCIS BACON

Many years of blood, sweat and tears came to an end when I submitted my PhD thesis and passed my viva at the University of Cologne this summer. On the Trail of Francis Bacon – Painting from Photography explores the … Continue reading

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BRITISH ART JOURNAL

In 2016 I did a research project with The John Deakin Archive on the artistic exchange between John Deakin and Francis Bacon. ‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’, an essay on how Bacon appropriated Deakin’s photographs, has … Continue reading

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CONNOISSEURSHIP CONFERENCE

‘In other words, less emphasis is put on the knowledge of art and familiarity with it’s research material.’ I am looking forward to speaking at the conference ‘Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research’ taking place in Helsinki in November and organised by … Continue reading

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INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION

We just launched new material on the ‘Influence & Inspiration’ behind Francis Bacon’s art on francis-bacon.com. I had the great pleasure of planning and authoring the section with entries on Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Sergei Eisenstein, Lucian Freud, John … Continue reading

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EDWARD BURTYNSKY

As of late the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is embracing augmented reality in his work – with mixed results. I reviewed his Master of Photography display at Photo London 2018 for SuperMassiveBlackHole. You can read the text here

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ALL TOO HUMAN

Tate invited me to take part in a talk and panel discussion on the concept of ‘Gaze’ in relationship to their current exhibition All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, 28 February – 27 August 2018. … Continue reading

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