documenta Institute seeks Professorship Art and Economies —Faculty of Social Sciences

Job details:
Expiring Date: 30 March 2019
Date: 29 January 2019
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Teacher/Reasearch Fellow
Contract: Full Time, Tenure Related
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: Germany (Kassel)

Job Description

The German federal state of Hessen, the city of Kassel, the documenta and Fridericianum Museum gGmbh and the University of Kassel have agreed to pursue the development of a documenta Institute in Kassel, Germany. They aim at establishing an independent scholarly institution of international renown that takes the history of the documenta and its ongoing present day continuation as starting point for transdisciplinary research initiatives. Under the thematic frame of the "exhibition," understood as a means by which societies encounter and address themselves, the relationships between art and society, art and knowledge as well as between art and various economies shall be analysed and explored. The inventories of the documenta archiv will serve as an important foundation for the work of the documenta Institute. This facility should become a leading research institute and cultural meeting place for an international public as well as for citizens of the region in the periods between documenta exhibitions. To realise this concept, a call for applicants is being made for three professorships which will be established in addition to the existing documenta Professorship (see below). For all of the professorships a further membership in the Kunsthochschule Kassel and involvement in the planned interdisciplinary Centre for Exhibition Studies at the University of Kassel is expected.
Professorship "Art and Economies"—Faculty of Social Sciences
The professorship involves research and teaching on the intersections between an economy of artistic production, an economy of discursive valorisation, an economy of presentation in exhibitions, as well as an economy of pricing in the art market. In this regard, relevant scholarly publishing is just as important as contributions concerning artistic rese-arch. Particular attention is to be directed to perspectives pertaining to the social sciences or art studies/art historical studies. Prof. Dr. Heinz Bude, Department of Sociology ([email protected]) as well as Prof. Dr. Nora Sternfeld, Kunsthochschule Kassel ([email protected]) are available to answer any questions that applicants for this position may have.

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