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Prof. Dr. Burcu Dogramaci

Academic Year 2011/12

Burcu Dogramaci – Portrait (Foto: Simone Scardovelli)Burcu Dogramaci has been Professor for Art History at the LMU Munich since April 2009. She completed her studies in art history and German literature at the University of Hamburg, where she gained her Ph.D. in 2000 and her habilitation in 2007. Her most important publications include the monographs Kulturtransfer und nationale Identität. Deutschsprachige Architekten, Stadtplaner und Bildhauer in der Türkei nach 1927 ("Culture Transfer and National Identity. German-speaking Architects, City Planners and Sculptors in Turkey after 1927", Berlin: Gebr. Mann 2008) and Wechselbeziehungen. Mode, Malerei und Fotografie im 19. Jahrhundert ("Interdependencies. Fashion, Painting and Photography in the 19th Century", Marburg: Jonas 2011).

In the 2011/12 academic year at the CAS, she will undertake a systematic investigation of exile, migration and culture transfers from an art history perspective in cooperation with three young researchers. The central question will concern the consequences of artists leaving their homeland and heading to a new country. The intention is to develop in this manner an instrument for the understanding of artistic transferral processes spanning time and national boundaries, and to enable the systematic investigation of culture transfer, inter-cultural transmission processes, artistic exile and migration.

Three young researchers will participate in the programme. As part of her doctoral research, Marta Koscielniak is investigating the work of female Polish artists in Munich around 1900. Zuzana Bilova's dissertation is based around the question of how the unofficial exchange between West German and Czech artists and art historians during the Cold War influenced their respective positions. The doctoral thesis of Hanni Geiger focuses on the Cyprian fashion designer and concept artist Hussein Chalayan, currently living in London, who cites his existence between worlds, his inhabitance of border regions between cultures - and also between various art forms - as inspiration for his work.

Visiting Fellows

  • Prof. Dr. Erol Yıldız, Ph.D.
    (Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung, Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfur, Austria)
  • Dr. Konstanze Domhardt
    (Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Dr. Sabine Eckmann
    (Director and Chief Curator of the Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • Prof. Christian Kravagna
    (Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Austria)