Editors Contemporary Art

Dr. phil. Lutz Hengst

Lutz Hengst studied European ethnology, art history, and historical geography. He graduated with a Master's degree from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in 2006, writing his thesis on contemporary retro trends and retro design. From 2007 to 2009, he held a scholarship from the Bund-/Länder-Exzellenzinitiative at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, granted to him for his dissertation project on investigative art after 1960. At the GCSC, he was spokesman of the research area Visual Culture and founding director of an initiative on museum and exhibition culture as well as lecturer in the history of images and the environment. Since January 2010, Hengst has been working as research associate for the chair of history of art and design at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. His publications and international talks include subjects such as trace theory, periphery and clothing in contemporary art. He has been an editor for kunsttexte.de since the fall of 2008.

Rolle rückwärts. Wie Retrotrends populärkulturelles Erbe in die Gegenwart übertragen helfen. in: Kuckuck. Notizen zur Alltagskultur, vol. 1/2006, p. 32-35. Lemma 'Spur' in: Nünning, Ansgar, ed.: Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie. Ansätze - Personen - Grundbegriffe. Stuttgart/Weimar, vierte, aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage 2008, p. 673f. Kunst-Peripherie mitten im Zentrum?, in: kunsttexte.de/Gegenwart, no. 2, 2009. Hüllen des verlorenen Selbst - Zu Kleidung als Vergänglichkeitssymbol in der Kunst nach 1960 (forthcoming).


Kristina Hoge

Kristina Hoge studied art history and history at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, graduating in 2000 with her doctoral thesis on Selbstbildnisse im Angesicht der Bedrohung durch den Nationalsozialismus (Portraits in the Face of the Threat of National Socialism). During her studies, Hoge worked with several cultural institutions and collections as well as in public relations at the Historisches Museum der Pfalz. Since April 2007, she has been artistic director at Galerie p13, a Heidelberg gallery specializing in contemporary art. She is a member of the Bundesverband deutscher Galerien and of the Galerienverband Baden-Württemberg.

Selected publications:
Selbstbildnisse im Angesicht der Bedrohung durch den Nationalsozialismus, Diss. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Philosophische Fakultät 2004 (urn:mbn:de:bzz:16-opus-52028); Bernhard Hoetger und Eugen Hoffmann - Beispiele plastischer Selbstgestaltung, in: Kritische Wege zur Moderne, ed. Z. Pataki/ K. Fitzke, Stuttgart 2006, p. 68 – 86; Katja Hess - Figurationen, exh. cat., Heidelberg 2007; Adriaan Rees + Alexander Ginter, catalogue on the exhibition reizend, abc-Verlag Heidelberg 2007; Eva Clemens - schön, Sie kennenzulernen, exh. cat., abc-Verlag Heidelberg 2007; Natalia Berschin - Stadtgeschichten, exh. cat., Heidelberg 2008; Kim Young-Hee - living sculptures and paper worlds, exh. cat. Galerie p13, Heidelberg 2008.

Christiane Kant

Christiane Kant studies art history, cultural studies and psychology in Berlin.

Nadine Söll

Nadine Söll studies art history, journalism and communication sciences, and religious studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
She has explored aspects of cultural contact (the relation of art and society), of the delimitation of the visual arts (questions regarding the concept of 'image')  and of art's potential as a form of communication. In addition to her course work, she has contributed on a regular basis to several projects of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin as an art educator. On contract with the Berlin Museum of European Cultures, Söll co-curated exhibition projects on cultural contact. She did so jointly with holders of grants from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung studying at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. Söll holds a grant from the research training group "Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs" at Hochschule für Musik und Theater and Universität Rostock. Her dissertation focusses on strategies of audio-visual staging and reception esthetics at the intersection of music subculture / art / film. Main areas of interest: images of the other/the foreign, cultural transfer, modeling of emotion with images, thoughts on visuality/delimitation of concepts of image.