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Anna-Maria Kanta

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Profile

  • BA in Law National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece (2008)
  • MA in Contemporary Art Theory Goldsmiths College (2011)
  • MA in Museum Studies University of Athens (2012)
  • PhD in History of Art from UCL (2019)

 

Anna-Maria was a Juliane and Franz Roh Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

Research

Communication Fever”: West German Art during the Cold War reexamines crucial transformations within the visual arts of the period through the lens of communication. The project makes the case that a focus on West Germany and its unique geopolitical position enables a diversified account of the ways in which communication was elevated during the Cold War to a politically charged trope, propelling and pulling artistic production in differing directions. Spanning from the early 1950s to the late 1980s, and embracing a heterogeneous breadth of artistic trends and practices – from Art Informel to post-conceptual art – it promises to reveal a shared cross-generational preoccupation with the communicative potentials and procedures of art and will offer new insight into the work of prominent and lesser-known West German artists, amongst them Karl Götz, the group SPUR, Gernot Bubenik, Bazon Brock, Marcel Odenbach and Anna Oppermann.

 

 

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Contact details

Dr Anna-Maria Kanta
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
History of Art