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Franziska Koch

Academic Staff

Franziska Koch

Position

  • Assistant Professor to the Cluster's chair of "Global Art History" (Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja)

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 105
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
koch@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0) 6221 54 4307

About Franziska Koch

Ph.D.-thesis (submitted March 2012, defended with "summa cum laude" in October 2012 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg):

"Bilder Chinas in der Ausstellung.
Zeitgenössische chinesische Kunst und ihre westliche Rezeption im Spannungsfeld der Globalisierung"

"China(’s) images on display.
Contemporary Chinese art and its Western reception in the age of globalization"

Read Synopsis in English here (PDF, 65KB)
Read Synopsis in German here (PDF, 44KB)

HRA-related project:
GECCA mapped mapping a sample of the exhibition data base GECCA (Group Exhibitions of Contemporary Chinese Art after 1979) in Google Earth

Link to the artist’s website: www.franziskakoch.com

Memberships/Institutional Affiliations beyond the Cluster

- Member of the Advisory Board of the peer-reviewed "Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art" (Intellect Publishers)

- Member of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaelogy

- Annual Member of the College Art Association in 2008/9 and 2012/13

- Member of the researchers network "Junges deutschsprachiges Forum Ostasiatische Kunstgeschichte" ("Forum of German Junior Researchers in the field of East Asian Art History"), for recent activities see here

- Member of the DFG-Forschernetzwerk "Medien der kollektiven Intelligenz" (DFG Research Group "Media of collective intelligence"), chaired by Jun. Prof. Dr. Isabel Otto (University of Konstanz)

Projects

Curriculum vitae

November 2015: International Conference "Present's disjunctive unity. Constructing and deconstructing histories of cultural and aesthetic practices" as kick-off event of the "Research Network for Critical Transcultural Perspectives on Artistic and Visual Practices", conceived and organized together with Dr. Birgit Hopfener (East Asian Art History) and Dr. Kerstin Schankweiler (African Art History) of Freie Universität Berlin and in co-operation with the House of World Cultures Berlin represented by Dr. Annette Baghwati and Dr. Kirsten Einfeldt, 26-28 November, House of World Cultures Berlin.

July 2015: Summer School "Walking the line - Art of border zones in times of crisis", conceived and organized together with Dr. des. Cathrine Bulbatzky and Isabel Ching, the Chair of Global Art History (Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja), the Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology (Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius) and the Cluster's Project "Arts and the Transcultural", 26-31 July, Heidelberg University.

May 2015: Co-organizer of the "4. Forum für Ostasiatische Kunstgeschichte", 29-30 March, Zurich University, Switzerland.

March 2015: "(In)direct speech. 'Chineseness' in contemporary art discourse and practice. Art market, curatorial practices and creative processes" conceived and organized together with Dr. Rui Oliveira Lopes (University of Lisbon), 16-19 March, Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Lisbon, Portugal

[June 2013 - August 2014: Parental Leave]

May 2013: Symposium "Re-thinking artistic knowledge production: distributed creativity – global media cultures" conceived with Dr. Samantha Schramm (University of Konstanz), chaired by the DFG-Forschernetzwerk "Medien der kollektiven Intelligenz" ("Media of collective intelligence", headed by Jun. Prof. Dr. Isabell Otto, University of Konstanz) and hosted by the Cluster Professorship Global Art History (Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja).

October 2012: Defense of Ph.D.-thesis "Bilder Chinas in der Ausstellung. Zeitgenössische chinesische Kunst und ihre westliche Rezeption im Spannungsfeld der Globalisierung" (summa cum laude) at the Philipps-Universität Marburg a. d. Lahn (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hubert Locher; second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja).

Since July 2009: Assistant Professor of Global Art History (chair: Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja) in the Cluster of Excellence „Asia and Europe in a Global Context“, Heidelberg University.

October 2006 – July 2009: Scholarship of the Graduate Research Group "Image-Body-Medium. An Anthropological Perspective" (funded by the German Science Foundation, DFG) at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (director: Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss).

Since February 2006: Ph.D. project in art history at the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart, since October 2008 sustained at the Philipps-University Marburg, continuously supervised by Prof. Dr. Hubert Locher.

April 2005: Graduation of the minor German Language and Literature Studies at the Stuttgart University (Staatsexamen).

Winter term 2003: Studies of Fine Art and Chinese language at the Shandong Normal University in Jinan, PRC, in the Department of National Painting (Guohua), scholarship of the Baden-Württemberg Stipendium.

2003-2004: Studies of Multi-Media Art at Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Staatexamen graduation of this minor, class of Prof. Mike Hentz).

2001- 2002: Studies in the Department of Oriental Painting at Seoul National University in South-Korea, scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

1997 – 2003: Studies in Fine Arts and Arts Education at the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Staatsexamen graduation of the majors Painting and Graphics, supervised by Prof. Cordula Güdemann, and Art History), scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

Selected publications

Books/Edited volumes

Die "chinesische Avantgarde" und das Dispositiv der Ausstellung. Konstruktionen chinesischer Gegenwartskunst im Spannungsfeld der Globalisierung, Bielefeld: transcript, forth-coming spring 2016. 

Negotiating Difference. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context, (ed. with Birgit Hopfener, Juliane Noth and Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch), Weimar: VDG, July 2012. Link to the publishers' website here.

Multi-Centred Modernisms. Reconfiguring Asian Art of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centures, (ed. with Monica Juneja), Theme Issue, E-journal transculturalstudies.org, 2010-11.

Interviews

"Koreanische Kunst im globalen Kontext", in: KUNST (online edition), interviewed by Julika Nehb, http://kunst-magazin.de/koreanische-kunst-im-globalen-kontext/, published May 24, 2013.

Articles

 

Introduction to the Themed Section "Re-thinking Artistic Knowledge Production: Global Media Cultures – Distributed Creativity", transculturalstudies.org, no. 2 (2015), forth-coming Dec. 2015.

"Der 'Hängende Garten' von Seoul oder wie schreibt man zeitgenössisch(e) Kunstgeschichte in Süd-Korea?", in: Juliane Noth et. al., (title of the edited volume to be announced shortly), Weimar: VDG, forthcoming end of 2015.

"Koreas Kunst revisited: ein Wiedersehen mit der Gwangju Biennale nach 10 Jahren", in: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (ed.), Wege nach Korea. DAAD-Alumni erinnern sich. Ein Lesebuch, Bonn: DAAD, 2014, pp. 166-185.

"Strategies of Mediation. Considering photographs of artworks created by the ‘Stars’ in 1979/80 and their changing historiographical status", https://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/koch1.pdf, in: Journal of Art Historiography, Theme Issue "Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art: Historiographic Reflections", Number 10, June 2014.

"Revisiting the first official bi-national panorama exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in Europe: 'Living in time' (Berlin 2001) and 'Alors, la Chine?' (Paris 2003)", in: Rui Oliveira Lopes et al. (eds.), Face to Face – The transcendence of the arts in china and beyond, Lisbon: Centro de lnvestigaҫão e Estudos em Belas-Artes (CI EBA), 2013, pp. 374-409. 

"Von China Avantgarde bis Living in Time. Gruppenausstellungen zeitgenössischer chinesischer Kunst in Deutschland seit 1993", in: Ingo Herklotz, Hubert Locher and Angelika Fricke (eds.), Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 2012, Weimar: VDG, 2013, pp. 257-313.

"(Dis-)Playing Mahjong. Uli Sigg and the Power of Private Collectors in the Global Canonization of Chinese Contemporary Art", in: Negotiating Difference. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context, (ed. with Birgit Hopfener, Juliane Noth and Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch), Weimar: VDG, July 2012, pp. 299-316. 

"Introduction. Negotiating Difference. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context" (co-authored with Birgit Hopfener), in: Negotiating Difference. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context, (ed. with Birgit Hopfener, Juliane Noth and Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch), Weimar: VDG, July 2012), pp. 11-31.

"'China' on Display for European Audiences? The Making of an Early Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art: China Avantgarde (Berlin/1993)", transculturalstudies.org, no. 2 (2011). 

"Wessen Aus-Stellung? 'Mahjong' und die Dis-Position des europäischen Sammlers von chinesischer Gegenwartskunst", in: Martin Schulz and Beat Wyss (eds.), Techniken des Bildes, München: Fink Verlag, 2010, pp. 81-100.
"Dead (and dying) bodies as 'material' in contemporary Chinese art – Approaches to a glocal phenomenon", in: Linda Báez-Rubí et al. (eds.), The intineraries of the image: practices, uses and functions (Los itinerarios de la imagen. Prácticas, usos y funciones), México: Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, 2010, pp. 243-262.
Briefe aus der chinesischen Gegenwart. Eine offene Korrespondenz zweier Studenten zwischen China und Deutschland, Schriftenreihe der Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart 2005.

Reviews

Review of "Installationskunst in China. Transkulturelle Reflexionsräume einer Genealogie des Performativen/Installation art in China. Transcultural spaces reflecting a genealogy of the performative, Series: Image, Vol. 45, Birgit Hopfener (2013), in Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (ed. by Paul Gladston), Vol. 1, Issue 1, Intellect Publishers, London, March 2014, pp. 115-119.

Review of "Installationart in China" by Birgit Hopfener, in www.dissertationreviews.org, dissertationreviews.org/archives/7964, April 2014.


Recent Talks

“Noh Suntag: Tracing lines of the Korean partition”, Summer School "Walking the line. Art of border zones in times of crisis", 27 July, 2015, Heidelberg University.

"'Hanging Garden' (2009) - (De)constructing art history for the museum of contemporary art", International Conference Transcultural Trajectories of Art History: Legacies of Modernity and Global Entanglements, conceived by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja and Prof. Dr. Birgit Mersmann, 9 December, 2014, Heidelberg University.

"Framing the global contemporary – (De-)constructing an art historical story in Jung Yeondoo’s 'Hanging Garden' (2009)", Round Table: Transcultural Framings in Art History: Material, Display, Translation chaired by Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede and Dr. Anna Grasskamp, 1st Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology, September 25, 2014, Palack University, Olomouc.

"Ready to make things that resonate transculturally: Nam June Paik’s ‘objets sonores’ in 1962/63", Panel Cultural Negotiations of the Readymade, chaired by Dr. Birgit Hopfener and Orianna Cacchione, Annual Conference of the College Art Association, 13-16 February 2013, New York.

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