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Kerstin Stakemeier, Susanne Witzgall: Vorwort der Herausgeberinnen
Vorwort der Herausgeberinnen
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Kerstin Stakemeier, Susanne Witzgall

Vorwort der Herausgeberinnen

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  • utopia
  • future
  • artistic practice

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Kerstin Stakemeier

studied political science and art history, in which she completed her PhD in 2010. She taught a.o. at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Free University Berlin, was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Since 2012 she is a junior professor at the cx centre of interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. Stakemeier was the initiator of the »Space for Actualisation«, Hamburg (with Nina Köller, 2007/2008) and realised exhibitions at a.o. Kunsthaus Bregenz (with Eva Birkenstock, 2010) and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (with Anja Kirschner/David Panos, 2011).

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Susanne Witzgall

has been the academic head of the BMBF-funded cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich since 2011. She studied art history, theatre studies, psychology and art pedagogy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and the University of Stuttgart, where she received her doctorate in 2001. From 286 2003 to 2011 she taught in the department of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. She has worked as a freelance curator, and was a curator at the Deutsches Museum Bonn and the Deutsches Museum München from 1995 to 2002. Susanne Witzgall curated or cocurated Art & Brain II (1997/1998), Das zweite Gesicht/The Other Face (2002), Say it isn’t so (2007), (Re)designing nature (2010/2011) and other exhibitions, and is the author and editor of numerous books and essays on contemporary art, the relationship between art and science, and subjects of current interdisciplinary debates. These include her monograph Kunst nach der Wissenschaft (Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2003) as well as the publications New Mobility Regimes in Art and Social Sciences (ed. with Gerlinde Vogl and Sven Kesselring, Ashgate, 2013), Power of Material/Politics of Materiality, Fragile Identities, The Present of the Future (all three ed. with Kerstin Stakemeier, diaphanes, 2014, 2016 and 2017 respectively) and Real Magic (2018). Since 2019 she is member of the advisory board of the Piet Zwart Institute/Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam as well as of the Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg.

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Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Die Gegenwart der Zukunft

Der gegenwärtige Blick in die Zukunft scheint vor allem von Resignation und Ängsten geprägt zu sein. Der berechtigte Vorbehalt gegenüber utopischen Zukunftsvisionen und die Krisenhaftigkeit der Gegenwart führen zu nostalgischen Rückbezügen auf scheinbar Bewährtes. Der Band untersucht unser gegenwärtiges Verhältnis zur Zukunft und fragt, welche Wege Künstler_innen und Wissenschaftler_innen heute verfolgen, um neue Handlungsspielräume für die Gestaltung alternativer Zukünfte zu eröffnen. Wie schaffen sie es jenseits modernistischer Idealvorstellungen und romantischer Projektionen in ferne Zeiten, Potentiale für einen Wandel und für eine Imagination möglicher Zukünfte zu gewinnen?

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