ContactZone discusses essential concepts of art-historical research condensed into succinct keywords. Leading lights from art and academia on a national and international level have contributed various texts and images to this book. The result is a loose collection of materials that serves as a springboard for contemporary thought processes and can be regarded as a blueprint for future action. Themes, form, and content interact in meaningful ways, creating a forum that allows crosscutting perspectives on objects, places, and people to emerge.
Published to mark the 60th birthday of Barbara Welzel, the book aims to set itself apart from classical Festschrifts by exploring the eminent art historian’s wide range of teaching and research activities at TU Dortmund University. A firm commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and opening up spaces for exchange and discourse are the pillars of her work.