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.
With articles by:
Busso von Alvensleben, Egbert Ballhorn, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Horst Bredekamp, Henriette Brink-Kloke, Nils Büttner, Klaus-Peter Busse, Tillmann Damrau, Laura Di Betta, Felix Dobbert, Martin Eberle, Birgit Franke, Ursula Gather, Niklas Gliesmann, Alexander Gurdon, Bettina van Haaren, Henrike Haug, Kilian Heck, Stephan Hoppe, Sarah Hübscher, Joseph Imorde, Martin Kaltwasser, Thomas Ketelsen, Franz Kirchweger, Judith Klein, Gudrun König, Jan Kolata, Ariane Koller, Michael Korey, Joachim Kreische, Christopher Kreutchen, Michael Küstermann, Hiram Kümper, Heiko Laß, Alexander Markschies, Ira Mazzoni, Léontine Meijer-van Mesch, Esther Meier, Barbara Mertins, Ulrike Mietzner, Stefan Mühlhofer, Matthias Müller, Pia Müller-Tamm, Christian Neuhäuser, Kerttu Palginõmm, Marita Pfeiffer, Christin Ruppio, Bénédicte Savoy, Barbara Schellewald, Barbara Schock-Werner, Martina Sitt, Ulrike Sommer, Wolfgang Sonne, Michael Stegemann, Susanne Staude, Iris Wenderholm, Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen, Kurt Wettengl, Andreas Zeising, Tatiana Zimenkova