Aesthetics, Art, and Architecture in the Caucasus (Georgia Project)
While most debates regarding intercultural dynamics between Christianity, Islam and Judaism are concerned with the Mediterranean, this project is concentrating on the art and architecture of South Caucasus, an under these premises hardly studied region comprising Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Georgian and Armenian heritage in Eastern Turkey.
Between Materiality, Transportability and Narration (Jerusalem Project)
Sacred Landscapes, in particular deserts and mountains are liminal spaces and also places of aesthetic production or response. Their dimensions are material, narrative and iconic, and they are connected to monumental sacred sites. The long-term Jerusalem project is concerned with all these aspects and analyses the ways in which they are intertwined.
The Art of Containment
The Art of Containment is a recently started long-term collaborative research and exhibition project. It is concerned with all kinds of vessels and containers, their materiality, shape and decoration, their functions and agency, their biographies and itineraries. The project is the next step in the research focus on concepts and theories, relations and constellations of image and object (Ding/Bild).
Convivencia. Iberian to Global Dynamics (500–1750)
Using the term CONVIVENCIA with a question mark, the project investigates the cooperative and conflictual interactions of different cultural and religious communities in the Iberian "world" from the sixth to the eighteenth centuries, also including comparative studies in other areas.
CENOBIUM - Ein Projekt zur multimedialen Darstellung romanischer Kreuzgangkapitelle im Mittelmeerraum
CENOBIUM verfolgt das Ziel, einen Beitrag zur Analyse der komplexen Dynamiken künstlerischen Austausches im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert zu leisten und bedient sich dabei hochauflösender Digitalfotografie, Video, 3D-Scanning und einer interaktiven Weboberfläche.
Ecology and Aesthetics. Environmental Approaches in Art History (e/ae)
Ecological and aesthetic theories are intertwined in multiple ways. The project opens a dialogue with archeology, anthropology and history of science concerned with the "anthropocene", rethinking the nature/culture divide in a transcultural perspective, including notions of heritage and sustainability, creation and consumption.
Transregional Art Histories. Actors, Spaces, Ecologies from the 13th Century to the Present
Die Research Group widmet sich der Geschichte der Kunst und der ästhetischen Praktiken aus transregionaler und ökologischer Perspektive. Mit einem Schwerpunkt auf der Materialität werden Kunstwerke oder ästhetische Praktiken im Verhältnis zu Orten, Räumen und Umgebungen untersucht.