Sandra Neugärtner is an Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin) of Art History at Leuphana University. Her research focuses on the social, political and institutional contexts of modern and contemporary art, whereby she is particularly interested in transcultural networks, artistic collaboration and modernity conceptions. Among her areas of focus is the search for conflicts, origins, and myths around the production of knowledge in art practice, in terms of artists' agency in addressing social problems, institutional critique, and pedagogical revision. She is also concerned with the seriality, reproduction and circulation of art in the context of technicised (technocratic) industrial society, e.g. related to textiles and the theory of the technical image in art. Following her first book on Moholy-Nagy's photogram as a pedagogical medium, published in 2021, she is currently working on her second book on Lena Meyer-Bergner's concept of a socially transformative modernity as part of her DFG / Habilitation project.

Sandra Neugärtner studied design, economics, art history, and cultural studies in Dessau, Berlin, Munich, and Zurich. In the academic year 2017/18, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. She is an associate member of CRC 1512 "Intervening Arts" as well as a member of the Deutscher Verband für Kunstgeschichte e.V. and the Association for Art History.




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