Date(s) - 16/06/2015
18:00 - 20:00
IKB - Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Raum 0.12 
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Ittai Weinryb (Bard Graduate Centre, NYC)
Fellow Forum für Transregionale Studien, Art Histories and Aesthetic 
Bronze and Conversion
Ittai Weinryb is Assistant Professor at Bard Graduate Centre, New York and currently fellow at the Forum für Transregionale Studien, Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Berlin. His research focuses on Medieval European Artistic and Material Culture, Anthropology and Folklore in Relation to Image Making and Geographies of the Art. Recent publications include the essays „Living Matter: Materiality, Maker and Ornament in the Middle Ages (Gesta 52:2, 2013) and a forthcoming book The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages: Sculpture, Material, Making, (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 2015). While in Berlin Dr. Weinryb began working on a second book entitled Art and Experience in the Age of the Astrolabe. A third project deals with votive offerings from Antiquity to Modernity (ex votos) and will result in an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center galleries.
Art University Tehran, Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien
Iranian Art in the 1960s: An Alternative Modernism
*Combiz Moussavi-Aghdam* is researcher at the Education Committee, Association of Iranian Painters and lecturer at the Art University in Tehran. He received his PhD in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester in 2009 with a thesis titled ‘Entropy: Between Artistic Form and Formlessness; With Special Reference to Contemporary Iranian Art’, exploring how the concept of entropy could be applied to modern and contemporary art, particularly in the Iranian context. As KHI Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices Combiz Moussavi-Aghdam continues to work on the modern narratives of art history and aesthetics in Iran and how they have been adopted, reinterpreted and transformed in new contexts. His articles on these topics have been published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and the Arab Studies Journal.