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Klaus Speidel

Klaus Speidel
Klaus Speidel Adjunct Faculty Art critic and curator

Adjunct Faculty

Art critic and curator

Holding a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Sorbonne on visual narrative, he wrote for the Centre Pompidou, the Schirn Kunsthalle, and many other European museums and galleries. He also publishes academic papers on themes relating to image theory and narratology.

Work Experience
Klaus curated numerous exhibitions in France and Austria, among them „Fragile Creation“ ( with Johanna Schwanberg) at Dom Museum in Vienna, “Narrating Narrativity“ at Krinzinger Projekte in 2020 Vienna, and „Drawing after Digital“ in 2015 at XPO gallery in Paris. Klaus teaches art history at Vienna University, transmedia art theory at the University for Applied Arts, and the art of art writing at summeracademy.at. He regularly publishes art criticism in Spike, Art Newspaper France, and other online and offline publications. His latest project is How Pictures Work with artist Vincent Broquaire.

Choice of recent publications and curations
“‘Telling in Time’ Extended: How Single Pictures Convey Stories, Evoking Suspense, Curiosity, Surprise and Relief”, Poetics Today, Vol. 41, December 2020
“Stable Images of a Fragile Creation: From Images of Nature to Nature as Image”, Fragile Schöpfung / Fragile Creation, Johanna Schwangberg (Ed.), Dom Museum Wien, 2020
“Lolita and the lovebite. How stories get into space. With a call for trace-based narratives in art”, lightness and matter: Transmediale Kunst | Transmedia Art, Brigitte Kowanz/Peter Kozek (Ed.), Edition Angewandte/De Gruyter, Vienna/Hamburg, 2018
“How Wounds Work », Zeig mir deine Wunde / Show me your Wound, Johanna Schwangberg (Ed.), Dom Museum Wien, 2018

Sparkling Past, with Benjamin Hugard, RVB Books/AICA France, Paris, 2016
Bosch und Pitié: Visionen des Jüngsten Gerichts / Visions of Last Judgment, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, 2019

www.klausspeidel.com / @dirtytheory