news ::: writings

  • "The World Upside Down," in: Sergio Risaliti, ed., Emanuele Becheri. Sculptures and Drawings, exhibition catalogue (Firenze: Museo del Novecento, 2022)
  • "Schlagbilder: Invektivität durch Parodie," Kunstchronik. Monatschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege, Vol. 75, No. 2 (February 2022): 70-76
  • [as The Bensplainer], "A conversation with Denis Viva on a Critical Re-Reading of the Transavanguardia," porcile.org (December 2021) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "A conversation about Kunstverein München’s group show ‘Not Working – Artistic production and matters of class’" [with Magda Wisniowska and Victor Sternweiler], porcile.org (December 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Discussing the politics of Tell me about (yesterday) tomorrow @ NS-Dokumentationszentrum München" [with Post Brothers, Victor Sternweiler, Magda Wisniowska], porcile.org (March 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Why Unrealism Now? – On the Book Unrealism: New Figurative Painting,"porcile.org (February 2020) [click here]
  • "Yurij Tynjanov, un formalista con il senso della parodia," Doppiozero (December 2019) [click here]
  • "Parodying (cases of curatorial strategies of Kazimir Malevich)," Zeszyty Artystyczne, 2, 35 (2019): 151-157, academic journal of the University of Arts, Poznan [click here]
  • "Il corpo-modello in Martin Kippenberger e Maria Lassnig," Doppiozero (July 2019) [click here]

news ::: lectures

  • "Uslovnost' and Parody in Kazimir Malevich's Early Work," at Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft, Technische Universität Dresden, December 5, 2019
  • "Uslovnost' and Parody in Kazimir Malevich's Early Work," at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, November 6, 2019
  • "Uslovnost' and Parody in Kazimir Malevich's Early Work," at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany - What Is to Be Done? Discussions in Russian Art Theory and Criticism II - 7th Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group, September 19-20, 2019
  • "what makes a private flat a Private Flat?," Lou and Louis, München, February 1, 2019

current activities

  • Lecturer in Aesthetics at the Theaterakademie August Everding, Munich. Seminar (2022-23) on "Aesthetics of Parody" for the course of studies "Stage Direction" led by Prof. Sebastian Baumgarten
  • Dr. des. (Ph.D.) at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, with the subject: "The Relevance of Parody in Kazimir Malevich's Early Work (1907-1913). Literature, Theatre, and Visual Art in the Context of Russian Symbolism"
  • a.k.a. The Bensplainer - porcile.org, web magazine co-initiated by The Bensplainer, Post Brothers, Victor Sternweiler and Magda Wisniowska, devoted to criticism of visual and performing arts, and philosophy. Follow it on Instagram and Facebook
  • Art critic and contributor, Doppiozero