current activities

  • Curated exhibition: Bildhauer*in der Sinne (Artists: Beth Collar, Emanuele Becheri), GiG Munich, München, September 26, 2020 – January 15, 2021
  • a.k.a. The Bensplainer -, 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
  • PhD at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, with the subject: "Parody in Kazimir Malevich's Opera Pobeda nad solntsem (Victory over the Sun, 1913). Theatre, Literature, and Visual Art in Russian Symbolism and Avant-Garde"
  • Research Associate at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München - Seminar SS 2020: "Autorship in 20th Century: Tomashevsky, Mukarovsky, Barthes, Foucault, Genette, Miller, Woodmansee"
  • Art critic and contributor, Doppiozero

news ::: writings

  • [upcoming] "I mondi al contrario," text for Emanuele Becheri's exhibition catalogue, Museo del Novecento, Firenze 
  • [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], (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], (March 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Why Unrealism Now? – On the Book Unrealism: New Figurative Painting," (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