October 2011 - March 2012
Eva Hausdorf received her Master’s degree and PhD in Art History from Freie Universität Berlin. Currently she is working as a research assistant at Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg. In her project, Dr. Hausdorf studies the use of dust as an artistic material, with a focus on examples from 20th and 21st century art. She will apply an interdisciplinary approach, providing a systematic history of dust between theological and philosophical codification. The project promises deeper insights into such crucial topics as the institutionalization of art, the temporality of contemplation, and artistic (self-)consciousness about the ephemeral nature of art.