Fellow in the Context of the Juniorforum I
October 2011 – March 2012
From Dust to Dust. An Artistic Material between Creation and Decay
(Staub zu Staub. Ein Material in der Kunst zwischen Schöpfung und Verfall)
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.