Claudia Marion Stemberger



Art Historian, Curator and Writer

Claudia Marion Stemberger specializes in global modern and contemporary art. Her current research interests focus on the intellectual history of contingency in art, twentieth century South African art, and decolonizing the pedagogy of art history.

Her dissertation draws attention to the centrality of the idea of contingency in aesthetic movements, and traces how the concept was understood in art during the modern and postmodern age. By positioning ideas of contingency in art in intellectual histories, her research seeks to underline the importance of the art historical discipline in intellectual inquiry for how cultural producers, art critics, and art historians reflected the idea of contingency across selected examples of global art practices and discourses.

Previously, Claudia Marion Stemberger earned a Magister Degree in Art History from the University of Vienna, completed her Master's in Arts Management at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, and holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Karl Franzens University in Graz.



Austria (Country), Germany (Country), South Africa (Country)

Stemberger, CM, and Exner, I. "Schwindel der Postmoderne: Zufall und Kontingenzpotenzierung in Performance und Film." Ed. Rebekka Ladewig Sebastian Gießmann Anna Echterhölter Mark Butler. ilinx - Berliner Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft 1 (February 27, 2010): 121-140. Open Access Copy