Forthcoming Publication on the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922

Forthcoming Publication on the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication 100 Years On: Revisiting the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922.

The editors and active members of the Russian Art & Culture Group, professor Isabel Wünsche and Miriam Leimer, compiled an interesting volume emphasizing on the Berlin First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922. Participants of last years International Conference in Berlin and other experts in the field provided intriguing material and insights.

We are looking forward to this book and already agree with the description of the publishing house Böhlau that “the combination of longer, thematic essays and short features, along with reproductions of newly identified works and a selection of unpublished archival materials make this book valuable to both a scholarly and a general readership.”

Of course, we will inform you once the volume is published in late 2022!

Henriette Herz Scouting Program

Henriette Herz Scouting Program

We would like to draw your attention to the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

The program is generally geared towards supporting promising young female researchers and scholars from regions which are usually not so well represented in the Western academic mainstream.

This opportunity is specifically for young female researchers in the discipline of art history from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics or Caucasus, Central Asia or Siberia, etc. who work on modernism, abstraction, artists’ networks, and related topics.


Criteria for the program:

  • doctorate completed within the last 4 years (postdocs) or 12 years (researchers)
  • above-average publication record commensurate with career level
  • no post-doctoral research stays after completing doctorate, nor degrees/doctorates
    completed in Germany [conference participation is OK]
  • no German citizenship
  • good knowledge of German or English, depending on research proposal
  • the research fellowship should commence within 12 months of being granted
  • no previous applications nor previous sponsorship in any of the Foundation’s fellowship


If you are interested in the program, fulfill the criteria listed above, and want to be considered, please send your CV (no more than 2 pages), names/contacts of two references, list of publications along with your research proposal (2-3 pages) until August 15, 2021, to Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche Potential candidates will be invited to present their research projects at a workshop in the fall.

Congratulations, Dr. Borkhardt!

Congratulations, Dr. Borkhardt!

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Sebastian Borkhardt for the publication of his PhD thesis on Wassily Kandinsky!

In „Der Russe Kandinsky“. Zur Bedeutung der russischen Herkunft Vasilij Kandinskijs für seine Rezeption in Deutschland, 1912-1945 [“The Russian Kandinsky”: On the Significance of Vasilii Kandinskii’s Russian Origin for His Reception in Germany, 1912-1945.] Sebastian discusses how Kandinsky’s work was perceived and discussed in Germany during the artist’s stay there.

We are delighted that this well-researched work is now available for the German reader and thankful for this enrichment of the scholarship on Russian art in Germany.

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Dr. Sebastian Borkhardt!

10 Days Left For Submissions

10 Days Left For Submissions

This is a gentle reminder that there are only 10 days left to answer our Call for Papers for the forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group!

The workshop with the topic The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia is the second one which will not be held in Bremen. We are already thankful to our colleagues of the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Cologne University.

From September 23rd to 25th (exact dates depend on the amount of submissions) the discussions of international junior and senior scholars will be joined by our keynote speaker, Professor George Pattison from Glasgow.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short biographical note of 100 words by May 15, 2020 to

You will find all the necessary information in the Call’s pdf. However, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of this workshop, Clemena Antonova and Ludmila Piters-Hofmann, using the email address above.

We are looking forward for your submissions!