Sarah Kolb

Department of Art History and Art Theory, University of Art and Design Linz

Email sarah.kolb[at]
Project Name Topologies of Artistic Research
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Field of research art history & art theory, philosophy of science, transdisciplinary studies
Keywords artistic research, aesthetics of transformation, relational knowledge, topologies in art

Sarah Kolb is an art scholar, philosopher and curator and founding member of VIKTORIA Art & Research Space in Vienna. As an FWF Elise Richter Fellow, she is investigating on »Topologies of Artistic Research. Relational Knowledge in Art and Theory« at the University of Art and Design Linz. Before she was visiting professor of 20th century art at the University of Salzburg, research associate at the University of Art and Design Linz and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Within her PhD project »The Aesthetics of Transformation. Image Topology after Henri Bergson and Marcel Duchamp« (2016), she was fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies Vienna, at the Collaborative Research Center for Media and Cultural Communication in Cologne and at the Duchamp Research Center of the Schwerin State Museum. Together with Anne von der Heiden, she has been conducting a comprehensive research project on Roger Caillois’ »Diagonal Sciences« since 2011. Beyond that, Sarah Kolb was curator at the Vienna Secession and research associate at the basis wien Documentation Centre for Contemporary Art. Recent publications: Logik des Imaginären. Diagonale Wissenschaft nach Roger Caillois, ed. with Anne von der Heiden, Vol. 1: Versuchungen durch Natur, Kultur und Imagination, Vol. 2: Spiel/Raum/Kunst/Theorie, Berlin 2018/22; Dizziness as Method. Caillois and the Lure of Material Space, in: Dizziness – A Resource, eds. Ruth Anderwald et al., New York/Berlin 2019; »There is no progress, change is all we know.« Notes on Duchamp’s Concept of Plastic Duration, in: The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 2019.