Judith Siegmund :: Visual Art, Conceptual Art, Philosophy

Research Emphases

Classical and recent aesthetic theories and their contributions to the development of contemporary art theory and to creative solutions (Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Arendt, Rancière)

Concepts and themes related to production aesthetics in the development of theory: 'materiality', 'alterity' and 'meaning', 'knowledge', 'evidence' and 'artistic research'

English and Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, linking ethics, politics and aesthetics (Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Hume)

The future of art in "labor society": Defining the relationship between art and work; theory of work and artistic activity; autonomy and the loss of autonomy in art

Social science theories on work, “creativity,” economization and precarious employment relationships (Marx, Weber and newer theories)

Work and gender: Feminist perspectives in the theory of artistic and non-artistic activity

Art and politics: Models for intervention and participation

Aesthetics of Music


Judith Siegmund headed the Einstein-Forschungsvorhaben "Autonomie und Funktionalisierung ..." (the Einstein Foundation Berlin's research projects on autonomy and functionalization) and was an associate member at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg der UdK "Das Wissen der Künste" (the Berlin University of the Arts' graduate and post-doctoral research program). (2017-2022)

She is an associate member of Sfb 1512 "Intervening Arts" https://www.sfb-intervenierende-kuenste.de/ueber-uns/forschungsprogramm/index.html.