SINTA Studies in the Arts

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Josephine Ellis

Universität Bern
Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)
Doktoratsprogramm Studies in the Arts (SINTA)
Josephine Ellis
Muesmattstrasse 45
3012 Bern


Josephine is the doctoral candidate in the SNSF funded research project Activating Fluxus. She recently obtained her MA in History of Art from University College London, and prior to this, graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in History. 

PhD project

This doctoral project will focus on the documentation, conservation, and stabilization of Fluxus material objects, as well as past and present practices of collecting, storing, and displaying Fluxus. Particular attention will be paid to the traces of use accumulated by Fluxus forms in their afterlives and the value of patina, with their textured implications for future activations of Fluxus works. 


Prof. Dr. Peter J. Schneemann, University of Bern, Institute for Art History
Prof. Dr. Hanna B. Hölling, Bern University of the Arts, HKB

Research priorities

Art History, Conservation, Museology, Philosophy, Aesthetics