In her talk, Lynn Rother conceptualizes how a well-trodden art historical method can be rethought into a radical approach. To date, the scholarly study of provenance has been a practice uncritically adopted by the art market. As a deeper investigation of ownership, however, it has the potential to reveal social, economic, and political power structures.
Lynn Rother is the Lichtenberg-Professor for Provenance Studies and the Director of the Provenance Lab at Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Prior to this appointment, she held research positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2015-19) and the Berlin State Museums (2008-14) working on 20th-century provenance and digital initiatives. A former Fellow of The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2014-15) and of the German Historical Institute in Moscow (2011), she has a Master’s degree in art history, economics, and law from the University of Leipzig (2008) and a PhD in art history from the Technical University of Berlin, advised by Bénédicte Savoy (2015).
The lecture will be held in English language.