Malene Vest Hansen
Karen Blixens Vej 1, 2300 København S, 21 Bygning 21 (Afsnit 1), Building: 21-4-49
Primary fields of research
Art history in the 20th and 21st Century: modern and contemporary art; visual art and its publics with special focus on curating, museum and exhibition history.
I investigate changing concepts of art, curating of exhibitions and the role of museums. Presently, I am PI and conduct the art history research project: Curating the contemporary: An Exhibiting History of the Museum of Modern Art as a new Bildung institution (Funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research FKK1-project 2019-2020). The project is following up on my work as PI of the interdisciplinary Research Network for Studies in the Curatorial,( funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research 2015-2017), the network gathered international, primarily Nordic, researchers and curators from both academia and museums and exhibitionary institutions, one important output of this is the anthology Curatorial Challenges: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Curating (Routledge 2019).
I teach Contemporary art (on a regular basis (Art History BA, modul 1) and also teach and advise in the following areas:
- curating and museum studies
- exhibition history
- contemporary art and modern art and theories
- feminist art history and theori
- art in public space
- conceptual art
- history painting (Nicolas Poussin)