About

Christiane Wagner (Germany) has been a visiting research professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) since 2019 and developed research at the Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) 2020-2021. In addition, she was a visiting research professor of aesthetics and science of communication at UNICAMP (Fellowship CAPES 2014–2018, Habilitationvenia legendi). Both universities (USP and UNICAMP) are ranked as the best universities in Latin America. She began her higher education in Germany, then pursued her professional and academic career in São Paulo, maintaining a connection between Europe and the Americas. She was awarded a doctoral degree in Germany in the science of art and aesthetics (Promotion, 2014) and recognized by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art (Anabin). She has a Ph.D. in the science of art and aesthetics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (magna cum laude), with a thesis titled, “Aesthetics: Contemporary Image. Analysis of the Concept Innovation” (published by Blick in 2013, and by Paf in 2014), a Ph.D. in design and architecture (with honors), and a master’s degree in science of communication (with honors) from the University of São Paulo, with a dissertation titled “In Art: Invention and Artifice” (published by Blücher in 2009). Her dissertations for her USP master’s degree, USP architecture and design Ph.D., and Sorbonne aesthetics and science of art Ph.D. were each nominated for book publications by the respective examining boards. Upon her graduation, she attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, and later, in São Paulo, she majored in industrial design at the School of Fine Arts (Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class honors, 2003). In Berlin, she was awarded the Art Campaign Award, Neumann & Müller, 2006. Since then, she has developed her professional activities across Europe, Latin America, and North America.
 
She has given lectures and participated in panel discussions on aesthetics and science of communication as a visiting professor, an invited lecturer, or a researcher at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany; ACTE Institute, Æsthetica: Art et Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Universität Wien; School of Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo (USP); Institute of Arts – UNICAMP; Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP); The City University of New York (CUNY); Institut für Kunstgeschichte, FAU-Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; New York City College of Technology (City Tech); University of Hertfordshire, London, and in many international conferences.
 
Christiane Wagner is the editor-in-chief, founder, and creative director of Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine and a member of the College Art Association of America in New York, NY. Also, she collaborates as a member of the Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (Gesellschaft für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft e.V.) in Germany. Since 2018, Christiane Wagner has been editor of the Visual Sociology Research Committee and an executive board member of the Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture—both are research committees at the International Sociological Association (ISA). She is a member of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA), a scientific advisor of the research foundation Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), an associate editor of the culture magazine Revista Cultura e Extensão USP of the University of São Paulo, and a scientific committee member of the Center for Open Access in Science (COAS). She often participates in scientific advisory boards for master’s degrees, doctorates, and scientific committees for research projects. Also, she is a reviewer of papers for many journals in architecture, design, arts, media studies, and aesthetics. She is also active in the German, French, European, and International Aesthetics Associations.
 
Languages:  German, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
 
For complete works published, see ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-1446
(books, peer-reviewed articles, essays, and proceedings of international conferences). 

Other Publications

Recent Publications
(2016) Aesthetic Experience: Visual Culture as the Masterpiece of Nonhumanity.[Article] On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 2, Germany: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 1-12.
(2017) Poïésis: entre la raison et la sensibilité. Les nouveaux médiums de l’art.[Article] Paper presented at the Third ISA World Forum Vienna (2016) and Article published in France, Toulouse: French Journal for Media Research, 7/2017 Mises en scène du politique contemporain/Theatricalization of the Contemporary Politics, 17 – 40.
(2017) Visual Narratives: Image and Consciousness of Social Reality. [Article] Center for Open Access in Science – COAS. Open Journal for Sociological Studies, OJSS, 1(2), (December 15) 73-82.
(2018) Rationality: Beyond Aesthetics and Communication. [Article] Proceedings book of 1st International e-Conferenceon Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Center for Open Access in Science – COAS, 1-12.
(2018) What Matters in Contemporary Art? A Brief Statement on the Analysis and Evaluation of Works of Art. [Article] New York/São Paulo: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 1, 68-82.
(2018) Art and Perfect Illusion: From Architecture to Cinema. On the Era of Technological Convergence [Book Chapter] In: Image Evolution. Technological Transformations of Visual Media Culture. Yearbook of Moving Image Studies. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag, 34-57.
(2019) Visual Arts and Empirical Aesthetics: Designing the Technical Aspects of Art. [Article] New York/São Paulo: Art Style Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 2, 93-114.
(2019) Artworks and the Paradoxes of the Media-Transmitted Reality. It’s a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book. After a selection was made, the editorial board of [Art + Media] AM Journal of Art and Media Studies also decided to publish this article, 71– 85.
(2019) Aesthetics and Cultural Aspects of Bauhaus Towards a New Conception.This article is a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book of the 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. After a selection was made, the editorial board of Serbian Architectural Journal also decided to publish this article in the volume 11, of this journal, 463-472.
(2020) The Democratization of Art. Media and the Art of Publishing on Art. [Article] New York/São Paulo: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 5, 49-60.
(2020) Image and Digital Media: The Concept of Mediated Reality [book chapter that has been accepted for publication after anonymous peer review]. In: Yearbook of Moving Image Studies, Trilogy of Synthetic Realities I: Virtual Images. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag.
For more information about my publications, please click on the links: Research Gate Profile | Academia Profile |  Web of Science ResearcherID: T-9766-2017

 

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

(2020 – 2021) Environmental Aesthetics and Socio-Territorial Conflicts throughout Media. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge, and Culture (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.
(2020 – 2021) Inequality, as a Fact and a Permanent Image of Investigation. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.
(2020 – 2021) The Visual Claim through Images of Children. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualities of Childhoods – Images of Innocence, Vulnerability, and Inequality. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.
(2020 – 2021) Challenges to Investigating the Image of Social Inequality as Fact. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualising Uneven Distributions of Power. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.
(2021) Cities in motion: sounds, images, and space in relation to cosmopolitan ideals [My topic for discussion]. The conference is scheduled for the next year at The City University of New York (CUNY), New York City College of Technology (City Tech), New York, June 16-18, 2021.
 

 

Memberships

 

College Art Association of America in New York, NY (Since 2020)

 

Scientific Advisor of the Research Foundation FAPESP (Since 2017)

 

Center for Open Access in Science (Since 2017)

 

Editor of Visual Sociology Newsletter (2018-2022) Research Committee Visual Sociology, (ISA RC57), International Sociological Association.

 

Associate Editor (Since 2016) Magazine of Culture, University of São Paulo, Revista de Cultura e Extensão

 

Executive Board Member/ Secretary (2018-2022) of the Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (ISA RC14), International Sociological Association.

 

Research Group on Critical Theory (Since 2017) Research Group at Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences – IFCH UNICAMP

 

Center of Studies of the Contemporary Communication in Europe (Since 2018)

 
Member of Research Networks:
 

German Society of Aesthetics (DGÄ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik e.V.)

 

Société Française d’Esthétique

 

European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)

 

Member of AISLF – Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française

Toulouse, France Comité de Recherche – CR38 Socio-anthropologique politique.

International Sociological Association, ISA (The ISA was founded in 1949 under the

auspices of UNESCO), Research Committee on Sociology of Communication,

Knowledge and Culture (ISA RC14)

 

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