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Isabelle Graw

Isabelle Graw (Frankfurt am Main/Berlin) is a professor of artheory and arthistory at the Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste (Städelschule) Frankfurt am Main. From 1988 to 1989 she worked as an editor for „Wolkenkratzer Art Journal.“ She founded „Texte zur Kunst“ in 1990 with Stefan Germer (+) and co-edited and conceptualized 89 issues so far. From 1995 to 1997 she was a guestprofessor at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna and led the „Meisterclasse für bildnerische Erziehung.“ She also worked as a tutor in the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht between 1996 and 1998. In 2003 she co-founded the Institut für Kunstkritik at the Städelschule with Daniel Birnbaum. Current research areas: Criticism and its markets, judgment and value-creation under new forms of capitalim, Trace and Agency in Painting. Publications include: „Die bessere Hälfte. Künstlerinnen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts“ (2003), „Der große Preis. Kunst zwischen Markt und Celebrity Kultur“ (2008), „High Price. Art Between The Market and Celebrity Culture” (2010), “Texte zur Kunst. Essays, Rezensionen, Gespräche“ (2011). Coedited with Helmut Draxler und André Rottmann: „Erste Wahl. 20 Jahre Texte zur Kunst“, „1. Dekade und 2. Dekade“, Hamburg (2011). Coedited with Daniel Birnbaum: “Canvases and Careers today. Criticism and it´s markets” (2008), “Under Pressure. Pictures, Subjects, and The New Spirit of Capitalism” (2008), “Art and Subjecthood. The Power of Judgment. A Debate on Aesthetic Critique” (2010), “The Return of the Human Figure in Semiocapitalism” (2011), “Thinking through Painting. Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas” (2012).