Research Profile

Sabine Tania Kriebel

Biography

I earned my Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, where I had the good fortune to be mentored by T.J. Clark, Anne Wagner, Anton Kaes and Martin Jay. My intellectual commitments remain rooted in a critical aesthetics embedded in material analysis, feminism, cultural theory and intellectual history, as well as a scholarship invested in probing the deep structures that underpin pictorial representation. I also hold an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, where object-centered research was facilitated by extraordinary museum collections, and a B.A. in Political Economies from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialization in international mass media. Before joining the academic staff at UCC in 2004, I worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., collaborating on the pathbreaking Dada exhibition of 2005 and assisting in the Department of Photographs. 

My work, broadly speaking,
 lies in the intersections of subject formation and the aesthetic-material world of modernity. I have published widely on photography and photography theory, political photomontage, Dada tactics, artists' magazines and social intervention, and gender politics. My work has appeared in journals such as Oxford Art Journal, October, New German Critique, and Kritische Berichte, in major international exhibition catalogues and foundational texts on photography, and has been supported by the Social Science Research Council/Berlin Program, the Fulbright Foundation, DAAD, the Mellon Foundation and the Hans Arp Stiftung.  "Manufacturing Discontent: John Heartfield's Mass Medium" of 2009 was among the top three downloads on UCC's Open Research Archive for several years. https://cora.ucc.ie

My book Revolutionary Beauty: The Radical Photomontages of John Heartfield (University of California Press, 2014) offers a groundbreaking study of Heartfield's pioneering AIZ montages, probing the intersections of affective pictures, radical politics and technologies of mass replication in interwar Europe. 
The book was lauded as foundational in a wide range of reviews including CAA Reviews: A Publication of the College Art Association, Oxford Art Journal, History of Photography, American Historical Review, German Studies Review, among others.

http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2891#.X5xLSi-l3_Q
https://academic.oup.com/oaj/article-abstract/39/2/339/2223011
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/618800/pdf



Revolutionary Beauty reconfigures our understandings of montage as a paradigmatic form of modernity, arguing that Heartfield's sutured illusionism constitutes one of the most important and overlooked forms of subversive critique. A study of capitalism and democracy in crisis, the book traces the complex history of leftist photographic retort during the rise and consolidation of fascism in Europe, and implicitly sheds light on our own moment of economic destabilisation and technological immersion.
 
My current monographic book project orbits the human subject, psychoanalysis and phenomenology in the era before sound film, and aims to rethink the often-maligned realism of interwar art
. Aspects of that project have been published in October, and presented at invited talks at New York University's Deutsches Haus, Gothenburg University, Sweden, St. Andrews University, Scotland, and Concordia University, Canada. Other projects presently underway include an exhibition on women and abstraction, publications on women exile photographers, and an edited volume on the reception of the Bauhaus.

I welcome Ph.D. proposals on modern and contemporary art that investigate aesthetics, politics and activism; gender and body politics; photography and photomontage. Current PhD projects that I am advising include feminist aesthetics in 1990s Ireland, the memorialization of Mother and Baby Homes, the phenomenology of exhibition design, and new media art.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the interpenetrations of art, materiality and politics, investigating the ways in which artists mobilize the qualities of specific media--photography, photomontage, collage, drawing, sculptural objects, painting, and the human body--to stage interventions and encourage cognitive shifts in the socio-political sphere. The dialogue between object and beholder is of particular interest, as is the specific historical matrix that gives rise to an aesthetic retort. 

My research has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, DAAD, and the Social Science Research Council.



 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
IRC"GOIPG/2015/2370 Sarah Kelleher"Dr S Kriebal [X]Irish Research Council01-OCT-1531-MAR-19€71,740.00
Arp Constructed: Photography and the Reproduction of Legacy01-JUN-1831-JUL-18

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Revolutionary Beauty: John Heartfield's Radical Photomontages.
Sabine T. Kriebel (2014) Revolutionary Beauty: John Heartfield's Radical Photomontages. U.S.A: University of California Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Photography in Doubt
Sabine Kriebel and Andrés Zervigón (Ed.). (2016) Photography in Doubt London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Florence Henri's Oblique'
Sabine Kriebel (2020) 'Florence Henri's Oblique'. October, 172 [Details]
(2019)'Sparks of Discomfiture: On the Promise of Photomontage (or, Return to Suture)'
Sabine Kriebel (2019) 'Sparks of Discomfiture: On the Promise of Photomontage (or, Return to Suture)'. History of Photography, [Details]
(2017)'“Nervenaufpeitschende Aufklärung!: Satire as Excess Affect,” Oxford German Studies, special issue “Satires of Dehumanisation,” edited by Ruediger Müller, et. al., forthcoming'
Sabine Kriebel (2017) '“Nervenaufpeitschende Aufklärung!: Satire as Excess Affect,” Oxford German Studies, special issue “Satires of Dehumanisation,” edited by Ruediger Müller, et. al., forthcoming'. Oxford German Studies, v 47, Satires of Dehumanisation (Number 1):92-105   [Details]
(2017)'Germaine Krull's Shadowplay in FotoResearcher, The Journal of the European Society for the History of Photography'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2017) 'Germaine Krull's Shadowplay in FotoResearcher, The Journal of the European Society for the History of Photography'. History of Photography, (27) [Details]
(2012)'Touch, Absorption and Radical Politics in the Magazine'
Sabine Kriebel (2012) 'Touch, Absorption and Radical Politics in the Magazine'. Kritische Berichte, 40 (4):21-31 [Details]
(2009)'Manufacturing Discontent: John Heartfield's Mass Medium'
Sabine Kriebel (2009) 'Manufacturing Discontent: John Heartfield's Mass Medium'. New German Critique 107, 2 (107):53-88   [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Photomontage in the Year 1932: John Heartfield and the National Socialists'
Sabine Kriebel (2008) 'Photomontage in the Year 1932: John Heartfield and the National Socialists'. Oxford Art Journal, 31.1.2008 (31.1.2008):97-127 [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2019)“Is Photomontage Over?” Special Issue of History of Photography, volume 43, issue 2.
Sabine Kriebel and Andrés Mario Zervigón (2019) “Is Photomontage Over?” Special Issue of History of Photography, volume 43, issue 2. Editorship [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Photography's Histories'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2020) 'Photography's Histories' In: Stephen Bull (eds). Companion to Photography. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
(2020)'“Saving Face: Gisèle Freund’s Portraits of Walter Benjamin,”'
Sabine Kriebel (2020) '“Saving Face: Gisèle Freund’s Portraits of Walter Benjamin,”' In: Thresholds: Interwar Lens Media Cultures. Germany: Walter Koenig. [Details]
(2018)'Photomontage, Subjectivity and Modernity'
Sabine Kriebel (2018) 'Photomontage, Subjectivity and Modernity' In: The New Berlin 1912-1932, Inga Rossi-Schrimpf, ed. Brussels: Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium. [Details]
(2018)'Montage as Meme: Learning from the Radical Avant-Gardes'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2018) 'Montage as Meme: Learning from the Radical Avant-Gardes' In: Elizabeth Otto, Deborah Asher Barnstone (eds). Art and Resistance in Germany. UK: Bloomsbury. [Details]
(2017)'Sexology's Beholders'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2017) 'Sexology's Beholders' In: Annette Timm, Michael Thomas-Taylor, Rainer Herrn (eds). Not Straight from Germany. USA: University of Michigan. [Details]
(2015)'“Verflechtungen: Angelika Hoerles Avantgardismus,”'
Sabine Kriebel (2015) '“Verflechtungen: Angelika Hoerles Avantgardismus,”' In: Ina Boesch (eds). Die Dada: Wie Frauen Dada prägten. Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess. [Details]
(2013)'Chapter 35: Radical Left Magazines in Berlin'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2013) 'Chapter 35: Radical Left Magazines in Berlin' In: Peter Brooker, et. al (eds). Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History. Volume 3: Europe 1880-1940. UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2009)'John Heartfields 1929 Selbstporträt'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2009) 'John Heartfields 1929 Selbstporträt' In: John Heartfield: Zeitausschnitte. Fotomontagen 1918-1938. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz. [Details]
(2009)'Drawing Angelika Hoerle'
Sabine T. Kriebel (2009) 'Drawing Angelika Hoerle' In: Angelika Hoerle: The Comet of Cologne Dada. Cologne, Germany: Walter König Verlag/Art Gallery of Ontario and Museum Ludwig Cologne. [Details]
(2007)'Art History: Using Photography as Weapon'
Sabine T. Kriebel; (2007) 'Art History: Using Photography as Weapon' In: Visual Practices Across the University. Munich, Germany: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. [Details]
(2007)'Conversations on Art: Stephen Bann'
S.Kriebel James Elkins, Stephen Bann, Paul Hegarty, Margaret MacNamidhe; (2007) 'Conversations on Art: Stephen Bann' In: Ways Around Modernism. Routledge: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)'The Art Seminar: Photography Theory'
S.Kriebel James Elkins, Jan Baetens, Diarmuid Costello, Jonathan Friday, Margeret Iversen, Margaret Olin, Graham Smith, Joel Snyder; (2006) 'The Art Seminar: Photography Theory' In: Photography Theory. Routledge: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)'Theorizing Photography: A Short History'
Kriebel, Sabine; (2006) 'Theorizing Photography: A Short History' In: Photography Theory. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Die Gestaltung der Ruine. Caspar Walter Rauh und die Nachkriegszeit'
Kriebel, Sabine; (2005) 'Die Gestaltung der Ruine. Caspar Walter Rauh und die Nachkriegszeit' In: Caspar Walter Rauh. Schwierige Verzauberung. Germany: Bauman Verlag. [Details]
(2005)'Cologne Dada'
Kriebel, Sabine T.; (2005) 'Cologne Dada' In: Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, Paris. Germany: Distributed Art Publishers. [Details]
(2005)'Biographies of: Louis Aragon, Johannes Baader, Johannes Baargeld, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, Wieland Herzfelde, Hannah Höch, Angelika Hoerle, Heinrich Hoerle, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris'
Sabine T. Kriebel; (2005) 'Biographies of: Louis Aragon, Johannes Baader, Johannes Baargeld, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, Wieland Herzfelde, Hannah Höch, Angelika Hoerle, Heinrich Hoerle, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris' In: Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris. Distributed Art Publishers: Distributed Art Publishers. [Details]
(2005)'Agitprop'
S. Kriebel; (2005) 'Agitprop' In: Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography. Routledge: Routledge. [Details]
(1995)'Antiquity as a Model (of Desire)'
Sabine Kriebel; (1995) 'Antiquity as a Model (of Desire)' In: The Persistence of Classicism`. Clark Art Institute: Clark Art Institute. [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2020)John Heartfield From Montage to Meme, London Four Corners Gallery.
Sabine Kriebel (2020) John Heartfield From Montage to Meme, London Four Corners Gallery. London: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2019)“Production/Reproduction: Photography at the Bauhaus,” National Gallery of Ireland.
Sabine Kriebel (2019) “Production/Reproduction: Photography at the Bauhaus,” National Gallery of Ireland. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2019)“Florence Henri,” Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Sabine Kriebel (2019) “Florence Henri,” Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2019)“Florence Henri Oblique,” University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Sabine Kriebel (2019) “Florence Henri Oblique,” University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2019)“Saving Face: The Portraits of Gisèle Freund,” Våland Academy/Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg Sweden.
Sa (2019) “Saving Face: The Portraits of Gisèle Freund,” Våland Academy/Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg Sweden. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2017)“Heartfield und Surrealismus,” Montage 16, Willi Münzenberg Forum, 7 December 2017.
Sabine Kriebel (2017) “Heartfield und Surrealismus,” Montage 16, Willi Münzenberg Forum, 7 December 2017. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2017)“obvious and enigmatic…also flowing backward: Reconsidering the Neue Sachlichkeit,” New York University, Deutsches Haus, 11 October 2017.
Sabine Kriebel (2017) “obvious and enigmatic…also flowing backward: Reconsidering the Neue Sachlichkeit,” New York University, Deutsches Haus, 11 October 2017. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2017)“Is Photomontage Over?” The Developing Room, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 12 October 2017.
Sabine Kriebel (2017) “Is Photomontage Over?” The Developing Room, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 12 October 2017. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2016)“Photomontage: From Cut-and-Paste to Mechanical Replication,” tēte, Berlin, Germany, 12 May 2016.
Sabine Kriebel (2016) “Photomontage: From Cut-and-Paste to Mechanical Replication,” tēte, Berlin, Germany, 12 May 2016. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)“The Impact of War on Modernism,” National Gallery of Ireland, 8 February 2015.
Sabine Kriebel (2015) “The Impact of War on Modernism,” National Gallery of Ireland, 8 February 2015. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)“Bild und Schrift – Fotomontagen,” Das Auge des Arbeiters, Stadtmuseum Dresden, Germany, 27 March.
Sabine Kriebel (2015) “Bild und Schrift – Fotomontagen,” Das Auge des Arbeiters, Stadtmuseum Dresden, Germany, 27 March. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)“Benütze Foto als Waffe!” Internationaler Willi Münzenberg Kongress, Berlin, Germany, 20 September 2015.
Sabine Kriebel (2015) “Benütze Foto als Waffe!” Internationaler Willi Münzenberg Kongress, Berlin, Germany, 20 September 2015. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)“Benütze Foto als Waffe!” Internationaler Willi Münzenberg Kongress, Berlin, Germany, 20 September 2015.
Sabine Kriebel (2015) “Benütze Foto als Waffe!” Internationaler Willi Münzenberg Kongress, Berlin, Germany, 20 September 2015. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)“Death’s Haunting Countenance: War’s Memory as Warning,” First World War and Avant-Garde Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June 2014. (canceled due to parental illness).
Sabine Kriebel (2014) “Death’s Haunting Countenance: War’s Memory as Warning,” First World War and Avant-Garde Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June 2014. (canceled due to parental illness). Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014)“Otto Dix’s Photographic Imagination,” Neue Forschung zum Werk Otto Dix, University of Potsdam, Germany, 20 June 2014. (canceled due to parental illness).
Sabine Kriebel (2014) “Otto Dix’s Photographic Imagination,” Neue Forschung zum Werk Otto Dix, University of Potsdam, Germany, 20 June 2014. (canceled due to parental illness). Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)“World War I and Photography, Public Lecture, Friends of the Crawford, 22 March 2013.
Sabine Kriebel (2013) “World War I and Photography, Public Lecture, Friends of the Crawford, 22 March 2013. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013)“Lachen Links,” Das politische (Ver)Lachen. Visuelle Satire, Ingelheim, Germany, 6 May 2013.
Sabine Kriebel (2013) “Lachen Links,” Das politische (Ver)Lachen. Visuelle Satire, Ingelheim, Germany, 6 May 2013. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2018)“Florence Henri’s Oblique Subjects,” Speaking of Photography, Concordia University, Canada.
Sabine Kriebel (2018) “Florence Henri’s Oblique Subjects,” Speaking of Photography, Concordia University, Canada. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)“Left-Wing Laughter,” Department of Art, SUNY Stony Brook.
Sabine Kriebel (2012) “Left-Wing Laughter,” Department of Art, SUNY Stony Brook. Invited Lectures [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2006)Joseph Koerner: Last Experiences of Painting
Elkins, James; Kriebel, Sabine; Stuhlmann, Andreas; Beug, Joachim; MacNamidhe, Margaret; Hoffmann, Gert; (2006) Conversations on Art: Joseph Leo Koerner . In: Elkins, James eds. Joseph Koerner: Last Experiences of Painting Univesity College Cork, , 24-MAY-06 - 25-MAY-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)Stephen Bann: Ways Around Modernism
Elkins, James; Kriebel, Sabine; MacNamidhe, Margaret; (2005) Conversations on Art: Stephen Bann . In: Elkins, James eds. Stephen Bann: Ways Around Modernism University Collge Cork, , 27-MAY-05 - 28-MAY-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)Photography Theory
Kriebel, Sabine; Elkins, James; Iversen, Margaret; Snyder, Joel; Friday, Jonathan; Olin, Margaret; Baetens, Jan, et. al.; (2005) A Roundtable on Photography Theory . In: Elkins, James eds. Photography Theory University College Cork, , 26-FEB-05 - 27-FEB-05 , pp.*-* [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)CAA reviews: A Publication of the College Art Association: Louis Kaplan, Photography and Humour, (London: Reaktion Books, 2017).
Sabine Kriebel (2018) CAA reviews: A Publication of the College Art Association: Louis Kaplan, Photography and Humour, (London: Reaktion Books, 2017). Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)History of Photography, Volume 37, Issue 3, August 2013: Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco, eds., with a foreword by Linda Nochlin, The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s, (The University of Michigan Press and The University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor.
Sabine Kriebel (2013) History of Photography, Volume 37, Issue 3, August 2013: Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco, eds., with a foreword by Linda Nochlin, The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s, (The University of Michigan Press and The University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor. Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)CAA reviews: A Publication of the College Art Association: Sarah E. James, Common Ground: German Photographic Cultures across the Iron Curtain (Yale University Press, 2013); Daniel H. Magilow, The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany, (Penn State University Press, 2012).
Sabine Kriebel (2013) CAA reviews: A Publication of the College Art Association: Sarah E. James, Common Ground: German Photographic Cultures across the Iron Curtain (Yale University Press, 2013); Daniel H. Magilow, The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany, (Penn State University Press, 2012). Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Gender & History, April 2011: Anton Kaes, Shellshock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), Jana F. Bruns, Nazi Cinema’s New Women, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Sabine T. Kriebel (2011) Gender & History, April 2011: Anton Kaes, Shellshock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), Jana F. Bruns, Nazi Cinema’s New Women, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Gender and History: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Vu: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era; Petite Histoire du magazine Vu.
Sabine T. Kriebel (2011) Vu: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era; Petite Histoire du magazine Vu. History of Photography: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Arbeiterfotografie International.
Sabine Kriebel (2011) Arbeiterfotografie International. Germany: Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Art History, 33/4/September 2010, pp. 727-730: Matthew Biro, The Dada Cyborg:Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin, (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) and Ruth Hemus, Dada’s Women, (Yale University Press, 2009).
Sabine T. Kriebel (2010) Art History, 33/4/September 2010, pp. 727-730: Matthew Biro, The Dada Cyborg:Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin, (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) and Ruth Hemus, Dada’s Women, (Yale University Press, 2009). Art History: Book Reviews   [DOI] [Details]

Invited Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2020)“John Heartfield: Photography Plus Dynamite,” Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2 June-2 August 2020, The Burlington Magazine.
Sabine Kriebel (2020) “John Heartfield: Photography Plus Dynamite,” Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2 June-2 August 2020, The Burlington Magazine. Invited Review Articles [Details]
(2013)Meret Oppenheim Retrospective, Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius Bau Berlin, 2013, Enclave Review, 10, 2013.
Sabine Kriebel (2013) Meret Oppenheim Retrospective, Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius Bau Berlin, 2013, Enclave Review, 10, 2013. Invited Review Articles [Details]
(2010)The Gaze Exposed, exhibition and catalogue review, Artefact (Irish Association of Art Historians), Issue 4, April 2010.
Sabine (2010) The Gaze Exposed, exhibition and catalogue review, Artefact (Irish Association of Art Historians), Issue 4, April 2010. Invited Review Articles [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2011)Revolution and Representation, Rice University, sponsored by DAAD and the Department of German.
Sabine Kriebel (2011) Revolution and Representation, Rice University, sponsored by DAAD and the Department of German. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2011)Berlin-Moscow 1913-1933, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.
Sabine Kriebel (2011) Berlin-Moscow 1913-1933, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Invited Seminars [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
(2013)Berlin Dada, Photomontage, John Heartfield in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.
Sabine T. Kriebel (2013) Berlin Dada, Photomontage, John Heartfield in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Routledge. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Podcast - Media

 YearPublication
(2015)Podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/ngireland/the-impact-of-war-and-conflict-on-modernism-with-dr-sabine-kriebel-ucc.
Sabine Kriebel (2015) Podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/ngireland/the-impact-of-war-and-conflict-on-modernism-with-dr-sabine-kriebel-ucc. Podcast - Media [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013National University of Ireland Publication Grant National University of Ireland
2018Research Grant Arp Stiftung, Germany
2013CACSSS Research Support Fund UCC College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Studies
2013CACSSS Research Publication Fund UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
2003Fulbright Summer Seminar on German Media Fulbright
2012CACSSS Research Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC
2010School of History Research Fund University College Cork
2009CACSSS Research Publication Fund University College Cork
2002Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship Mellon Foundation
2000Social Science Research Council: Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies SSRC
1999Social Science Research Council: Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Social Science Research Council
1997Mellon Award Mellon Foundation
1996DAAD Summer Fellowship DAAD
1995UC Berkeley Chancellor's Humanities Fellowship UC Berkeley

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
College Art Association Professional Organization, USA/
German Studies Association Member/
Association of Art Historians Professional Organization, UK/
Historians of German and Central European Art Professional Organization, USA/
Word and Image Studies Professional Organization/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2020)“Abschied von der Fotomontage?” Akademie der Künste, Berlin, https://www.akademie-der-kuenste.eu/de/projekte/2020/heartfield/programm/Symposium/Einleitung.htm,
Sabine Kriebel (2020) Invited talk. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], “Abschied von der Fotomontage?” Akademie der Künste, Berlin, https://www.akademie-der-kuenste.eu/de/projekte/2020/heartfield/programm/Symposium/Einleitung.htm, Berlin, Germamny . [Details]
(2020)Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933,
Sabine Kriebel (2020) Four Corners Gallery. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933, London . [Details]
(2019)Cities in Conflict, University College Cork, 17 June 2019,
Sabine Kriebel (2019) Women and the Production of Space. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Cities in Conflict, University College Cork, 17 June 2019, Cork . [Details]
(2018)European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies,
Sabine Kriebel (2018) “’obvious and enigmatic’: Psychoanalytic Realisms,”. [Oral Presentation], European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, University of Münster, Germany, . [Details]
(2019)Co-Organizer and Moderator, “Design for Living: A Day of Conversation on Design and the Bauhaus,” Crawford Art Gallery, 10 February 2019,
Sabine Kriebel (2019) Bauhaus/Cork Design. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Co-Organizer and Moderator, “Design for Living: A Day of Conversation on Design and the Bauhaus,” Crawford Art Gallery, 10 February 2019, Cork . [Details]
(2019)Co-Organizer and Session Chair, “Bauhaus Effects,” international conference, collaborators: University College Dublin, National College of Art & Design, Goethe Institute, German Embassy,
Sabine Kriebel (2019) Ireland's contribution to the international Bauhaus Centenary, Opened by the German Ambassador to Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Co-Organizer and Session Chair, “Bauhaus Effects,” international conference, collaborators: University College Dublin, National College of Art & Design, Goethe Institute, German Embassy, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)Photography at the Threshold: Experiments and Social Change, a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation and the Våland Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden,
Sabine Kriebel (2017) “Passing Through: Three Women Abduct the Face of Weimar Photography,”. [Keynote Speaker], Photography at the Threshold: Experiments and Social Change, a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation and the Våland Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden . [Details]
(2014)First World War and Avant-Garde Art,
Sabine T Kriebel (2014) Death’s Haunting Countenance: War’s Memory as Warning,”. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], First World War and Avant-Garde Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia , 28-JUN-14 - 29-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Neue Forschung zum Werk Otto Dix,
Sabine T. Kriebel (2014) “Otto Dix’s Photographic Imagination,”. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Neue Forschung zum Werk Otto Dix, University of Potsdam, Germany , 20-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)European Association ofModernists Conference,
Sabine T. Kriebel (2014) “Insult, Regression, and Harmonic Totalities: Post-Dada as Anti-Dada?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Association ofModernists Conference, Helsinki, Finland, , 30-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013)University College Cork: War in the Visual Arts: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference,
Sabine T. Kriebel (2013) Plenary Lecture: Prophetic Mourning: John Heartfield's Antifascist Imaginary. [Plenary Lecture], University College Cork: War in the Visual Arts: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University College Cork/Crawford Art Gallery , 12-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)College Art Association Annual Conference,
Sabine T. Kriebel; Andres Mario Zervigon (2013) Co-chairs: Photography in Doubt, Parts I&II. [Conference Organising Committee Member], College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, U.S.A , 13-FEB-13 - 16-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)War in the Visual Arts,
Sabine T. Kriebel (2013) Panel Chair: Documentary Photography and Reportage. [Other], War in the Visual Arts, University College Cork , 13-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012)University College Cork: Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary Workship,
Sabine Kriebel, Matilde Nardelli (2012) Antonioni's Photographic Counter-Consciousness: A Response to Matilde Nardelli. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], University College Cork: Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary Workship, University College Cork , 24-JAN-12 - 24-JAN-12. [Details]
(2012)Princeton University: Objects of Affection: Towards a Materiology of Emotions,
Sabine Kriebel (2012) Left-Wing Laughter: John Heartfield's Mischievous Communist Subject. [Oral Presentation], Princeton University: Objects of Affection: Towards a Materiology of Emotions, Princeton University; Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies , 04-MAY-12 - 06-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Developing Pictures. One day symposium exploring the conditions of photography,
Sabine Kriebel, Caroline von Courten (2012) The Photograph as Object. Discussion between Sabine Kriebel, History of Art, University College Cork, and Caroline von Courten, Managing Editor, Foam Magazine, Amsterdam. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Developing Pictures. One day symposium exploring the conditions of photography, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork , 25-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)Onderzoekschool Kunstgechiedenis: Contemporary Art’s Confrontation with the Monstrous,
Sabine T. Kriebel (2012) “The Political Grotesque: Repulsion and the Monstrous in Interwar Montage,”. [Oral Presentation], Onderzoekschool Kunstgechiedenis: Contemporary Art’s Confrontation with the Monstrous, Onderzoekschool Kunstgechiedenis, Amsterdam , 04-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh: August Sander and Weimar Germany,
Sabine Kriebel (2011) Sander's Surfaces. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh: August Sander and Weimar Germany, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh , 13-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)AAH Annual Conference, University of Glasgow: Dada and Surrealism in Play,
Sabine Kriebel (2010) “Left-wing Humour, or, Heartfield’s Holy Hate,”. [Oral Presentation], AAH Annual Conference, University of Glasgow: Dada and Surrealism in Play, AAH Annual Conference, University of Glasgow , 16-APR-10 - 16-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Kunsthochschule an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany: Künstlerzeitschriften und ihre visuellen Strategien,
Sabine Kriebel (2010) “Disgust and the AIZ: How John Heartfield Mobilized Laughter (and Photography) as a Political Weapon”. [Oral Presentation], Kunsthochschule an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany: Künstlerzeitschriften und ihre visuellen Strategien, Kunsthochschule an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany , 10-DEC-10 - 13-JAN-12. [Details]
(2009)Art and the Memory of Revolution, 1789-1939, College Art Association Conference,
Sabine Kriebel; (2009) The Revolutionary Future Anterior: John Heartfield¿s 1930s Photomontages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Art and the Memory of Revolution, 1789-1939, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA USA , 28-FEB-09 - 29-FEB-08. [Details]
(2009)University of Sussex: Modernism, Cultural Exchange, and Transnationality,
Sabine Kriebel; (2009) The Second Conference of the Modernist Magazines Project. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], University of Sussex: Modernism, Cultural Exchange, and Transnationality, University of Sussex , 13-JUL-09 - 15-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)John Heartfield und die Weimar Republik,
Prof. Dr. Ursula Büttner (Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg); Dr. Andrés Zervigón (Rutgers University, New Jersey); Freya Mühlhaupt, Curator, Berlinische Galerie, Thomas Friedrich, Independent Scholar; (2009) Heartfields AIZ Montagen. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], John Heartfield und die Weimar Republik, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin , 18-JUN-09 - 18-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Word, Image and Censorship, 8th International Conference on Word and Image Studies: Efficacy / Efficacité,
S.Kriebel; (2008) 'The more pictures they remove, the more visible becomes reality!' : John Heartfield and his Nazi Censors, Word and Image Conference. [Oral Presentation], Word, Image and Censorship, 8th International Conference on Word and Image Studies: Efficacy / Efficacité, Institut Nationale de l'Histoire de l'art, Paris, France , 07-JUL-08 - 11-JUL-08. [Details]
(2007)Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation 1880 to the Present,
S.Kriebel; (2007) The Politics of Ruptures and Sutures: John Heartfield's 1930s Photomontages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation 1880 to the Present, University of York, England , 07-JUL-07 - 07-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)Making Audiences, Creating Readers,
S.Kriebel; (2007) Stop Reading, Look! Revolutionizing the Viewer in 1930s Germany, Making Audiences, Creating Readers Conference. [Oral Presentation], Making Audiences, Creating Readers, University College Cork , 17-APR-07 - 17-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Making Audiences, Creating Readers,
Kriebel, SAbine; (2007) Panel Moderator. [Oral Presentation], Making Audiences, Creating Readers, University College Cork , 17-APR-07 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2007)Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation 1880 to the Present,,
Kriebel, Sabine; (2007) Panel Moderator: Photography, Language, and Philosophy. [Other], Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation 1880 to the Present,, University of York, England , 05-JUL-07 - 08-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)Trockel's Beuys: A Troubled Inheritance, Association of Art Historians,
S.Kriebel; (2007) Trockel's Beuys: A Troubled Inheritance, Association of Art Historians. [Oral Presentation], Trockel's Beuys: A Troubled Inheritance, Association of Art Historians, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 16-APR-07 - 16-APR-07. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Research and Innovation Committe Member/
CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee Member/
CACSSS Sabbatical Committee Member of Board/
School of History Executive Committee Member/
School of History Equality and Diversity Committee Member/
School of History Graduate Studies Committee Member/
Board of Architectural Studies, CIT, Cork Centre for Architectural Education Member/
Language and Cultural Studies Liason member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer, History of Art/
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. USA Graduate Researcher/
University of California, Berkeley Lecturer/
University of California, Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2003University of California, Berkeley PhDHistory of Art
1995Williams College Master of ArtsHistory of Art
1991University of California, Berkeley BAPolitical Economies of Industrial Societies

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

Invited Discussant, “Left-Wing Laughter,” Revolution and Representation, 1918-1920, Workshop sponsored by DAAD and the Department of German, Rice University, Houston Texas, 11-12 November, 2011.

Co-Organizer and Moderator, “Design for Living: A Day of Conversation on Design and the Bauhaus,” Crawford Art Gallery, 10 February 2019.

Invited Discussant, Berlin-Moscow 1913-1933, Harvard University, a Workshop sponsored by the Department of the  History of Art and Architecture, April 2, 2011.

Invited Guest Lecture: Durham University: 'Photomontage in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility,' UK Centre for Advanced Photographic Study, 11 December 2008.

Exhibition Opening, Lavit Gallery, Cork: "Graphic Studios, Dublin," June 2, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Opening Presentation, Cork City Council and Cork County Arts Exhibition Space, Cork County Library: Tristan Hutchinson, "Took Strength to Tackle Those Hills," February 7, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

“Photomontage as Weapon,” University of Glasgow, Scotland, Department of Art History, February 2008

“Photomontage in Zeitungsstadt Berlin,” New York University Summer Session, Berlin, 2008 

“Weimar Photography and Photomontage,” Rutgers University Summer Session in Berlin, 2010.

“Rosemarie Trockel’s Feminist Revisions,” Talbot-Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 2011

Inaugural Lecture, Modernisms Research Centre, University College Cork, “Left-Wing Laughter,”

“Left-Wing Laughter: John Heartfield and the AIZ,” University of Glasgow, History of Art, 2012.

Public Lecture: “Eileen Gray and Photographic Portraits of the 1920s,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, 22 November 2013

Public Lecture, Friends of the Crawford, "What is Surrealism?" 29 November 2013

Public Lecture, Friends of the Crawford Gallery, "Photography and World War I" March 21 2014

Book Launch, Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition, Alma Lopez and Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Centre for Mexican Studies, University College Cork, June 24, 2011

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
History Of Photography Referee-
Modernism/Modernity Referee-
Art History Referee-
German Studies Review Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Peer Reviewer, Routledge Press

Peer Reviewer, Manchester University Press

Reviewer/Book Blurber, University of Chicago Press

Peer Reviewer, Stanford University Press

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My courses in modern and contemporary art, which have ranged from early twentieth century revolutionary aesthetics to   new media art, intertwine visual representations and history, close formal analyses and theoretical approaches. 

In my classes, as in my research, I employ an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates literature, film, intellectual and political history, gender studies, and critical theory. My aim is to place visual artifacts, be they fine art or popular culture, into a vivid dialogue with other cultural products, encouraging students to explore these deep-seated interrelationships. In my teaching as in my work, I insist that an image is a site of cultural and historical information in its own right, rather than permitting it to serve, as it often does, as an underprivileged accompaniment to text.
 
 

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Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2017Ann Murray University College CorkPHDThe traumatic memory and legacy of World War I in the work of Otto Dix, 1914-1934
2007Emma Rowe University College Cork

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Clarke Christopher Doctoral Degree
Kelleher Sarah Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Literature Review (Directed Study/Supervised Research) HA6010Literature Review (Directed Study/Supervised Research)
2020History of Art Dissertation HA6011History of Art Dissertation
2021Special Studies Seminar HA3027Special Studies Seminar
2021Approaches to the History of Art HA3015Approaches to the History of Art
2021Themes in Modern Art HA3023Themes in Modern Art
2021Modernism in Europe HA2003Modernism in Europe
2021Modern Art and Modernity HA6007Modern Art and Modernity
2021Theory for Art History HA6006Theory for Art History
2021Representations HA2013Representations

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Andres Mario Zervigon Rutgers UniversityU.S.A.
Deborah Lewer University of GlasgowSCOTLAND
Luke Gartlan St Andrews UniversitySCOTLAND
Steffen Siegel Folkwang University of the ArtsGERMANY
Kathleen James Chakraborty University College DublinIRELAND

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