Chrischona Schmidt: Emily Kame Kngwarreye und die Künstler aus Utopia, Zentralaustralien

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Section: Art movements, networks, and genres in a regional context

Chrischona Schmidt, Australian National University, Canberra

Chrischona Schmidt (BA Honours, University of Sydney, MA, University of Freiburg) is a PhD candidate at the Research School of Humanities, funded through a University Research Scholarship. Her research ‘Emily Kame Kngwarreye and her fellow artists from Utopia’ traces and examines the history of the Utopia art movement from various angles. Prior to joining the RSH in 2008 Chrischona studied in Freiburg art history, French studies and social anthropology. In 2003 she was awarded a Sokrates scholarship to undertake studies in Paris X – Nanterre and in the following year she received a German Academic Foreign Exchange Service scholarship (DAAD) to study at the University of Sydney, completing her BA Honours in 2005.

Research Interests:
Chrischona is interested in many aspects of research in the field of art, such as global art, the reception of art and the discourse around it, new art history, canonisation of art, interdisciplinary approaches to interpreting and analysing art, as well as visual anthropology.
Selected Publications:

Chapters in books:
2007 “Das trinationale Umweltzentrum in Weil am Rhein”, in Goldbach, Ines (ed): Neue Architektur am Oberrhein, Basel

2007 The role of the beholder in the Documenta11 – critique of the exhibition, MA thesis, University of Freiburg

2005 Beyond Suffering: The significance of productive activity for Aboriginal Australians, BA Honours, University of Sydney

2009 “Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye” – exhibition review, in reCollections, Journal of the National Museum of Australia, Vol 4, No 1