Dr. Altner, Marvin© Falk Weiß

Dr. Altner, Marvin

Teaching Staff for Special Tasks | Art History and Aesthetics

Marvin Altner studied art history, German studies, and psychology in Göttingen und Berlin, then completed his doctorate the Free University Berlin in 2002 with a thesis on “Hans Bellmer: ‘Die Spiele der Puppe’. Zu den Puppendarstellungen in der Bildenden Kunst von 1914–1938” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas W. Gaehtgens.

This was followed with an associate position at Hamburger Kunsthalle in 2003-2004 and a position as acting director of the Division for Fine Art at the Hamburg Department of Culture. Since 2006 Marvin Altner has worked as a freelance curator, supervising exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and at the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation, has published on the art of the 20th century and the present, and worked as a research associate at the German Historical Museum and at the Martin Gropius Bau.

Since 2011 he has worked as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Art History and Aesthetics and for UniTransfer at the University of Kassel, and since 2012 as a teacher for special tasks at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Alongside his teaching work, he has held a position at the Andreas Felger Kulturstiftung in Berlin and published on topics in the field of the visual arts of the 20th century and the present.

Current Research Areas:
Visual art from the 18th century to the present; history of art history; strategies of art education and institutional critique.


Publications (selection):

Die Kunst der Aufforderung, in: Hamburger Kunsthalle (ed.): Art is Work is Art. Arthur Köpcke zum 75. Geburtstag, exhibition catalog, Hamburg 2003.

Biesboer, Pieter/Sitt, Martina (eds.): Vergnügliches Leben – Verborgene Lust. Holländische Gesellschaftsszenen von Frans Hals bis Jan Steen, exhibition catalog, Hamburg 2004.

"Hans Bellmer: Die Spiele der Puppe. Zu den Puppendarstellungen in der Bildenden Kunst von 1914–1938", Weimar 2005 (dissertation).

Altner, Marvin/Kobe, Ellen (eds.): Neue Kunst in den Neuen Kammern! Aktuelle Kunst in historischen Räumen, exhibition catalog, Berlin 2008.

Heckmann, Stefanie/Ottomeyer, Hans (eds.): Kassandra. Visionen des Unheils 1914 bis 1945, exhibition catalog, Berlin 2008.

Zeichnen an der Hautgrenze. Stephan von Huenes Arbeiten auf Papier, in: Hamburger Kunsthalle (ed.), Stephan von Huene. The Song of the Line. Die Zeichnungen 1950–1999, exhibition catalog, Hamburg 2010.

Makarts Frauenakte. Repräsentantinnen der Sinnlichkeit oder akademischer Form? in: Husslein-Arco, Agnes/Klee, Alexander (eds.): Makart. Maler der Sinne, exhibition catalog,  Vienna 2011 (with Martina Sitt).

Altner, Marvin/Bitschin, Andreas/Eggs, Francine (eds.): Gleisdreieck Berlin 2012 Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, exhibition catalog, Berlin 2012.

Altner, Marvin/Kipphoff von Huene, Petra (eds.): Stephan von Huene. Split tongue/Die gespaltene Zunge. Texte und Interviews, Munich 2012.

Abstrakter Realismus. Handwerk und Abstraktion im Spätwerk Andreas Felgers, in: Andreas Felger – Malen wie Atmen. Gemälde und Skizzenbücher, exhibition catalog, München 2012.

Kunst der Konstellationen. Zu einigen Werken Anke Westermanns, in: Anke Westermann, Weltsysteme, Berlin 2013.

2013 Rückblick auf die Konkrete Kunst. Zum 100. Geburtstag Joachim Albrechts, in: Ausst.-Kat. Joachim Albrecht in der Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg 2013 (forthcoming).