Carmen González-Román
Universidad de Málaga
Rudi Risatti
Theatermuseum, Vienna

In the Early Modern period, theatrical and festive occasions played a fundamental role in European artistic activity. They brought together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds, generating processes of hybridization between the visual and the performing arts. Such occasions marked

«the point of transition
from real life into the world of art».

Jacob Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 1878 (1860), Part 5, Ch. 9.

ART-ES. Appropriation and Hybridization between Visual Arts and Performing Arts in Early Modernperiod is a research project supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Its contributors are a team of international experts from several different fields (History of Art, Theatre Studies and Musicology).

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On the opening of the virtual exhibition From real life into the world of art an International Symposium has been held on current virtual exhibition formats.

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Curators of the exhibition

  • Carmen González-Román (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Rudi Risatti (Theatermuseum, Vienna)

Scientific advice

  • Andrea Sommer-Mathis (Austrian Academy of Sciences, IKT, Vienna)

Web Design

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Department Visual Media

  • Stefan Zeisler, Head of Department
  • Nicoletta Hernández, Media Design
  • Peter Steinacher, Media Design

Contributions to the exhibition

  • Isabel María Alba Nieva (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Málaga)
  • Alessandra Buccheri (Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo)
  • Siro Ferrone (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • Pedro Flor (Universidade Aberta and Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Susana Varela Flor (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Daniela Franke (Theatermuseum, Vienna)
  • Carmen González-Román (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Claudia Koch (Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna)
  • Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner (Kaiserliche Wagenburg, Vienna)
  • Concepción Lopezosa Aparicio (Universidad Complutense, Madrid)
  • Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow)
  • Sara Mamone (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • Rudi Risatti (Theatermuseum, Vienna)
  • Veronika Sandbichler (Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck)
  • Victoria Soto Caba (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid)
  • Isabel Solís Alcudia (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid)
  • Anna Maria Testaverde (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
  • Teresa Zapata Fernández de la Hoz (PhD in Art History UAM - independent researcher)

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