Steffen Haug

Long-Term Fellow

Steffen.Haug@sas.ac.uk

Profile

Steffen Haug studied art history and philosophy in Berlin. He graduated with a study on the denial of images in the Oeuvre of Alfredo Jaar in 2004. Since then he has collaborated in several exhibitions and publications. In 2006–07 he worked as a pre-doctoral fellow at the German Centre for Art History (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte) in Paris and began his doctoral thesis about Walter Benjamin’s studies on mass images for the “Arcades Project”, supervised by Prof. Michael Diers. He subsequently had a Ph.D.-fellowship from Humboldt-University and Land Berlin until 2010. From 2013–16 he worked as academic assistant at the Institute for Art and Visual History of the Humboldt-University, Berlin, for the edition of Aby Warburg’s letters. He also is editor for the online-platform arthist.net (www.arthist.net).

Since October 2017 he is Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellow at the Warburg Institute, London. His project Aby Warburg and the Images in World War I. A study on the basis of his unpublished diaries from 1914–1918 analyses the relation between Warburg’s art historical research and the political events of the First World War.

Selected Publications

Benjamins Bilder. Grafik, Malerei und Fotografie in der Passagenarbeit, Paderborn (Wilhelm Fink) 2017.

(Walter Benjamin’s Pictures: Print, Painting, and Photography in the „Arcades-Project“; further information: https://www.fink.de/katalog/titel/978-3-7705-5992-3.html)

Eröffnungsrede, in: Sabine Moritz: Neuland, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Cologne (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König) 2017, p. 13–19.

Three articles for the AKL – Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker, ed. by Andreas Beyer, Bénédicte Savoy, Wolf Tegethoff, Munich (De Gruyter) 2015: Michèle Magema (vol. 86), Théodore Maurisset (vol. 88), Luc-Albert Moreau (vol. 90).

Stadt-Bild im Wandel. Die Paris-Darstellungen von Martial und Meryon – gesehen von Walter Benjamin, in: Jean Louis Cohen, Hartmut Frank (ed.), Metropolen 1850–1950. Mythen – Bilder – Entwürfe, Munich (Deutscher Kunstverlag) 2013, p. 179–192.

Max Liebermann. Die Kunstsammlung – von Rembrandt bis Manet, ed. by Bärbel Hedinger, Michael Diers, Jürgen Müller with Steffen Haug and Susanne Zielke, Munich (Hirmer) 2013.

Three texts in the exhibition catalogue Alfredo Jaar. The Way it is. Eine Ästhetik des Widerstands, ed. by Frank Wagner, NGBK Berlin – Berlinische Galerie – Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin 2012: Gold (with Frank Wagner) p. 256–260; Ruanda / Rwanda, p. 296-305; Licht / Light, p. 360–368. 

Arbeit am Bild. Ein Album für Michael Diers, ed. by Steffen Haug, Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen, Sonja M. Schultz, Merle Ziegler, Tina Zürn, Cologne (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König) 2010.

Camille Desmoulins steht auf. Ein Revolutionär als Denkmal und Souvenir, in: ibd., p. S. 91–94.

Excavations in Cities and Archives. Walter Benjamin and a Newspaper Photograph of a Foundation of the Bastille, in: Philip Ursprung (ed.), Caruso St John. Almost Everything, Barcelona (Ediciones Poligrafa) 2009, p. 186–192.

Walter Benjamin, Werke und Nachlaß. Kritische Gesamtausgabe, Bd. 8: Einbahnstraße, ed. by Detlev Schöttker in cooperation with Steffen Haug, Frankfurt/Main (Suhrkamp) 2009.

Five texts in the exhibition catalogue Lovis Corinth – Entre Impressionisme et Expressionisme, ed. by Serge Lemoine, Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris (Réunion des musées nationaux) 2008: Après le bain, p. 144f. no. 45, Dame près de l’aquarium aux poissons rouges, p. 158f. no. 52, Le Nouveau lac du jardin zoologique de Berlin, p. 200f. no. 71, Berlin, Unter den Linden, p. 204 no. 73, Paysage de la Vallée de l’Inn, p. 202f., no. 72.

 

Review of the exhibition and the catalogue Covering the Real. Kunst und Pressebild von Warhol bis Tillmans, Kunstmuseum Basel, in: H-ArtHist, 9 August 2005 (with Dorothea Klein)

Review Die Flick-Kontroverse. Chronologie einer Debatte, in: H-ArtHist, 4 December 2004