Anne Luther

Current PhD


Collecting Networks and Contemporary Art Production.

PhD Candidate Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
MA, Arts Management, Dartington College of Arts, University College Falmouth
BA, Cultural Sciences, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Director of Studies: Professor Deborah Cherry
Supervisor: Andrew Marsh

Areas of Expertise:
Cultural studies, international contemporary art and network theory

Anne Luther is a researcher, art advisor, and critic whose work examines contemporary art collecting and art production.

Her research investigates differing collecting networks, questions the notion of a structured group concept of contemporary art collectors, and explores the varied roles that collectors perform in contemporary art production since 2000. What do forms of access, knowledge and participation mean for contemporary art collecting and art production processes? How can network theories from several disciplines inform the study of collecting networks? What can we learn about network theories by studying collecting networks?

Luther worked in several arts institutions including MoMA PS1, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and independent project spaces such as Front Desk Apparatus, New York and Salon Populaire, Berlin. She has assisted in the research and curation of many exhibitions, among them 5 year review (2010 MoMA PS1), A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird (film programm by Ellen Blumenstein at Kunsthaus Bregenz) and SPACE ODDITY (curation Friederike Nymphius 2011, CCA Andratx). She is the editor for the publications Gerold Miller, catalog raisonné, Publisher: Distanz Verlag, Berlin and Gerold Miller, exhibition catalog, Publisher: Snoeck Verlag, Köln and revisor for communication material for several institutions including The House of World Cultures, Berlin and 6. Berlin Bienale (Artists Beyond) and The Office, Berlin.

Anne Luther has participated in several research projects including C-C-C-C live research at the Symposium Communi(cati)on of Crisis (2011) organised by The Institute For Live Arts Research, Greece and The Virtual Platform (2005-2006) a collaboration project between the Designskolen Kolding, Denmark, The American University Beirut in Lebanon, The American University Sharjah in the Emirates and State University, St. Petersburg in Russia (Open publication).

Anne has received a full-time University of the Arts, London Research Studentship and has been invited as a visiting scholar at Parsons Instiute for Information Mapping for the upcoming academic year 2013-2014.

Her graduate study was funded by a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship and she received an InWENT fellowship award in 2010. Anne Luther is funded by the University of the Arts, London Research Studentship. She is currently a visiting researcher at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping at The New School in New York.




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