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Renée van de Vall
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University
Research areas: philosophical aesthetics, visual culture, media theory, art history.
The construction of spectatorship in contemporary visual art and culture: the phenomenology of spectatorship in interactive media art, installations and painting.
Theory and ethics of the conservation of contemporary art.
Processes of globalization in contemporary art and media: modern and contemporary art in India.
Renée van de Vall studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She received her PhD in philosophy from the same university in 1992 and teaches at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since 1993. She has co-ordinated and tutored courses on bachelors and masters level and is Director of Studies of the MA Media Culture. Since 2009 she holds a chair in Art and Media. Van de Vall’s research focuses on philosophy of art and aesthetics, specifically on the construction of spectatorship in contemporary visual and new media art; on the theory and ethics of contemporary art conservation; and on processes of globalisation in contemporary art and media. She was project leader of the NWO funded research project Transformations in Perception and Participation: Digital Games and currently leads another NWO funded project New Strategies in the Conservation of Contemporary Art.