Dario Gamboni

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Dario Gamboni

Professor of Art History
Université de Genève

In Residence

January 2013

July 2014

Research Project

The Museum as Experience. Artist’s and Collector’s Museum

This research project concerns the artist’s or collector’s museum as a monument, Gesamtkunstwerk, and/or hybrid experiential venue on the interface between founders, curators, and visitors.

Research Interests

  • Moderne and contemporary art
  • Iconoclasm
  • Visual ambiguity and equivocation
  • Odilon Redon, Paul Gauguin
  • Art and Space


The Listening Eye. Taking Notes after Gauguin / Das hörende Auge. Aufzeichnungen nach Gauguin, documenta 13 Kassel, Ostfildern: Hatje/Cantz 2011.

The Brush and the Pen. Odilon Redon and Literature, Chicago / London: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

The Underground and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Contexts for la Virgen del Metro, Mexico City 1997–2007, in: Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 31, vol. 95, 2009, p.119-153.

Hodler et les symbolismes, in: Ferdinand Hodler. Die Forschung – Die Anfänge – Die Arbeit – Der Erfolg – Der Kontext, Oskar Bätschmann, Matthias Frehner, and Hans-Jörg Heusser (eds.), Zurich: SIK-ISEA 2009, p. 249-262.

Potential Images. Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Modern Art. London: Reaktion Books 2002.

The Destruction of Art. Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution, New Haven / London: Reaktion Books 1997.


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