Research Funding

As an independent cultural institution, the GUI supports international scholars working in the field of contemporary art theory and related disciplines.

Publication Funding in the Context of the Notes on Uecker Series

In the bilingual series Notes on Uecker, published by the Deutscher Kunstverlag, we present manuscripts by authors engaging with hitherto under-explored areas within Günther Uecker’s oeuvre. In the research year 2024, the GUI will focus on the aspects of nature, the earth, and human beings in their relations with one another, taking Uecker’s body of work as a starting point. A core concern will be an investigation of the term ‘Gestaltung,’ which can be understood as organization, design, or form, and the moral, philosophical, and aesthetic aspects that interconnect with it. We are eagerly expecting research paper submissions, especially those establishing links with materiality in the context of Uecker’s artistic works. 

Our funding program offers support for every step of the publication process, from manuscript production up to the finished book, and covers the costs of editing, translation, image rights, printing, and distribution. Texts can be submitted in English or German and should not exceed 50 standard manuscript pages. 

Please use our online form to apply. We look forward to reading your fresh insights into and in-depth research on Günther Uecker’s work.

Should you wish to submit a longer-format work, such as your dissertation or habilitation, please contact us directly at: 

Dr. Katharina Neuburger
Scholarly Director