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Magdalena Nieslony teaches Global Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at the University of Vienna. In 2013 she received her Ph.D. from the Goethe University Frankfurt; her book about the Russian avant-garde artist Ivan Puni and the discourse of conditionality of painting in Western and Russian art criticism has been published in 2016 (Bedingtheit der Malerei. Ivan Puni und die Moderne Bildkritik, Gebrüder Mann Verlag). Her research addresses the Russian and European avant-gardes, American art after oft the 1970s, the methodology of Art History, and the interrelationship between Art and Art Criticism. She is the co-editor of Theorie². Potenzial und Potenzierung künstlerischer Theorie (with Eva Ehninger, Peter Lang Verlag, 2014), and of Format. Politiken der Normierung in den Künsten ab 1960 (with Yvonne Schweizer, Edition Metzel, 2020), among others. She is currently working on thecritique of the media in the American art of the late 1960s and 1970s.