Horst Bredekamp

Horst Bredekamp

Roles
Interdisciplinary Laboratory
Director, Executive Board
Roles
Interdisciplinary Laboratory
Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik
Phone
030 2093-66209

Horst Bredekamp has been Professor of History of Art at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1993 and has been a Permanent Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2003. In 2000, he founded the project »The technical picture« at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik (Hermann von Helmholtz-Centre for the Study of Cultural Competencies) (HZK), which under his leadership seeks to develop visually critical methods, a theory of pictorial knowledge in the fields of science and technology and medical visualizations. Since 2008, Bredekamp has directed the DFG-Kolleg (German Research Foundation) research training group) »Picture Act and Embodiment«.

Research fields

Romanesque art, early modern art, iconoclasm, history of scientific illustration, art and techniques, history of the »Kunstkammer«, new media, the »Picture Act«.