Sarah Kisner

2009 BA of Art/Art History
University of Dallas, Irving, TX

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Sarah Constance Kisner

Bachelor of Arts/Art History '09
Master Candidate at Maastricht University, Netherlands


I am currently working on a two year research Master in the Cultures of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST) at Maastricht University. Master's candidates in this program are taught a range of methods to analyze aspects of contemporary culture that may have otherwise been hidden within a traditional empirical research framework. Focusing on the interplay between key concepts such as progress, creativity, and experiment, the CAST program enables in-depth research to reach critical heights, often focusing on international issues crucial to the development and sustainability of our societies. I hope to take a closer look at high art as it is related to mass culture, and the ways this has changed in the 20th century with the profusion of technology.

Now in my second year of the Master's program, I spent the past fall semester completing a research internship with Dr. Claire Bishop at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. During this time I assisted Dr. Bishop with research on a trend found among a number of contemporary artists; that of repurposing, quoting, or archiving Modernism. This spring I will complete my Master's thesis with Dr. Renée van de Vall as my advisor.

Below you can find a short comic strip I made to explain my research internship in New York to my fellow classmates:

Sarah Kisner's Comic

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