Fred Andersson

Fred Andersson
Åbo Akademi University · Faculty of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Although an historian of art and literature by training, with experience of teaching most periods of European cultural history, most of my research has been related to more “contemporary” topics. I have studied visual art, visual communication and visual art criticism after 1950, especially from a semiotic point of view. Since 1998 I have been affiliated with Nordic and international networks for interdisciplinary research in the humanities.
Additional affiliations
September 2008 - present
Åbo Akademi University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Title of docent in art history and visual communication in 2014. Permanent position from 2016 and onwards.
August 2007 - August 2008
Self-employed
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Writing for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and other publications.
March 2002 - July 2007
Lund University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Research and teaching.
Education
May 2001 - February 2008
Lund University
Field of study
  • Art history
September 1997 - May 1998
University of Gothenburg
Field of study
  • Art history, master thesis
September 1992 - May 1997
Karlstads Universitet
Field of study
  • Cultural studies, comparative literature and art history

Publications

Publications (26)
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JAN WIDSTRÖMER-Av inre tvång och kärlek till konsten Palmkrons Solitaire, akryl på duk,40 x 50 cm, 2017. © Fotograf: Fredrik Isakson "Handlar om det unika och ensamt växande konstnärsskapet som inte nöjer sig med att upprepa och självklart avbilda det förväntade. Denna blomma finns ingen annanstans och har aldrig setts tidigare och trotsar därmed a...
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Between norm and deviation in visual culture –pictorial, plastic and icono-plastic rhetoric in images and patterns In this article certain terms and current methodological models of visual rhetorics are introduced, and some examples used in the author’s own teaching are demonstrated. The teaching context is that of the Åbo Akademi University progr...
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The title of this thesis translates as "Elis Eriksson: Objects and Signs" and concerns the life and work of the Swedish artist Elis Eriksson (1906-2006) as analysed from a semiotic point of view. The semiotic theory applied in the thesis is to be regarded as a theory of cultural semiotics or socio-semiotics, explicitly critical towards the rigid ap...
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Leonardo 34.4 (2001) 387-388 The exhibition and conference, Art of the Twenty-First Century, was arranged by the media lab (laboratorio novas technologias nas artes visuales) at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1995. It brought together distinguished international media artists and theorists such as Roy Ascott, Monique Nah...
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Leonardo 34.4 (2001) 388 This CD-ROM (in English: Art Vision: A History of Electronic Art in Spain), on the subject of the history of electronic art in Spain, was produced by the MECAD center in Barcelona and consequently (given the strong regionalism in this very heterogeneous country), the perspective is really Catalan and Basque rather than Span...
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Leonardo 34.4 (2001) 386-387 Is there such a thing as a conceptualist filmmaker? Is not conceptualism in a sense contradictory to filmmaking? The feeling of immersion and narrative in the filmic experience -- is this necessarily the opposite of an intellectual, conceptual standpoint? Takahiko (Taka) Iimura is a Japanese filmmaker and video artist w...
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Leonardo 34.4 (2001) 389 Recent outbursts of Internet-art (or NetArt) enthusiasm (i.e. the NetArt section of last spring's Whitney Biennal, San Francisco MOMA's exhibition Art in Technological Times or Rachel Greene's article about the history of NetArt in the May 2000 Artforum) show an art establishment embracing cyberpunk anarchists. But being no...
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Projects

Projects (4)
Project
Collecting corpuses and developing routines for testing the validity of different sign classifications in visual semiotics. Ongoing work in progress, not yet funded.