BA (ED) Fine Arts (UP); BA (Hons) (Art History)(UP); MA (Visual Studies) (UP)
Tel: +27 12 420 4164
Jenni Lauwrens teaches History of Art and Visual Communication in the Department of Visual Arts. Her research interests include the disciplinary complexities wrought by the relationship between Art History and visual culture with a particular interest in how this relationship affects art education practice. Other topics include the complexity of contemporary visuality, vision, sight and the construction of seeing particularly as they are manifested in contemporary society, phenomenology of perception, postcolonial theory, ideological critiques of visual culture.
Lauwrens, J. 2012. Welcome to the revolution: the sensory turn and art history. Journal of Art Historiography 7:1-17.
Lauwrens, J. 2010/2011. Disciplining image in visual culture studies: plotting a course. Scope: contemporary research topics. Art & design 5&6:24-33.
Lauwrens, J. 2012. Can you see what I mean? An exploration of the limits of vision in anti-ocularcentric contemporary art. De Arte 85:26-41.
Lauwrens, J. 2008. Sightseeing in art and visual culture. Image & Text 14:18-28.
Lauwrens, J. 2005. Do good fences make good neighbours? Reviewing disciplinary borders in art history and visual culture studies. De Arte 72:49-57.
Lauwrens, J. 2012. “Is new art history new enough? A South African perspective”, After the new art history. University of Birmingham. 26-27 March.
Lauwrens, J. 2006. “The contested relationship between art history and visual culture studies: a South African perspective”, Transformation/s in Visual Culture, SAVAH annual conference, Vaal University of Technology, Van der Bijl Park, 7-10 September.
Lauwrens, J. 2008. “’Sight-seeing’ through the visual in Art History and Visual Communication”, Education Innovation Quest: A Century in the Service of Knowledge. EDUVATE. University of Pretoria. 25-27 June.
Lauwrens, J. 2008. “The future of the disciplined image: plotting a course”, International Conference on the Arts in Society. Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design. 28-31 July.
Lauwrens, J. 2009. “A speculation on representations of the (in)visible in contemporary ‘new media’ art works,” SAVAH annual conference, UP, Pretoria, 9-11 July.