University of Vienna, Department for Art History

Summer Term 2022

Study Trip From Nussdorf to Bratislava and back. An excursion by bicycle
Exercise How can one describe works of art? (Exercise for STEOP-Assistants)
Thesis Seminar
 for MA- & PhD-Students

Winter Term 2022/23

Seminar The role of visual media in knowledge transfer, knowledge loss and fake news (with Dr. Marta Kravchenko/Ukraine)
Thesis Seminar for MA- & PhD-Students



DIE GOLDENE WAND für Lucia Kellner zum Doppeljubiläum organized by Künstlerhaus Vereinigung plus Presentation of the short film “Originale in Kiste bei Sitzbank!”. Conversation by Martina Pippal, Ingrid Gaier and Isabella Forciniti. Music: Aliosha Biz. Moderation: Tanja Prusnik, President of the Künstlerhaus Vereinigung.
2022, May 31, 6:00 pm, Künstlerhaus Factory, Bösendorferstraße 10, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Invitation (PDF)
Registration (online) – please register for participation!
Photo: Ingrid Gaier, Martina Pippal, Aliosha Biz, Lucia Kellner, Elisabeth M. Gottfried, Isabella Forciniti © Michael Nagl

Ostern – Bilder des Unvorstellbaren. Martina Pippal explains how the Easter mystery came into the picture, and what beautiful blossoms this produces on Radio Klassik. A program by Stefanie Jeller, in the series “Achtung Bibel!”
2022, April 20, 5:30–5:55 p.m.
Listen online broadcast
Abstract (PDF 1.6 MB)

Umgang mit Natur. Eine Tour d’Horizon. Lecture by Martina Pippal and Moderation by Hubert Christian Ehalt organized by Gesellschaft der Freunde der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
2021, December 15, 6:30 p.m., Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien/Billrothhaus, Große Bibliothek, Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna.
Invitation (PDF 1.1 MB)

Der Spiegel in Las Meninas. Video Lecture by Martina Pippal at the Workshop Mirror in theory and practice. New perspective on old questions at the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna, organized by Sandra Hindriks and Maurice Saß
2021, June 17, 11:30 a.m., University of Vienna, Department of Art History, University Campus, Court 9, 1090 Vienna.
Transmitted via Zoom
Program (PDF 107 KB)

Talk with Johann Berger. Elisabeth Juliane Nöstlinger-Jochum in conversation with Martina Pippal and Johann Berger
Begegnungen, December 2020, Galerie Subal, Vienna
Website Johann Berger

Wortkörper – Der Film. Johann Berger in conversation with Martina Pippal
Website Johann Berger

POSTPONED due to Covid-19 lockdown:
Mahler und/oder die Kunst seiner Zeit.
 Lecture by Martina Pippal for Gesellschaft für vergleichende Kunstforschung
Bundesdenkmalamt, Ahnensaal, Hofburg, Säulenstiege, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Website of the Vergleichende


Weihnachtsbilder. Joseph cooks a soup, Mary reads a book, ox and donkey are always present – Martina Pippal speaks about Christmas in the arts on Radio Klassik
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Mahlers Universum. Alma Mahler und die Wiener Secession – Zwischen Landhaus und Jugendstil. Martina Pippal talks about the wife of Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, and the Viennese Avantgarde
Podcast “Saitenwechsel” presented by Gewandhausorchester with Eva Morlang on
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St. Stephen’s Cathedral as a national symbol? Martina Pippal talks about the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna amongst other experts, e.g. Oliver Rathkolb, Danielle Spera etc. Feature by Kerstin Tretina, Broadcast for Radio OE1.
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Linde Waber. Künstlerin – Vernetzerin – Mentorin – mater familias reconsidered in the Era of Saint Corona Art film by Martina Pippal on the occasion of Linde Waber’s 80th birthday. Dubbing of Martina Pippal’s above mentioned essay published in the exhibition catalogue “Linde Waber retrospektiv und Weggefährten” 2010 (Leopold Museum Vienna)
Youtube channel of Martina Pippal
Website celebrating Linde Waber’s anniversary


Überall alleine – Die Malerin Soshana, produced by Werner Müller in 2013 with comments by Martina Pippal, is a 45- minutes Documentary Film about Soshana`s life covering 85 years of her life. The documentary about Soshana won the Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2014! (press release).