University of Vienna, Department for Art History

Summer Term 2021

Seminar Symbolism in (Central) Europe – regional and national forms within the symbolist movement
Seminar for STEOP-Assistants How can one describe works of art?
Thesis Seminar for MA- & Doctorate-Students

Winter Term 2021/22

Seminar Symbolism and Neosymbolisms
Lecture Christian Art in the Making – The Beginnings of Christian Art. Content, Form, Function, Technique.
Thesis Seminar for MA- & PhD-Students



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 (registration required)
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 for spring 2021 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


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).