Rune Gade

Rune Gade

Rune Gade (Denmark), Ph.D. in Art
History, Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies,
The University of Copenhagen
runegade@hum.ku.dk

Rune Gade’s main area of research and education is Danish and international contemporary art, focussing among other things on the
history and theory of photography, pornography, gender studies, feminism,performativity, museology, curatorial practices and contemporary art. Publications include NYBRUD – dansk kunst i 1990erne (2006); Kønnet i kroppen i kunsten – selvfremstillinger i samtidskunsten
(2005) og Staser. Teorier om det fotografiske billedes ontologiske status & det pornografiske tableau
(1997). Rune Gade also edited these books:
Performative Realism: Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Media (2005) , Maskuliniteter – køn og kunst
(2001), Krop & æstetik. Tekster om krop og køn i moderniteten, (2000) and Symbolic
Imprints: Essays on Photography and Visual Culture
(1999). He has also contributed substantially to the
anthology Dansk fotografihistorie (2004). From 1994 to 2008 Gade performed as art critic at Dagbladet Information. From 2006 to 2010 he was member of the board of PSi (Performance Studies international), and he formed part of the group that
organized the annual PSi conference in 2008 named Interregnum, which hosted close to 500 praticipants from all over
the globe. Rune Gade is currently chairman of Statens Kunstråd and member of Det Kunsthistoriske Faglige Råd i Center for Kulturarv,
both run by the Ministry for Culture, Denmark.