Bild, Wissenschaft, Geschlecht

  • Anja Zimmermann


Anja Zimmermann:

Image, Science, Gender

This paper considers the increasing interest in science visualisation in recent years.  The mutation of art history to disciplines such as visual culture (or iconic criticism and iconographic research) raises the problem of the constant recourse to anthropological research traditions, which disregard already established differentiations. The contribution of gender to a visual culture perspective amounts to a deepening differentiation, whereas in turn questions raised by visual culture can enrich the application of gender studies in art history with fresh subjects and new evaluative possibilities. Against the implicitly totalising claim of visual culture, this paper sets a critical gender perspective on visual culture intent on taking into account categories of difference that otherwise risk being lost in the quest for an “anthropology of the image.”