Dietrich Diederichsen

Diedrich Diederichsen is a German author, curator and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he has taught the theory, practice and communication of contemporary art since 2006. In the 1980s he was an influential publisher and music journalist, actively participating in the magazines Sounds and Spex. With Anselm Franke, he co-directed Hubert Fichte: Love & Ethnology, an international project combining literature and exhibitions that has been presented in Lisbon, Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro (2017), Santiago de Chile, Dakar, New York (2018) and Berlin, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2019). Diederichsen has continued working on pop music, contemporary art, cinema, theatre, design and politics, and has published many books, including Über Pop-Musik (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2014) and Körpertreffer: Zur Ästhetik der nachpopulären Künste (Suhrkamp, 2017) on his Theodor Adorno lectures.


  • Publication: The Autodidacts: from Van Gogh to Pirosmani, symposium proceedings, 2021
  • Symposium: “The Autodidacts: from Van Gogh to Pirosmani” (20-21.09.2019)