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Alexandra Karg

Alexandra Karg
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Hey! I am Alexandra Karg. I am researching, writing and lecturing on topics in the field of art and culture. In my hometown of Berlin I completed my studies in literature and art history. Since then I have been working as a journalist and writer. Besides writing, it is my passion to read, travel and visit museums and galleries. On TheCollector.com you will find articles by me about art and culture, especially about topics referring to the 20th century and the present.

8 Famous Artworks From The Young British Artist Movement (YBA)

  The Young British Artists (YBAs) are a group of young artists who emerged in the 1980s. Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and Garry Hume are...

6 Great Female Artists Who Had Long Been Unknown

  From the Renaissance to today, there have been many great female artists who have pushed creative boundaries. However, they have too often been overlooked...

How To Collect Digital Art

  Digital art or New Media Art is an art form that is still largely unknown to many people and even art connoisseurs. Sure, it...

6 Iconic Street Art Murals In Los Angeles And Their Artists

  Painted house facades and city walls characterize the cityscape of Los Angeles. There is a long tradition behind it, which already found its way...

5 More Fun Facts About Louise Bourgeois

  Louise Bourgeois was a Surrealist artist born in Paris in 1910. In 1938 she moved to New York with her husband, the art historian...

Hilma af Klint: 6 Facts About A Pioneer In Abstract Art

  Though the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint has been unknown to a large part of the world during her lifetime, today she stands in...

7 Facts About Legendary Performance Artist Carolee Schneemann

  Carolee Schneemann occupies a special position in the art of the 1960s and 1970s. She is considered a pioneer of feminist performance art. In...

7 Famous And Influential Women In Performance Art

  Female performance art during the mid-20th-century was closely linked with the evolution of second-wave feminism and political activism. Their work became increasingly expressive and...

Adrian Piper Is The Most Important Conceptual Artist Of Our Time

  It is not easy to classify and grasp the versatile work of Adrian Piper. The work of the 71-year-old artist is determined by various...

Ed Ruscha’s Innovative Approach To Artist’s Books

  The American artist Ed Ruscha is associated with the rise of the Pop art movement as well as conceptual art. Ruscha has worked in...

Conceptual Art: The Revolutionary Movement Explained

  Ed Ruscha started this project in the 1960s and is still working on his documentation of Los Angeles today. In the past decades,...

Christian Schad: Important facts about the German artist and his work

The German painter Christian Schad, born in 1894, was one of the most important representatives of the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit

5 Things You Need To Know About Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was an important representative of Austrian expressionism. Although the artist had a very short life and career – Schiele died at the age of 28 – his oeuvre was extensive.

Henri Matisse: 8 outstanding paintings by the French Fauvist

The French artist Henri Matisse is one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Besides painting, he worked in a variety of media such as sculpture and paper cut-outs.