Petra Lange-Berndt is Chair for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg. She has been publishing on the nonhuman and taxidermy (Animal Art, Silke Schreiber 2009), psychedelia and intermedia (Sigmar Polke: We Petty Bourgeois! Comrades and Contemporaries. The 1970s, Walther König 2009/2011), materiality (Materiality: Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery / MIT Press, 2015), as well as concept art (Hanne Darboven: Korrespondenz. Briefe / Letters 1967—1975, Cologne: Walther König 2015, 10 volumes in a box). Her current research is investigating collectivities and communal living in contemporary art. Petra Lange-Berndt has curated a number of exhibitions such as Sigmar Polke: We Petty Bourgeois! Comrades and Contemporaries. The 1970s at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2009-10, with Dietmar Rübel and Dorothee Böhm), a show in three parts that won the Exhibition of the Year award by the International Association of Art Critics (German section); A World of Wild Doubt at the Hamburger Kunstverein (2013, with Dietmar Rübel and Dorothee Böhm, catalogue with Sternberg Press) and Mark Dion: The Academy of Things at the Art Academy, the Albertinum and the Green Vault, Dresden (2014-15, with Dietmar Rübel, catalogue with Walther König).