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The writer and art historian Sara Tröster Klemm holds a Ph.D. in contemporary painting and has written several books as well as numerous articles for newspapers, magazines and international art journals such as the Journal of Art History, the newspaper DIE ZEIT and Contemporary Practices . She provides individual analyses of art works for collectors, museums and galleries and writes texts for catalogues and websites of contemporary artists.

A selection of my publications to date is shown below.

Monographs and Editing:


Tim Eitel. The investigative picture. Levels of reflection in his painting, Univ., Diss., TU Dresden, Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin 2015.


Ed., Global Home - yes Paradise no. With Jörg Danielczyk, Benjamin Dittrich, Stefan Guggisberg, Isabelle Krieg, Mandy Kunze and Khaled Al-Saai. Exhibition catalog, German-English, Dresden / Abu Dhabi 2016.


25. Art in Dresden 1992, yearbook on behalf of the Friends of the Städtische Galerie Dresden - Atelierbegegnung eV, Sandstein Verlag Dresden 2017.


25. Art in Dresden 1991, yearbook, Dresden 2016.


25. Art in Dresden 1990, yearbook, Dresden 2015 (also as ebook ).


The big diagonal. St. Anthony, tormented by demons, Upper Rhine region, around 1520. An image analysis, Mag., FU Berlin, Saarbrücken 2008.



Articles, reviews and essays:




Several catalog articles on Shirin Neshat, Ayman Baalbaki, Kourosh Salehi, Reza Aramesh, Boushra Almutawakel, Khaled Al-Saai and numerous other Arab and Iranian artists, in: Transcending Conflict Art Collection. The Private Collection of Ambassador John Rakolta Jr and Mrs Terry Rakolta, Abu Dhabi / UAE and USA, 2021.


Amanda Boetzkes ; Plastic Capitalism. Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste, Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press 2019, in: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, Regensburg 1/2021.



Coming soon:


From Dr. Caligari, Monty Python to the video clip: Ben Hopkins' “The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz” (1999), in: Film Bild Emotion. Film and art history in the post-cinematographic age ( ZOOM. Perspektiven der Moderne, Vol. 7 ), ed. by Marcus Stiglegger and Christoph Wagner, Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag 2021.


Work hard, play hard: The bon vivant Johann Sebastian Bach between production compulsion, everyday madness and sprawling festivities, essay, publication on request.


Otto Karl Werckmeister. The Political Confrontation of the Arts in Europe from the Great Depression to the Second World War, Heidelberg University Library 2020, in: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, 2021.


Dr. Franziska Ida Neumann, How you can build up a fortune with Picasso & Co. ... and why in the end (not) everyone can get rich with art, FinanzBook Verlag, Munich 2020, in: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, 2021.





Barbara Eschenburg ; Images of nature - views of the world. Landscape painting and natural philosophy from Jan van Eyck to Paul Klee, in: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, Regensburg, 3/2020, pp. 234-246.


The art of motherhood, in:Mothers of the New Age. We advocate child-friendly development, ed. by Sabine Mänken, with a foreword byGerald Hüther , Saarbrücken: Verlag Neue Erde 2020.




The dividing lines. The global culture of protest in the arts of Lisa Chandler, exhibition cat., German / English, Nelson, New Zealand, 2019.


Michael Triegel . Discordia Concors, in: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, Regensburg, 4/2019, pp. 385-396.


Simone Ebert; Botticelli - Signorelli - Michelangelo. On the art policy of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco deʼ Medici, in: Journal of Art History, 2/2019.




To the light, Kurt Bartel! On the rediscovery of a great modern painter, in: Leipziger Blätter , No. 72, Leipzig 2018, pp. 88–91.


Light and change as a concept. The painting by Kurt Bartels, in: Exh. Cat. Kurt Bartel, Passage Verlag, Leipzig 2018.


Perfume, odor and taste: taste and smell made visible in art. From Jan Brueghel the Elder, Adriaen Brouwer, Luigi Russolo, Hannah Höch to fructuoso / wipf, German / English, in: 25 years | 25 years. Bell Flavors & Fragrances GmbH, Leipzig 2018, pp. 120-134.




Presence through Absence: The Series Invisible People (2016) by Eva Borner, text accompanying the exhibition, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2017.




Christian Berger: Repetition and experiment with Edgar Degas, Univ.- Diss., In: Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews, eds. Nils Büttner and Christoph Wagner, Regensburg, 4/2016.


Essay on home and globalization, in: Global Home - yes Paradise no, exhibition cat., German-English, Dresden / Abu Dhabi 2016, pp. 13-17.


Benjamin Dittrich, Stefan Guggisberg, Isabelle Krieg, Khaled Al-Saai, in: Global Home - yes Paradise no, exhibition cat., German-English, Dresden / Abu Dhabi 2016, pp. 25, 31, 37, 50 .


Lisa Chandler's “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow”: A cross-national series of paintings from Leipzig and New Zealand, artist catalog, Nelson, NZ, 11/2016.


Musical descendants. The latest research shows that Bach's students had a great influence on his work - and some of them lived in full swing, in: Die Zeit (Zeit im Osten), December 21, 2016, p. 11 and online.




"Straightforward". Tim Eitel's images between comics and complexity, in: Leipziger Blätter , No. 67, 2015, pp. 61–63.


Omar Zeidan: Between Pop Art, Digital Painting and Arab Abstraction, in: Contemporary Practices. Visual Arts from the Middle East, 03/2015, pp. 90-93 .


The wall is pink! Narration and silence in painting by Franziska Güttler, text for website.


Janus signs and transformation in painting by Marie Carolin Knoth , text accompanying the exhibition, Galerie Leuenroth , Frankfurt / M., 09/2015.




Thomaskantor. Is Bach the inventor of the sabbatical? There is a gap in Johann Sebastian Bach's life's work. Up until now it was assumed that the compositions were lost. Now it is indicated: He simply paused for ten years, in: Die Zeit (Zeit im Osten), February 13, 2014, p. 16 and online.


She gathers under her Shadow: Irene Wellm's current Gouache Paintings, in: Irene Wellm . Second Self, Leipzig 2014, pp. 6-8.




Mandy Kunze (Neo Rauch's master student), essay.




Of gardens, dreams and mysteries. Coherence and polyvalence in the painting of Rosa Loy, in: Neo Rauch. Consideration; Rosa Loy. Gravitation, exhibition cat. Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Ingrid Mössinger (ed.), Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2012, pp. 61-67.


Cat.-No. 1-10; 12–13 on Neo Rauch, ibid., Pp. 28-51.


Rosa Loy. Gravity. “Your canvases are gardens and not parade grounds” (…), in: Kunsttermine, No. 4 (2012), p. 342.


Composers' estate. Post mortem. Beethoven wrote thousands of letters, Mozart hundreds. There is only one known private letter from Johann Sebastian Bach. Researchers believe: There must be more, in: Die Zeit (Time in the East), No. 24, June 6, 2012, p. 12 and online.



The large diagonal : St. Anthony, tormented by demons, Upper Rhine region, around 1520, Saarbrücken 2008.



The blind and the deaf and dumb, short story, in: Literaturcafe.c




Perfect future. Our world in 100 years: modern slaves, automatic scrolls and letters on paper. A fiction, in: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, October 7, 2005, p. 16 and online.



Art. Approaching a country, in: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, May 20, 2003, p. 22 (Parastou Forouhar, Iran, in the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin).


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