The project “OwnReality. To Each His Own Reality” is the result of a collective input. It would not have been possible without the support of the research assistants, proofreaders, translators, graphic designers, webmasters, administrators, doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and professors who collaborated with us. The archives, libraries, museums and institutions which placed source material at the disposal of the researchers, as well as the personalities who agreed to be interviewed – all of them constituted the heart of our research. The European Research Council (ERC) financed the project, the German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) and its successive directors hosted it. We hereby thank all these contributors to the completion of this project.


Were involved in the processing of the results of the project:

Development of online platform and research tool: Moritz Schepp

Web design: Ulli Neutzling Designbüro

Design, creation and support of the project’s first homepage (www.own-reality.org, 2013-2017): Rainer Jochim

Database (ProWeb): Martin Vandebosch

Translation: Virginie de Bermond-Gettle, Aline Bonnefoy, Jeanne Bouniort, Andrew Brenner, Dorota Felman, Françoise Joly, Sarah Tooth Michelet, Odile Montpetit, Charles Penwarden, Simon Pleasance, Silke Schmickl, Timothy Stroud, Daniel Ungar

Proofreading: Françoise Clausse, Maja Stark, Kerstin Germer, Sarah Tooth Michelet, François Tison

Layout of PDFs: Jacques-Antoine Bresch

Interns: Louise Bannwarth, Mats Goch, Youri Hammache, Zoé Ira-Flynn, Magali Ksibi-Becker, Rivka Susini








The project “OwnReality. To Each His Own Reality. The notion of the real in the fine arts of France, West Germany, East Germany and Poland between 1960 and 1989” has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 263560.