Marga van Mechelen teaches on theoretical issues and debates that are relevant for the contemporary art practice and put them in an (art)historical or philosophical perspective. In former years she taught courses on the history and historiography of Modern Art (Modern Art revisited/ Art since 1900) and the interdisciplinary courses: Abjection and Transgression in which art practices (visual, theatrical, literary and cinematographic practices) were discussed in relation to the theoretical concepts of Freud, Bataille and Kristeva, and another called Dutch art, culture and politics of the sixties and seventies.


- Semiotics and Art History (historiography)

- Modernism versus the Avant-Gardes and Post-Modernism

- Post-structural views on modern and post-modern art

- Word and Image relations in Conceptual Art

- Performance Art and performativity

- Contemporary and new media art

- Abjection and Transgression (the theoretical approaches of Georges Bataille and Julia Kristeva)

- Dutch Art and Culture of the Sixties and Seventies

- Art and Globalization

- Thinking Contemporary Art (MA course)

- Video Art

- Conceptual Art

- Chinese contemporary art