JOB: 2 pos­i­tions – Research Assist­ant (Postdoc), ‘Translocations’, TU Berlin

Salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

“We Want to Go Back Home” – caricature published for the sale of Yves Saint Laurent’s & Pierre Bergé’s collection (2009) Lupe © www.cl2000.com

Part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The research cluster “Trans­lo­ca­tions” at the Insti­tute for Art His­tory and His­tor­ical Urban Stud­ies at the Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is seek­ing to hire two postdoc­toral research­ers for its team. The pro­ject is fun­ded through the Gottfried Wil­helm Leib­niz-Prize of the DFG, awar­ded to Prof. Dr. Béné­dicte Savoy in 2016. The research cluster will study large-scale dis­place­ments of cul­tural assets from antiquity to the 20th cen­tury such as: art theft and spo­li­ation organ­ized by the state in times of war and occu­pa­tion, seizure of cul­tural goods dur­ing colo­ni­al­ism, dis­place­ments as a res­ult of a par­ti­tion of excav­a­tion dis­cov­er­ies or research exped­i­tions, mater­ial dia­spora of entire civil­iz­a­tions exped­ited by the art trade, and con­fis­ca­tions jus­ti­fied through ideo­logy, nation­al­iz­a­tion, or en masse dis­posal of private prop­erty. The key object­ive of “Trans­lo­ca­tions” is to com­pile a com­pre­hens­ive selec­tion of his­tor­ical find­ings in order to deliver ori­ent­a­tion and dir­ec­tion for deal­ing with the chal­lenges posed by this topic now and in the future. For fur­ther inform­a­tion on the research cluster see www.kuk.tu-berlin.de/menue/translocations/parameter/en. Continue reading “JOB: 2 pos­i­tions – Research Assist­ant (Postdoc), ‘Translocations’, TU Berlin”

CFP: The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets (Berlin, 16-18 Nov, 2017)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2017
The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets

Berlin, Germany
16–18 November 2017

Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2017

Download the CFP here

The history of state or public museums has been the focus of numerous symposiums and publications. Yet astonishingly little research has considered private museums, even though the number of private art museums has risen dramatically over the past two decades. According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), there are now more private museum spaces in the world than public ones. The majority of these museums are in China, South Korea, the US and Germany, though private museums have been established also in Benin, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, India, Japan, Cameroon, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, among other countries.

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JOB: Research Associate / Postdoc, LMU Munich (apply by May 1, 2017)

Job @ METROMOD, Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile, an ERC funded project at the Institute for Art History of the LMU Munich

Salary Range: 13 TV-L
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 3 years, with the option of up to additional 20 months (until 5/2022)

LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. The University is situated at the heart of Munich.

Job Description
Applications are sought for a Research Associate/Postdoc (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/in) on the new European Research Council funded project “METROMOD: Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile” led by Professor Dr. Burcu Dogramaci and based at the LMU Institute for Art History. Applications from the disciplines of art history, architectural history, urban history, planning history or related research fields are welcome.
We are offering one three-year post-doctoral position starting in September 2017 at the earliest. After a positive evaluation the contract can be extended for up to 20 months (until May 2022 maximum).

The Project
Breaking new ground, METROMOD proposes a rewriting of modern art history as a history of global interconnections, spurred by migration movements and rooted in cities. Revising the historiography of modern art, which still continues to be dominated by the hegemonic and normative narratives of (Western) European Modernism and ignores the significance of exile movements, METROMOD conceptualizes art history as a result of interrelations and negotiations in global contact zones, unstable flows, transformations and crises. The conceptual triangle of modernism, migration and the metropolis forms the foundation of an innovative comparative, interdisciplinary methodology. In its analysis, METROMOD focuses on the first half of the 20th century. During this era the modern movement emerged as a paradigm in art and architecture, and rapid urbanization took place globally; thousands of persecuted European modern artists fled their homes, re-establishing their practices in metropolises across the world. Reflecting both the geographical extent of these exile movements and their local urban impact METROMOD examines 6 key migrant destinations—the global cities of Buenos Aires, New York, London, Istanbul, Mumbai (ehemals Bombay) und Shanghai—following three main objectives: 1. to explore transformations in urban topographies, identifying artistic contact zones and places of transcultural art production; 2. to investigate networks of exiled and local artists as well as collaborative projects and exhibitions; and 3. to analyse art publications and discourse generated in centres of exile. Digital mapping will locate sites of artistic migration in the cities and demonstrate linkages between transforming metropolises and flows of people and objects around the world.

 

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Junior-Professorship of Cultural Heritage/Provenance Research, LMU München

Junior-Professorship of Cultural Heritage/Provenance Research, LMU München
Application deadline: Apr 24, 2017

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of History and Art invites applications for a Junior-Professorship (W1) for a period of 3 years of Cultural Heritage/Provenance Research commencing as soon as possible.

The primary tasks of the successful candidate will include research and teaching that explores historic and contemporary issues of cultural heritage, provenance research, and the art market. Intensive cooperation with Munich’s Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in the field of provenance research is also expected.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, teaching skills at the university level and an aptitude for an academic career, usually evidenced by the excellent quality of a doctoral degree. If the applicant was employed as a research assistant either before or after obtaining the doctoral degree, the entire duration of the period of employment and of the doctoral degree should not exceed six years.

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Art policy in National Socialism (Freiburg i. Breisgau, 30 Mar-13 Jul 17)

Art and propaganda: art policy in national socialism
and its aftermath  – 
Kunst und Propaganda: Kunstpolitik im Nationalsozialismus und ihre Nachwirkungen

Freiburg i. Breisgau, 30.03. – 13.07.2017

On the occasion of the special exhibition National Socialism in Freiburg, the Circle of Friends Augustinermuseum e.V. is organizing a series of lectures on art politics, policies and regulations and the art of the National Socialists [in German].

Thursday, March 30, 7.oopm
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zuschlag (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Kunst und Kunstpolitik im Nationalsozialismus

Thursday, May 18, 7.oopm
Dr. Tessa Rosebrock (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe)
Provenienzforschung in Theorie und Praxis. Erwartungen – Möglichkeiten – Grenzen

Thursday, July 13, 7.oopm
Dr. Tilmann von Stockhausen (Städtische Museen Freiburg)
Das Augustinermuseum im Nationalsozialismus

Exhibition open until 7.00pm on the days of the lectures.
Entrance: 7 Euro non-members; free for members of the Freundeskreises.
Venue: Skulpturenhalle, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg i. Brsg.

Reference:
ANN: Kunstpolitik im Nationalsozialismus (Freiburg i. Breisgau, 30 Mar-13 Jul 17). In: H-ArtHist, Mar 21, 2017 (accessed Mar 28, 2017).

CFP: Collateral Events and Pavilions at the Venice Biennale (St. Andrews, 24 Nov 17)

The Politics of Display: Collateral Events and Pavilions at the Venice Biennale

School of Art History, University of St Andrews, November 24, 2017
Deadline: Apr 24, 2017

During the late 1990s, the structure of the Venice Biennale underwent a dramatic overhaul, expanding into the Arsenale buildings that once housed the city’s shipyards and armouries. Its interconnecting rooms provide a counterpoint to the Giardini’s national pavilions, and the greater curatorial fluidity that this enables has been further extended through the introduction of collateral pavilions and events. These now proliferate throughout the Biennale, offering sites through which artists and curators can explore the charged issues of transnationalism, resurgent nationalism, and globalization. As was particularly evident in Okwui Enwezor’s 2015 Biennale, these interventions can resonate strongly with both Venice’s long history of maritime trading, and the current challenges it faces as a city inhabited primarily by tourists, in a continent struggling to respond coherently to the on-going refugee crisis, with an ecology that has been tangibly affected by climate change. While critics rightly continue to challenge the out-dated nature of the Biennale’s underlying structures, its vast expenditure and excess, and its imbrication in commercial markets, it is now an expanded and contested field of activity, in which the politics of representation and display are constant and highly charged. Continue reading “CFP: Collateral Events and Pavilions at the Venice Biennale (St. Andrews, 24 Nov 17)”

CFP: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics & Collecting (Glasgow / Mount Stuart, 2-4 Oct 17)

CFP: Art of Power: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics and Collecting in Enlightenment Britain

The Hunterian
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland
October 2 – 04, 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017

In 2017, the Mount Stuart Trust and The Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, will host a major exhibition merging art, biography, politics and cultural history. “Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection” uncovers the fascinating Enlightenment figure, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792), and his collection of rarely-seen masterpieces.

The Bute Collection was largely formed in the eighteenth century by John Stuart, the first Scottish-born Prime Minister and ‘favourite’ of George III. A three-day symposium, inspired by themes explored in the exhibition, seeks to bring together established and early career scholars from different faculties and professional backgrounds to discuss the dynamic interplay between art, politics and collecting so evident in the life of the 3rd Earl of Bute.

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