Publ: «Sprung in den Raum» – Skulpturen bei Alfred Flechtheim

 

Ottfried Dascher (Hg.): Sprung in den Raum Skulpturen bei Alfred Flechtheim
23.5 x 15.8 cm, 504pp,  325 Ills. 
EUR 29.80 / CHF 32.00
ISBN 978-3-03850-023-0
Nimbus Books

The development of sculpture in modern art is still a neglected area in art history. For a long time sculpture was mostly commissioned: monuments, ornamental decoration, or portrait sculpture as immortalization of eminent personalities. The emancipation from the wishes and specifications of clients was ambitious because the production costs for bronze or stone sculpture were significantly higher than for paintings or prints.

ALFRED FLECHTHEIM (1878-1937) was a pioneer of modern sculpture. Around 1910 he acquired Cubist sculptures by Picasso and belonged to the first patrons of Lehmbruck. After establishing his galleries in Düsseldorf (1913) and Berlin (1921), he became an important mediator for young sculptors such as Rudolf Belling, Renée Sintenis, Ernesto de Fiori, Moissey Kogan, Hermann Haller, Arno Breker and G. H. Wolff. Part of his agenda was to create spectacular exhibitions of Degas, Maillol, Laurens, Manolo, Minne, Barlach, Kolbe and others. Through Flechtheim’s activities, the history of sculpture into modernity can be demonstrated in a fascinating way.

This book is edited by Ottfried Dascher and includes contributions by Ursel Berger (Berlin), Yvette Deseyve (Bremen), Jan Giebel (Berlin), Arie Hartog (Bremen), Carolin Jahn (Berlin), Gottlieb Leinz (Essen), Volker Probst (Güstrow), Konrad Schlegel (Wien), Helen Shiner (Oxford), Katja Terlau (Köln), Esther Tisa Francini (Zürich), Beatrice Vierneisel (Berlin), Julia Wallner (Berlin) und Stephan von Wiese (Berlin).

 

TIAMSA at this year’s Art Basel, Basel, 15 June, 17

Art Basel and TIAMSA are teaming up in a round table (‘Conversation‘) entitled ‘New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?’ TIAMSA will be represented by Olav Velthuis, TIAMSA president, who will discuss the subject with Lindsay Pollock, Bob Rennie, Adam Sheffer and Pierre Valentin; the conversation will be moderated by András Szántó. The round table will take place at this year’s Art Basel mother fair in Basel (Messeplatz 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland). Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA Chair, will also be present.

Public/ Private | New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?

This talk addresses the rapidly changing business environment of art. Across the artworld, established but opaque ways of doing business are increasingly seen as a hindrance, not an advantage. Governments are eager to enact regulations, investment-minded collectors and analysts are pressing for greater transparency. Information is flowing more freely: It is no longer a question of whether data becomes available, but when, where, and on whose terms. The institutional sector is also under scrutiny, as funders demand accountability and clarity about the role of private interests. How will the artworld keep up with these developments? What can be done to modernize and professionalize the market without stifling its dynamism? What are the new rules of the art economy to follow?

Lindsay Pollock, former Editor-in-Chief, Art in America, New York; Olav Velthuis, Professor, Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam, and President, TIAMSA, Amsterdam; Adam Sheffer, Partner, Cheim & Read, and President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York; Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP, London; Bob Rennie, Collector, Vancouver.

Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York.

CONF: Annual Third Year Postgraduate Symposium (London, 8-9 Jun 17)

London, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, Strand, June 8 – 09, 2017
Registration deadline: Jun 7, 2017

The Courtauld’s New Research Symposium 2017 is a platform for third-year PhD candidates to present and exchange their research to their peers, the wider scholarly community and the public. Ranging from medieval England to contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina via Renaissance Florence the conference will bring questions concerning materiality, identity and institutions to bear on art and politics. Whether performing a close analysis of a late-fifteenth-century altarpiece frame or a Marxist reading of photographic technologies after the 2008 financial crisis, what are the pressing methodological questions for the discipline? This conference provides a place to consider how the cohort has been collectively thinking through critical challenges and new directions for the History of Art.

Including a keynote by Lynda Nead (Pevsner Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London)

Free, all welcome, but booking required:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-third-year-postgraduate-symposium-tickets-34656949870

Attendees are welcome to come to a single session if they wish.

PROGRAM for Part of Friday, June 9

11:30–12:25 Session 6: Modernisms, Materials, Markets

Giovanni Casini: ‘A Dealer’s “Dictatorship”? Giorgio de Chirico, Léonce Rosenberg and the Parisian Art Market in the late 1920s’

Rachel Mustalish: ‘Arthur Dove: Modernism through Materials’

12:30–13:25 Session 7: Collections and Canons

Naomi Speakman: The Virtuoso Appetite: The Medieval Antiquities of Ralph Bernal’

Imogen Tedbury: ‘After the “game of grab”: collecting, displaying and selling Sienese painting after the “Burlington Magazine wars” of 1903’

Apply now: Digital Humanities, Forschungsverbund MWW

Marbach / Weimar / Wolfenbüttel
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2017

The three institutions of the research group Forschungsverbund MWW seek applications for research fellowships in the field of digital humanities, preferably for six months (min. 3 months, max. 12 months). The program is interdisciplinary and is aimed at young academics (with a master’s, diploma or similar degree) from Germany and abroad. The proposed project must be related one of the projects or collections of at least one of the three institutions and apply methods of “digital humanities” (for example, markup procedures for editions, stylometry, topic modeling, visualization etc.). ). It is recommended to contact the collection managers for further information on the archives and stocks to be processed in the run-up to the application.

[Further information in German]

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Exh.: Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer, Berlin, May-Sept 2017

Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer
May 21, 2017 – September 17, 2017

The role played by Alfred Flechtheim (1878–1937) in the history of twentieth-century European art cannot be underestimated. He dealt in his galleries with the most important artworks of his time and was a charismatic driving force for artists, museums and collectors. His publication “Querschnitt” was one of the Weimar Republic’s most intellectually stimulating avant-garde magazines. Flechtheim was surrounded by such popular celebrities as Max Schmeling and illustrious artists like Renée Sintenis. Defamed by anti-Semitic hostilities and threatened by the Nazis, he emigrated from Germany in 1933 and died in exile in 1937. Continue reading “Exh.: Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer, Berlin, May-Sept 2017”

CFP: The Art Salon in the Arab Region (Beirut, 27-28 Oct 17)

Beirut, October 27 – 28, 2017
Deadline: Jun 5, 2017

Contextualising the Art Salon in the Arab Region

The Orient-Institut Beirut and the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum are organizing a symposium on 27-28 October 2017 that aims to contextualize the art salon in the Arab region. The symposium, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, brings together researchers and curators, artists and critics to discuss the emergence of the art salon in the region in the colonial and post-colonial context, reflect on knowledge circulations between Europe and the Middle East, and analyse the function of the art salon in relation to collecting practices and the public. To disseminate the research findings, a publication will be prepared to be published in time for the Sursock Museum’s next Salon d’Automne in November 2018.

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CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

RSA New Orleans 2018
Northerners in Italy: Negotiating Style, Art Markets, and Comunità
Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Sponsored Session

 

The lure of Italy enticed hundreds of northern European artists to cross the Alps during the early modern period in search of artistic inspiration and fame in centers such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. How these artists negotiated their new surroundings, however, depended upon economic and social factors specific to each particular center. Recent studies focused upon artistic migration, emerging art academies, and expanding art markets in Italy have highlighted how complex and mercurial this process could be. However, a broader study that identifies consistent patterns concerning artistic mobility is still needed. This session seeks to address this lacuna, probing further the process of acclimation for northern European artists in Italy and the effect of travel on artistic practice and theory.

We invite proposals that consider the following:
– The role of networks in Italy for supporting foreign artists; and how these networks may have shifted and changed over time and within particular regions.
– The significance of community between local and foreign, including institutions and organizations.
– The meaning and nature of acclimation processes, such as negotiation, synthesis, integration, and assimilation.
– The effect of travel on artistic production, including experimentation with new techniques, materials, and styles in various contexts and centers.
– The art markets in Italy, and the role of northern European artists in their expansion and professionalization.
– The relationship between travel, mobility, and artistic theory in northern Europe and Italy during the early modern period.
– Artistic identity and identity formation among foreign artists and communities.

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers and must include a title, abstract of no more than 150 words, keywords, a C.V. of 300 words (no prose), and a short bio. Speakers will need to be members of RSA at the time of the conference.

Please send your submission to Erin Downey (edowney1@swarthmore.edu) and Sophia Quach McCabe (sqmccabe@umail.ucsb.edu) by 22 May 2017. Applicants will be notified before 1 June.

Reference:
CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18). In: H-ArtHist, May 15, 2017 (accessed May 18, 2017).