Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History Institute for Art History
University of Bern
08. – 09. November 2018
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market
Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) belongs categorically to the group of the most influential actors in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century art market. Despite the fact that Bode’s international agency has long been recognized, it has not sustained a focused attention. Certain aspects have received due scrutiny, for instance the acquisitions for the Royal Museums in Berlin, as well as Bode’s complex relations to particular art dealers and private collectors. To completely understand Bode’s agency within the art marketplace, however, a more detailed and de-mystifying analysis is required. Thus, the aim of the conference is to dedicate exclusive attention to Bode’s involvement in the art trade and his multi-faceted role in the art marketplace of his time. Bode navigated the international art market by adopting different, often contradictory identities: he was an expert, a connoisseur and an advisor, but also a strategic buyer and a ruthless competitor. How did these roles intertwine? Where and when was he an innovator, a precursor, a pioneer or a rule-breaker? Continue reading “CFP: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)”→
Please note that you have to register for this conference: a link for the general registration is at the bottom of this page, links for special events (to be booked separately) are embedded in the programme. TIAMSA members go free!
THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
15:00-17:00 – Tour of viennacontemporary Austria’s International Art Fair (conference participants receive a complimentary pass)
Meeting Point: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_viennacontemp.eventbrite.com
15:00-17:00 – Dealer Archives and Provenance Research at the Belvedere An Insiders’ Tour with Christian Huemer and Monika Mayer (Belvedere Research Center)
Meeting Point: Belvedere Research Center, Rennweg 4, 1030 Vienna Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_belvederetour.eventbrite.com
17:30-19:00 – The Art Market and the Internet Venue: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna [access included in your conference ticket]
On the Podium:
Kristina Kulakova (viennacontemporary)
Sophie Neuendorf (artnet Worldwide Corp.)
Anna Maja Spiess (Artsy)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Moderator: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
CONFERENCE DINNER (open to all, registration required) 19:15 at the nearby ‘Paul and the Monkeys’ which will be open just for us: Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, 1030 Wien
15€ p.p. for food, collected on the night; drinks to be paid separately. Registration required (closes Sept 15th). Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_dinner.eventbrite.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL CHARGE A 15€ FEE FOR CANCELLATIONS THAT REACH US AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSURE
FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018 Belvedere 21, Blickle Kino, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)
Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)
Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
Conference in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Museum of Architecture/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu
Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg, Museum of Architecture Breslau/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu, Silesian Museum in Görlitz
Walter Gropius’s communicative skills can be credited with the fact that the architectural modern movement of the 1920 and 30s is often subsumed under the term ‘Bauhaus’, and its global expansion is above all attributed to the influence of Bauhaus teachers and students in exile. The 100-year Bauhaus jubilee of 2019 is the perfect occasion to broaden this perspective and to bring other hubs of modernity and its networks into the focus.
Eastern Europe deserves special attention in this context. After World War I, the modern movement (Neues Bauen) became a symbol of progress and economic success in the newly constituted states. Despite the political antagonisms between the fallen empires and the new national states, artistic connections were maintained across the newly drawn borders, such as between the Russian constructivists and the Polish avant-garde, or they were newly formed, such as between the Breslau and Warsaw architectural scenes.
The platforms of this transnational exchange form the focal point of the conference: educational institutes – including offerings such as Ernst May’s ‘Frankfurt Course for Neues Bauen’ – study trips, exhibitions, competitions, expert journals, etc., up to the International Congresses for Modern Architecture/Congrès Internationaux d’ Architecture Moderne (CIAM) that were called to life in 1928.
One departure point will be the Breslau Art Academy, which nurtured close contact to Poland and Hungary. Moreover, in the late 1920s the ‘Bauhauslers’ Oskar Schlemmer and George Muche took up residence here.
The conference will take place in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Museum of Architecture/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu, which both own extensive collections on the Breslau Art Academy and the architectural history of the cities. The conference is being convened in the context of an exhibition on Adolf Rading in the Museum of Architecture Breslau. An excursion to constructions of the Breslau modern period is planned for 18.01.2019.
The conference will be held in German, English and Polish.
Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed, if funding applications prove successful.
Please send in your exposé for a presentation (c. 2000 characters), a short CV with your email and address as well as details of your current work (1000 characters max.) by 1 August 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PD Dr. habil. Beate Störtkuhl
Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa
Johann-Justus-Weg 147 a
D- 26127 Oldenburg
Fon: +49 441 9619514 http://www.bkge.de
Kalisz, The Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts
Adam Mickiewicz University
October 18 – 19, 2019
Deadline: Nov 15, 2018
Artistic contacts between political blocs after World War II in Central Europe: visual arts, power, cultural propaganda
Conference Programme Assumptions
The resolutions of the Yalta Conference left the part of Europe that was geographically closer to the Soviet Union under the control of Kremlin’s politics. The „Big Brother’s” oversight stretched over Poland in its new borders, East Germany (GDR), Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania. This traumatic political change led to far-reaching economic, social and cultural transformations. Years later, Piotr Piotrowski, in his now classic work „In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe” asked, as if defiantly: is there, in fact, such a thing as Eastern Europe? Is it something real or just a phantasmagoric projection? Does its culture function as something ‘other’ than European culture? Certainly, Eastern Europe has been a political construction which in part contains the contours of the historically determined Central Europe, and its tradition is vital to this discussion [about art]. For this scholar, „the work of art is not approached as an autonomous aesthetic form, but rather as a dynamic structure involved in various relations of power, social processes, and political tensions of the post-war years. (id., Meanings of Modernism). Who is then the author whose work’s structure reveals „ various relations of power”? Continue reading “CFP: Artistic contacts after WW II in Central Europe (Kalisz, 18-19 Oct 2019)”→
Christinenstraße 18-19, Haus 8
June 22, 2018
3:00 -9:00 p.m.
Public part of the 2-day working session programme of Global Asia / Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) 2018 in Berlin
Co-constituting the Global addresses the lived entanglements of the global that are not adequately theorized by notions of the global and the local, which bifurcate experiences that are necessarily co-constituting. It will take up the question of how artworks, artists, cultural producers, art historians, historians, and theorists who simultaneously exist on multiple and intertwining scales, co-constitute the global in relation with one another through meaning making/world-making processes of (critical) interconnecting, social networks, transnational/transcultural historiography, the circulation of objects, and imagined communities. Continue reading “CONF: Co-Constituting the Global (Berlin, 22 Jun 18)”→
This workshop, organized by CEFRES, the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ÚDU AV ČR), the National Gallery in Prague (NG) and the Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University (ÚDU FF UK) is open to PhD students, post doctoral students and young researchers. The workshop is centered on French art history from the viewpoint of the cultural transfer theory. It will touch upon various aspects of the spreading of French culture and art in the field of painting, sculpture, architecture or art collections. Our discussions will be initiated by a keynote speech by professor Marek Zgórniak (Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and closed by a lecture by Michael Werner (CNRS-EHESS, Paris).
Embodying Value: Representing Money in the Early Modern Period
Deadline: July 16, 2018
Joanna Woodall and Natasha Seaman, co-organizers
As media of exchange, coins were essential to trade and economic development in the early modern period. Their double-sided form and the precious materials from which they were made had deep resonance in European culture and beyond. The efficacy of coins depended on faith in their inherent value, yet they were subject to debasement and counterfeiting. This session seeks papers that explore the signifying potential of money in works of art and how abstract concepts of value intersect with and are figured in material and monetary forms. While the art market may have some relevance to this subject, papers selected will have as their primary focus the particular character of coins and other means of exchange as physical and semiotic entities, money as it appears within images and texts, and how concepts of money and currency can inform our understanding of works of art in this period. Continue reading “CFP: Embodying Value (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)”→