ANN: Registration is open for the Talking Galleries 7th edition Barcelona Symposium: January 21-22, 2019

Talking Galleries is proud to announce its 7th Barcelona Symposium to take place on January 21-22, 2019, at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

The Barcelona Symposium is a two-day conference, a unique place for the prominent art world figures to debate and reflect on various aspects of art gallery management. Adam Sheffer, former President of ADAA and Vice president of Pace Gallery, described it as ‘a sort of the Davos of the art world, when people can get together globally and talk about issues facing the entire industry.’

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ANN: Bonner Gesprächskreis Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2019, 19 Uhr s.t., Universität Bonn

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

es freut uns sehr, dass wir unseren Bonner Gesprächskreis zum Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht mit folgender Veranstaltung fortsetzen können:

Ministerialdirektor Dr. Günter Winands, Staatssekretär a.D.,Amtschef bei der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Das Kulturgutschutzgesetz.

Zwischenbilanz einer grundlegenden Reformdes Kulturgutschutzes in Deutschland. 

Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2019, 19.00 Uhr, Hörsaal G

Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn

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Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie unsere Einladung an interessierte Personen in Ihrem Umfeld weiterleiten.

ANN: Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM) event: Geneva, 1st February 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the third Responsible Art Market Initiative conference:

A Responsible Art Market in Practice

Friday, 1 February 20198:30 am–1:00 pmGeneva

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CONF: La “diaspora” des artistes venitiens (Paris, 12-13 Dec 18)

Paris, Auditorium du Louvre/ Institut Culturel Italien, December 12 – 13, 2018

La “diaspora” des artistes vénitiens et les échanges artistiques en Europe au XVIIIe siècle

L’exposition Éblouissante Venise. Venise, les arts et l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 26 septembre 2018 – 21 janvier 2019) propose un parcours de la civilisation vénitienne du XVIIIe siècle au travers d’un choix de peintures, sculptures, objets d’art, costumes et instruments de musique.

À cette occasion l’auditorium du Louvre organise un colloque en collaboration avec l’Institut Culturel Italien et l’Association des Historiens de l’Art Italien (AHAI), qui portera sur la diaspora des artistes vénitiens et les échanges artistiques en Europe au XVIIIe siècle. Ce rayonnement de Venise au-delà de ses frontières constitue une singularité et s’explique par différents facteurs économiques, diplomatiques et politiques au-delà du génie propre aux artistes qui attire les mécènes les plus puissants. Le colloque se propose d’approfondir certains des aspects les plus complexes et les plus riches de ce phénomène.

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ANN: Share and Connect: Databases for Art Market Studies; TIAMSA meeting at the College Art Association (CAA)

New York City, 15 February 2019, 12:30-1:30pm – Share and Connect: Databases for Art Market Studies; TIAMSA meeting at the College Art Association (CAA) Conference (Chaired by Clarissa Ricci, Iuav University of Venice and Sandra van Ginhoven, Getty Research Institute).

Databases and digital techniques frequently challenge current approaches to research, not least through the introduction of a new vocabulary. While this opens some exciting perspectives, the use of such tools requires careful consideration and modelling of key concepts and relationships. This ‘Share and Connect’ meeting is open both to TIAMSA scholars and other colleagues interested in the use of databases and digital techniques for art market studies who wish to share their different methodological approaches, questions and insights. The aim of the meeting is to form an international group around the use of databases in art market studies in order to expand our field of inquiry. It is open to all visitors of the CAA conference.

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ANN: Exhibiting (and) History (Rome, 6-7 Dec 18)

Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, December 6 – 07, 2018


Concept and organization: Maria Bremer (Bibliotheca Hertziana)

Conceived within the framework of the research initiative “Rome Contemporary,” this workshop will be aimed at developing novel perspectives on the relationship between exhibition practice and history from 1960 to the present. The encounter intends to address this relationship by focusing on postwar and contemporary examples worldwide, proposing both a historical and a methodological reflection. Especially since the postwar time, as the understanding of art has been expanded to include artistic practices beyond singular artworks, exhibitions too experienced significant transformations. Hitherto mainly object-based, they diversified into a range of discursive, contextual, and performative formats grounded in modes of acting rather than just modes of showing. These processual and activating formats engage more firmly with a broader social nexus, weaving themselves into the processes and contingencies involved in the making of history. Thereby, they draw our attention to the capacity of exhibitions to both mediate and impact their historical time, to spatialize or enact historical concepts, and, in so doing, to potentially offer new models for historiographical work.

The list of participants speaks to the broad disciplinary scope of the workshop: Louisa Avgita (University of Ioannina), Raffaele Bedarida (Cooper Union, New York), Ana Bilbao (Afterall Research Centre, London), Beatrice von Bismarck (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig), Ana Bogdanović (University of Belgrade), Nanne Buurman (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Eleonora Charans (IUAV University, Venice), Davor Ereš (University of Belgrade), Flavio Fergonzi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), Anthony Gardner (University of Oxford), Jonida Gashi (Academy of Albanian Studies, Tirana), Kristian Handberg (University of Copenhagen), Sharon Hecker (Independent), Britta Hochkirchen (Bielefeld University), Catalina Imizcoz (Central Saint Martins, London), Vincent Normand (ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne), Vanessa Parent (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Clarissa Ricci (IUAV University, Venice), and Simon Sheikh (Goldsmiths College, London). By convening such a diverse group of scholars, we mean to start a conversation around an expanded notion of exhibiting as entangled in and impacting the historical conditions of its time, and – not least importantly – to re-examine the ways in which art historical research can contribute to the broader field of exhibition studies.



Thursday, December 6, 2018

10:00 – Welcome (Tristan Weddigen)

10:10 – Introduction (Maria Bremer)

10:30-13:00 – Session I

Beginning with the attempt to locate the exhibition historically, we will discuss its roots in western modernity (Vincent Normand), retracing, in a second step, its currently decreasing specificity and unsettled future (Ana Bilbao). After situating our object of inquiry, our aim will be to concentrate on the ways in which – since the postwar time – exhibition practice has mediated events of contemporary history. By modulating or adjusting their structure, function, format, as well as the form and canon of their individual exhibits, exhibitions have responded or reacted to episodes of their time, such as the protests of 1968 (Clarissa Ricci) or Cold War politics (Kristian Handberg; Britta Hochkirchen).

13:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Session II

Moving beyond the mediating relationship of exhibitions to history, what will be at stake, then, is their increasing agency in constructing the (art history of the) present, by establishing or disseminating categories of relevance through formats ranging from biennials (Ana Bogdanović/Davor Ereš) to private gallery exhibitions (Flavio Fergonzi).

15:30 – Break

16:00-18:00 – Session III

Delving deeper into curatorial poetics, we will further highlight the aptitude of exhibitions to translate preexisting concepts of history, from universalizing to genealogic and nostalgic models, into the expository realm (Nanne Buurman). Conversely, a philosophy of the present as ‘the contemporary’ has recently been founded at a global scale through a specific, constellational and trans-historical exhibition practice (Louisa Avgita). Elucidating how the philosophy of ‘the contemporary’ has rendered linear and teleological patterns obsolete will then lead us to focus on the current state of scholarly historiographical work.

Friday, December 7, 2018

10:00 – Introduction (Maria Bremer)

10:30-12:30 – Session IV

At once attempting to anticipate future trajectories, we will ask whether expository practices could possibly offer new models for historiographical methods. Since their early feminist (Vanessa Parent) and postcolonial (Catalina Imizcoz) declinations, exhibitions have called into question conventional, hegemonic historiographies. Their participation in the rewriting of history can be further examined by looking at a widespread phenomenon, the reconstruction of exhibitions. We will discuss how such techniques of repetition, enacted in the exhibition medium, resonate with assumptions of curatorial evidence production (Beatrice Von Bismarck), to then dwell on the various effects of expository re-stagings (Eleonora Charans).

12:30 – Lunch

13:30-15:00 – Session V

In the context of expository reenactments, it appears that privately funded recreations of fascist exhibitions (Raffaele Bedarida/Sharon Hecker), or state-driven, public presentations of political archives (Jonida Gashi) urge us to refine our investigation of exhibition practice and its spheres of impact.

15:00 – Break

15:30-18:00 – Session VI

In our concluding session we will thus proceed to discuss viable ways of revisiting the “undisciplined” (Anthony Gardner) realm of exhibition history. By disentangling its categories; reassessing the impact of documentary records (and the lack thereof) (Gardner); or acquiring instruments from conceptual and social history (Simon Sheikh), the discipline can progress beyond the ongoing canonization of ‘curator-authors’ and ‘masterpieces.’

The workshop will be held in English. Participants will engage in group discussion, after each gives a brief presentation about their respective topics. No registration required. See the program at:

ANN: translocations Tuesdays (Berlin, 4 Dec 18-4 Jun 19)

Hybrid Lab (Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin), 04.12.2018 – 04.06.2019

translocations Tuesdays

04.12.2018 – Antikenhandel | 15.01.2019 – Kreuzzüge | 12.03.2019 – Neue Welt | 30.04.2019 – Materialität | 04.06.2019 – Recht

18:30-21:00 Uhr im Hybrid Lab (Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin)

Seit Herbst 2017 arbeitet der Forschungscluster translocations. Historical Enquiries into the Displacement of Cultural Assets unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy an der Technischen Universität Berlin zu globalhistorischen und transversalen Implikationen von Kulturgutverlagerungen unter asymmetrischen Machtverhältnissen.

Mit der Veranstaltungsreihe translocations Tuesdays richten wir im Hybrid Lab einen Raum des Dialogs über wichtige Fragestellungen unseres Forschungsthemas ein. Gemeinsam mit externen Expert_innen, assoziierten Wissenschaftler_innen und interessierten Gästen werden wir an fünf Dienstagabenden in den kommenden Monaten zu den folgenden Themen diskutieren:

04. Dezember 2018 translocations und der Handel mit Antiken im 20. Jahrhundert

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer, Professor Emeritus für Klassische Archäologie an der Freien Universität Berlin, ehem. Direktor der Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl, Direktor der Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
Dr. Meike Hopp, translocations, Technische Universität Berlin / Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München
Dr. Laura Puritani, Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

15. Januar 2019 translocations im Mittelalter – Kreuzzüge

Prof. Dr. Konrad Hirschler, Institut für Islamwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Isabelle Dolezalek, translocations, Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Jörg Richter, Bau- und Kunstpflege, Klosterkammer Hannover

12. März 2019 translocations und die Neue Welt

Prof. Dr. Irina Podgorny, Herzog-Ernst Stipendiatin am Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gänger, Historisches Institut – Abteilung für Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte, Universität zu Köln
David Blankenstein, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

30. April 2018 translocations and Materiality

Prof. Dr. Kokunre Agbontaen Eghafona, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Benin
Prof. Dr. Dan Hicks, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford
Dr. Felicity Bodenstein, translocations, Technische Universität Berlin

04. Juni 2019 translocations und Recht

Prof. Dr. Sophie Schönberger, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Dr. Antoinette Maget Dominicé, Juniorprofessorin für Werte von Kulturgütern und Provenienzforschung, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dr. Maria Obenaus, Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste Magdeburg
Dr. Robert Skwirblies, translocations, Technische Universität Berlin

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