Exh: German Sales 1901 – 1929 (Berlin, 5 Sept, 2018)

Kulturforum, Kunstbibliothek
Matthäikirchplatz 6, 10785 Berlin
Mo 14 – 20 Uhr, Di – Fr 9 – 20 Uhr, Sa + So 11 – 18 Uhr

German Sales 1901 – 1929
5. Juli – 5. September 2018

Eine Sonderpräsentation der Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts „Kunst – Auktionen – Provenienzen. Der deutsche Kunsthandel im Spiegel der Auktionskataloge der Jahre 1901 bis 1929“ in Kooperation mit der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg und dem Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Kunstversteigerungen etablierten sich in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz ab der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Hochwertige Kunstwerke trafen auf internationale Käufer und erzielten Preise, die mit Pariser, Londoner und Amsterdamer Versteigerungsresultaten konkurrieren konnten. In der Sonderpräsentation „German Sales 1901 – 1929“ werden im Foyer der Kunstbibliothek erste Ergebnisse des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Forschungs- und Digitalisierungsprojekts „Kunst – Auktionen – Provenienzen. Der deutsche Kunsthandel im Spiegel der Auktionskataloge der Jahre 1901 bis 1929“ vorgestellt.

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EXH: Hungarian artists exhibiting at the ‘Galerie Der Sturm‘ (Paris)

Hungarian artists exhibiting at the ‘Galerie Der Sturm‘ in Berlin, 1913-1932

This March, Galerie Le Minotaure and Galerie Alain Le Gaillard, both in Paris – assisted by Krisztina Passuth, the doyenne of modern Hungarian art history and avant-garde specialist – team up for an exhibition presenting a particular episode in the history of the European avant-garde of the first decades of the XXth century: Hungarian artists exhibiting at the ‘Galerie Der Sturm‘ in Berlin, 1913-1932.

(c) Galerie Le Minotaure 2018
(c) Galerie Alain Le Gaillard 2018

Lecture by Niko Munz: “The Lost Collection..” (Vienna, 16 April, 2018)

Lecture by Niko Munz, Royal Collection Trust
“The Lost Collection: Charles I and Whitehall Palace, a Digital Initiative”

Monday, 16 April 2018, 6:15pm  
Institute for Art History
University of Vienna
Seminar Room 1

Die große Jubiläums-Ausstellung “Charles I: King and Collector” an der Royal Academy of Arts, welche in Kooperation mit dem Royal Collection Trust stattfindet, wird von einem innovativen digitalen Projekt begleitet. Dieses widmet sich der Rekonstruktion der gesamten Sammlung des Monarchen und zeichnet digital die Wege der in den Inventaren der königlichen Sammlung verzeichneten Kunstwerke zu ihren heutigen Standorten nach. Niko Munz, Assistant Curator beim Royal Collection Trust, wird dieses digitale Ausstellungsprojekt am 16. April 2018 im Rahmen eines Vortrags am Wiener Institut für Kunstgeschichte vorstellen.

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EXH.: Cologne and its Journey towards an Arts Capital, Cologne (20 July – 22 Oct, 17)

Cologne and its Journey towards an Arts Capital – 
Between Protest and Progressivity in the 60s and 70s

Opening on 20 July 2017, 6.00 p.m.

Universität zu Köln
Universität- und Stadtbibliothek
Universitätsstr. 33
50931 Köln

By launching the Kunstmarkt Köln, today’s Art Cologne, as the first art fair for Modern and Contemporary art in 1967, the city of Cologne experienced a major impulse on its way to becoming an arts capital. Therefore, this exhibition’s focus is both on the art fair itself as well as on the events and happenings, which stood in direct opposition to the fair and were even triggered by it. The “Straßenaktion der Organisation für Direkte Demokratie durch Volksabstimmung” (see cover photo), initiated in 1970 by Joseph Beuys, Hans Peter Alvermann, Wolf Vostell, Klaus Staeck and gallery owner Helmut Rywelski, can be seen as a prominent example for this. In addition, selected protagonists from the prosperous gallery and art trade scene of the late 60s were examined: what happened over the course of the democratization of art in those years, which were shaped by vigor, progressivity and protest?

The exhibition was curated by students in conjunction with Günter Herzog and Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck.

The exhibits are shown in dialogue with the video-text portrait “Helga Müller – ein Fragment” by video artist Sabine Bürger.

Universität zu Köln
Kunsthistorisches Institut
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck
50923 Köln
Blog: https://amskoeln.hypotheses.org

Invitation (87okb, .pdf)


Exh: Between Definite and Dubious, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt a.M., until 27 Aug 2017



This spring, the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung will take a look back at a chapter in its history that has rarely been a focus of attention to date: the Nazi period and the acquisitions made during those years. With the aid of twelve selected objects, the exhibition will offer insights into the history of the museum in the years 1933 to 1945 and tell the stories of the people intimately linked with the twelve works. Since 2001, the Städel Museum has been examining its collections with regard to artworks whose owners were deprived of them in connection with Nazi persecution. It was thus one of the first museums in Germany to embark on this task.

In the spring of 2015, its provenance research activities were expanded through the addition of a comprehensive project supported by the German Lost Art Foundation and the city of Frankfurt am Main: the systematic examination of the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung holdings. The special exhibition will now present this initiative’s current research results by way of a tour through the sculpture collection’s three main departments – Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance to Neoclassicism. Continue reading “Exh: Between Definite and Dubious, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt a.M., until 27 Aug 2017”

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”

EXH.: Hugo Helbing Online Exhibition

On the occasion of the second Hugo Helbing Lecture, delivered on 26 April 2017 by Professor Craig Clunas (University of Oxford), the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich has inaugurated an online exhibition on Hugo Helbing (1863-1938) at Google Arts & Culture. Curated by Dr. Meike Hopp (TIAMSA member) and Melida Steinke MA, the exhibition consists of 41 slides (video of curator’s introduction, photos, documents) and explanatory texts presenting Helbing’s wide ranging activities as auctioneer and the „aryanizing“ of his business. It is available in both English and German: