CFP: Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism (Cambridge, 14 Nov 18)

Kettle’s Yard
University of Cambridge
November 14, 2018

Deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Reassessing Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism

On the occasion of the first exhibition of the American artist Richard Pousette-Dart’s work in the UK, Kettle’s Yard is organising a conference that will explore the relationship between Abstract Expressionism and sculpture. Like many artists working in the idiom of Abstract Expressionism, Pousette-Dart also experimented with sculpture and object-making. Aside from the important work of David Smith and Louise Nevelson, these creative experiments are little discussed. This conference titled, Reassessing Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism, seeks to reassess this work and ask how it furthers, or indeed challenges our understanding of Abstract Expressionism.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • The sculptural and object-based work of artists associated with Abstract Expressionism
  • The relationship between sculpture and painting in this period (c. 1940s-1960s)
  • Sculptural or object-based practices as studio work
  • The status of American sculpture in the art market in this period
  • The exhibition cultures around Abstract Expressionism, and their relationship to sculpture
  • The relationship between the sculptural work of the Abstract Expressionists and the work of neo-avant-gardes

Submit proposals for a paper of 20 minutes to christie@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk before 5 pm on Monday 1 October. Your submission should include a title, abstract (of no more than 300 words), and a brief biography including, if applicable, your institutional affiliation.

The conference is convened by Kettle’s Yard staff: Dr Jennifer Powell, Head of Collection, Programme and Research, Dr Amy Tobin, Curator of Exhibitions, Events and Research and Christie Costello, Research and Curatorial Assistant.

For all general enquiries, please contact: christie@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

The conference is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Reference: CFP: Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism (Cambridge, 14 Nov 18). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 16, 2018. <https://arthist.net/archive/18888>.

CONF: Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 (Den Haag, 18-20 Oct 18)

RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
Den Haag
October 18 – 20, 2018

Registration deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900

 

Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Niederländische Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte e.V. / International two-day symposium on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ANKK

The symposium will take place at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague. The event is jointly organised by the RKD and the ANKK (German organisation for the Study of Netherlandish Art and Culture / Arbeitskreis Niederländische Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte e.V.). It marks the 10th anniversary of the ANKK as well as the conclusion of the RKD project on ‘Nachwirkung’ of Dutch and Flemish art in Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Silesia. The basis of this project is the pioneering publication by Horst Gerson (1907-1978), Ausbreitung und Nachwirkung der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts (Amsterdam 1983, ed. princ. Haarlem 1942), in which the circulation and imitation of Dutch paintings in Europe are processed by country. Continue reading “CONF: Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 (Den Haag, 18-20 Oct 18)”

STIP: Heidelberg-Getty Dissertation Workshops: East Asian Art History (Heidelberg, July 21 – August 10, 2019)

Application deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Heidelberg Dissertation Workshops and European-U.K. Research Travel Stipends (Workshop Year 1: July 21 – August 10, 2019)

Heidelberg University, Institute for East Asian Art History announces dissertation workshops for graduate students in the fields of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Art History, with the goal of expanding the opportunities of the next generation of Chinese and Japanese art history scholars — both through access to international resources and by concentrating on skills to strengthen written argumentation and cross-cultural communication.

15 annual selected Ph.D. candidates will have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in Europe and the U.K. The program will be divided into 3 parts: Continue reading “STIP: Heidelberg-Getty Dissertation Workshops: East Asian Art History (Heidelberg, July 21 – August 10, 2019)”

JOB: Leitung Provenienzforschung, Kunstmuseum Basel

Application deadline: Oct 10, 2019

Die einzigartige Geschichte der Öffentlichen Kunstsammlung Basel sowie die herausragende Qualität und internationale Ausrichtung ihrer Bestände verpflichtet das Kunstmuseum Basel zur Institutionalisierung einer Provenienzforschung, die dieser Bedeutung angemessenen ist. Das Haus sucht daher zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt und zunächst befristet auf die Dauer von drei Jahren eine/n

Leiter/in Provenienzforschung (100%)

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Leitung einer arbeitsteilig organisierten Provenienzforschung am Kunstmuseum Basel nach professionellen Forschungs- und Dokumentationsstandards.
  • Repräsentieren des Museums in provenienzbezogenen Fragen.
  • Selbständiges Erforschen, Erschliessen und Dokumentieren der Provenienzen der Sammlungen des Kunstmuseums Basel.
  • Konzipieren, Durchführen, Betreuen und Koordinieren von Forschungsprojekten.

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CFP: A Global History of Free Ports: The Development of European Political Economy in the Atlantic and Asia (Helsinki 06/19)

The history of free ports research network

06.06.2019-07.06.2019
Helsinki

Deadline: 31.10.2018

The history of free ports research network is organising a number of conferences in the next years, in order to work towards a standard publication and interactive research platform for the history of free ports from the 16th to the early 20th century. Please check our website (http://www.helsinki.fi/a-global-history-of-free-ports) for an impression. The first two meeting will take place in Venice (April 2019) and in Helsinki (June 2019).

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ANN: Reviews editor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide

January 01, 2019

Deadline: Sep 15, 2018

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, a scholarly, refereed digital journal founded in 2002 and devoted to the study of international art and visual culture of the long nineteenth-century, is accepting applications for a reviews editor to replace Gabriel P. Weisberg, who is retiring in the spring of 2019.

We seek a candidate with a broad view of nineteenth-century art and visual culture and with an international network of academics and museum professionals so that the reviews continue to cover a full geographic, chronological, and methodological range.

The reviews editor actively pursues reviews by locating books and exhibitions and by soliciting and fielding proposals from appropriate writers. Reviews of books and exhibitions are published in the spring and fall issues of the journal. For examples, visit the journal’s website: https://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/.

The journal employs a copy editor, who will prepare the reviews for publication. All positions on NCAW’s editorial board are voluntary.

Please send a letter of interest and a CV to the journal’s executive editor Isabel Taube at taubeisa@gmail.com. Deadline: September 15, 2018.

Reference: ANN: Reviews editor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. In: ArtHist.net, Sep 14, 2018. <https://arthist.net/archive/18837>.

Read this: NS-Raubgut in der städtischen Bibliothek Bautzen. Einblicke in die Provenienzforschung vor Ort von Robert Langer

This is an interesting read for anyone interested in the book related provenance research

NS-Raubgut in der städtischen Bibliothek Bautzen.
Einblicke in die Provenienzforschung vor Ort

von Robert Langer

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Die 1596 gegründete Stadtbibliothek Bautzen ist die größte und zweitälteste öffentliche Bibliothek der Lausitz, jener Region, die sich über das südliche Brandenburg, das östliche Sachsen und das westliche Polen erstreckt. Aufgrund ihrer weit zurückreichenden Geschichte gehört sie zu denjenigen kommunal getragenen Bibliotheken, die neben einem auf Aktualität ausgerichteten Ausleihbestand auch einen nennenswerten Altbestand historischer Bücher besitzen. In einem separaten Lesesaal können die Nutzer die Bücher mit Erscheinungsjahren vor 1945 einsehen. Als 2016 ein Forschungsprojekt erstmals nachwies, dass sich darunter auch unrechtmäßig erworbene Bücher befinden, und zwar NS-Raubgut, waren die Bautzener sehr überrascht. Wie kam es hier her? Weshalb konnte es so lange unerkannt bleiben?

department store Tietz in Berlin, Leipziger Straße 46-49, built 1899-1900, destroyed in 1944 (coloured picture postcard) (c) Wikimedia

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