CFP: Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions (Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, March 18–22, 2019)

A photo-historical course organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) Rome and the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Photography has always been a powerful tool of communication and has developed into an instrument of our everyday experience: Through photographs we are able to communicate quickly and easily with each other. As a medium of social interaction, photographic images are used as a handy alternative to language, supplementing or even replacing it. They transport us to sites and individuals, connecting the distant and the temporally remote. This far-reaching development is increasingly driven by the digitization of our everyday culture. Photography is both part of this process, and its most visible expression. Continue reading “CFP: Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions (Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, March 18–22, 2019)”

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

Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
6 – 7 December, 2018

Deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Exhibiting (and) History

Concept and organization: Maria Bremer, PhD (Bibliotheca Hertziana)

The Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History invites paper proposals for the workshop “Exhibiting (and) History,” organized in the context of the research initiative Rome Contemporary. The aim of the workshop is to develop new perspectives on the relationship between exhibition practice and history from 1960 to the present. Striving for an expanded notion of exhibiting as entangled in and impacting the historical conditions of its time, we seek to re-examine the ways in which art historical research can contribute to the broader field of exhibition studies.

Stemming from the Latin verb exhibere (ex, “out” + habere, “to hold”), literally “hold out, hold forth,” “to show, display, present,” exhibiting has long been considered a practice of deactivation, suspending and reconfiguring the practical use of its objects for aesthetic contemplation. Yet, especially since the 1960s, as the understanding of art has been expanded to include artistic practices beyond art objects, exhibitions too experienced significant transformations. Continue reading “CFP: Exhibiting (and) History (Rome, 6-7 Dec 18)”

Conf: Collecting Raphael (Rome, 12-14 Oct, 17)

Enclosed, please find the program to the conference

Collecting Raphael.
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino  nelle collezioni e nella storia  del collezionismo

Organizzazione scientifica: Sybille Ebert-Schifferer, Claudia La Malfa

Convegno internazionale

Bibliotheca Hertziana
Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte
Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Roma

American University of Rome
Auditorium, Via Pietro Roselli 16, 00153 Roma

Speakers include
Carly Collier, Marzia Faietti, Antoinette Friedenthal, Barbara Pezzini, Robert Skwirblies and Catherine Whistler.

Raphael_Conf_2017-Rome (pdf., 596 kb)

CONF: Collecting Raphael, Rome, Oct 2017

Collecting Raphael – Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino in the collections and in the history of collecting


merz_cfp_es_klein_01In view of the forthcoming 500th anniversary celebration of Raphael’s death (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520), an international conference to focus on the reception of Raphael and the history of collections will draw together scholars of collecting and history of taste with curators of the main collections of Raphael’s paintings and drawings in both Italy and abroad. The conference, organised by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Claudia La Malfa, will be held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, in Rome in October 2017.

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