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, 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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