CFP: “NS-Art”? “Postwar-Art”? (Berlin, 24-25 November 2017)

“NS-Kunst”? “Nachkriegskunst”?

Universität der Künste Berlin, Raum 110
Hardenbergstrasse 33
10623 Berlin
Deadline: 01.09.2017

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ruppert, Universität der Künste Berlin, Arbeitsstelle für kulturgeschichtliche Studien.

For a long time the caesura “of the Nazi state” of 1933 and 1945 were set as boundaries for questions of history and art. Recent research on “Artists in National Socialism”, however, shows, however, that artists’ biographies show longer development cycles, which transcend the political systemic changes and are only partly subject to them.

This conference now more specifically asks for continuities and ruptures between the second phase of the National Socialist cultural policy around 1937/38, the collapse of national socialism in 1945 and the post-war period until 1955.

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CONF: Hans Hartung et l’abstraction (Paris, 12-13 Jan 17)

Hans Hartung and abstraction “Reality other, but reality nevertheless”, International Colloquium (in French, English and German)

Paris, January 12-13, 2017

DFK Hans Hartung et l’abstraction

Venue: DFK Paris, German Center for the History of Art, 45 rue des Petits Champs, 75002.

Willy Maywald, Hans Hartung, 1947, Gelatine Silver, 26 x 23.8cm, Gift of Pam Ebeltoft, 1988, ICP.

In 1949, four years after the end of the war, Stuttgart’s neurologist and art collector Ottomar Domnick published the first monograph (in three languages) on Hans Hartung (1904-1989), a painter and engraver, then mostly unknown. However, in her contribution to the same work, Madeleine Rousseau already characterizes him as a determining figure for the history of abstraction, considering that he “invented a new language” forged “by the experience of present reality” . Continue reading “CONF: Hans Hartung et l’abstraction (Paris, 12-13 Jan 17)”