The international colloquium "Unbewältigt?" Brings together experts from the field of National Socialism and Art Propaganda in order to present and critically discuss the latest findings from research and exhibition practice.
One focus is on the motivations for action of artists, art historians and art dealers, who tried to combine modern forms of expression with National Socialism. The same applies to the mechanisms of art-historical canonization as well as the return of ideologically charged terminology and argumentation patterns in the present. The individual sections are embedded in the discussions about innovative exhibition formats, responsibilities and perspectives: How can the multifaceted and contradictory image of the German art world between 1933 and 1945 be represented in the institutional framework of an art museum today?
With the aim to sensitize the public perception and to send impulses for the sharpening of future research and mediation, the two exhibitions "Emil Nolde - A German Legend. The Artist in National Socialism "(Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum for Contemporary Art - Berlin) and" Escape to the Pictures? The artists of the bridge in the national socialism "(bridge museum / art house Dahlem).
venues:Thursday, 16.05.2019: Bridge Museum Berlin, Bussardsteig 9, 14195 BerlinFriday, 17.05. + Saturday, 18.05.2019: Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum for Contemporary Art - Berlin, Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin
- 16:00 Welcome - Lisa Marei Schmidt
- 16: 15-17: 15 Guided tour with the curators Escape into the pictures? The artists of the bridge during National Socialism
- 17:30 Introduction - Meike Hoffmann / Dieter Scholz
- 18: 00-19: 00 Lecture - Christoph Zuschlag (University of Bonn): Art and Art Politics under National Socialism - Attempt at a Research Review of the Last 20 Years
- 19: 00-21: 00
- 9:30 Welcome, Introduction - Meike Hoffmann / Dieter Scholz
- Section I: The Classical Modernism in the Exhibition Space: Curatorial Experiences9: 45-10: 45 Moderation: Dieter Scholz (Nationalgalerie, Berlin)Panel discussion with the curators of the exhibitions "Emil Nolde - A German Legend" and "Escape To The Pictures - The Artists of The Bridge Under National Socialism": Aya Soika (Bard College Berlin) / Bernhard Fulda (University of Cambridge) / Meike Hoffmann (Free University Berlin
- 10: 45-11: 00 break
Section II: Art in the National Socialism: Scopes of action, staging, narratives
- 11: 00-12: 45 Moderation: Meike Hoffmann (Free University Berlin)
- Thomas Röske (Prinzhorn Collection, Heidelberg): Hans Prinzhorn and his favorite artist Franz Karl Bühler between van Gogh and Hitler Julius Redzinsky (Technical University Berlin): Franz Eichhorst. Artist in the First World War, World War II and beyond Michael Nungesser (art historian, Berlin): Otto Andreas Schreiber (1907-1978) - a Nordic expressionist Michael Tymkiw (University of Essex): Otto Andreas Schreiber, Modernism, and Mass-Produced Exhibitions
- 12: 45-14: 15 lunch break
Section III: Art Trade in National Socialism: Business as usual?
- 14: 15-16:00 Moderation: Julia Albrecht (Author, Berlin)
- Elisabeth Nowak-Thaller (Lentos Art Museum Linz): Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888-1965) · Zauberprinz Eugen Blume (freelance art historian, Dechowshof): "War, trade and piracy, they are three-fold, inseparable" (Mephisto, Faust II). An Approach to Erhard Göpel Sebastian Peters (Institute for Contemporary History, Munich) Anna Caspari (1900-1941): Persecution and room for maneuver of a Jewish art dealer during National Socialism
- 16: 00-16: 15 break
Section IV: Categorization and Canonization of Art in National Socialism and the Postwar Period
- 16:15-17:45 Moderation: Andrea Meyer (Technical University Berlin)
- Olaf Peters (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg): What is National Socialist Art? How do you recognize them? Andreas Hüneke (Free University Berlin): What is "degenerate" art? How do you recognize them? Gregor Langfeld (University of Amsterdam): The View from the "Outside": Constructions of the "German Modernity" after 1945
- 18:00-20:00 reception
Saturday · 18.05.2019
Section V: Art, National Socialism & Public
- 9:30-11:15 Moderation: Bernhard Fulda (University of Cambridge)
- Wolfram Pyta (University of Stuttgart): Art & Guide. The German genius cult of the interwar period Volker Weiß (historian and freelance journalist, Hamburg): Monumental malnutrition. The right will to heroic yesterday and today Janosch Steuwer (University of Zurich): Who is a Nazi? How do you recognize him? Gerhard Paul (European University Flensburg): Picture Worlds in the National Socialism: Notes of the Visual History
- 11:15-11: 30 break
Section VI: Persecution Narrative and Heroic Stories of Modernism in Postwar Germany
- 11:30-13:00 Host: Aya Soika (Bard College Berlin) Bernhard Fulda (University of Cambridge): Silence of Sources: Emil Nolde's self-cleansing after 1945 Dorothea Schöne (Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin): Constructed (Art) History - Claim and Reality in the International Exhibitions of German Art after 1945 Christina Rothenhäusler (Institute for Contemporary History, Munich): Hero-maker. Curators of Modernism after 1945
- 13: 00-14: 30 lunch break
Section VII: NS, Art, Art Museum: Institutional Perspectives?
- 14: 30-16: 00 Moderator: Sebastian Preuss (Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Weltkunst")
- Panel discussion with: Christian Ring (Nolde Stiftung Seebüll) Lisa-Marei Schmidt (Bridge Museum, Berlin) Dorothea Schöne (Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin) Joachim Jäger (National Gallery, Berlin)
- 16:00-16:15 break
- 16:15-17:15 Guided tour with the curators Emil Nolde - A German legend. The artist in National Socialism