University of Sussex, Brighton (Thursday 8 / Friday 9 September 2005)
This two-day international conference will mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Brücke, the first German Expressionist group. It has the support of the British Academy, the University of Sussex School of Humanities, the Sussex Centre for Research in the History of Art, and the Centre for Modernist Studies.
Other events elsewhere in Europe have celebrated this occasion, including an exhibition in Madrid, a colloquium in Brucke’s ‘birthplace’ Dresden, and a ‘blockbuster’ show at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (on until August 28th). However, this will be the only event staged in the UK, and as such is unmissable!
To reflect the significance of this occasion, a ‘world-class’ line-up of speakers from the United States and Europe has been put together. Please visit www.sussex.ac.uk/arthistory for the full conference programme (including abstracts) and booking form.
DAY ONE – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
9.45 Welcome and Introduction - Christian Weikop (Sussex)
Morning Session. Moderator: Shearer West (Birmingham)
10.00 Rose-Carol Washton Long (New York)
'Die Brücke, German Expressionism, and the Issue of Modernism.'
11.15 Timothy Benson (Los Angeles)
'Die Brücke, French Art, and German National Identity.'
'Künstlergruppe Brücke and the Public Sphere: the formation of the modern woman patron and collector.'
Afternoon Session. Moderator: Colin Rhodes (Loughborough)
2.00 Donald Kuspit (New York)
'Intersubjectivity and Selfhood in the Brúcke: A Kohutian Perspective.'
Mario-Andreas von Lüttichau (Essen)
'The pathologisation of Modern Art during the Nazi regime.'
4.00 Christian Saehrendt (Berlin)
'The art of the Brücke as a political issue in the age of extremes.'
John-Paul Stonard (London)
'Old Masters of Modern Art. Brücke after 1945.'
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