Johan Thorn Prikker and European Modernism
This symposium will be held on the occasion of the exhibition Johan Thorn Prikker. Beyond Art Nouveau
in 2011 on show in Rotterdam and Düsseldorf. One of the aims of this retrospective is to pay attention to the career of Thorn Prikker as a whole, by uniting his Dutch and his German works. In line with this we are organizing the twin conference "Crossing Borders. Johan Thorn Prikker and European Modernism" as a binational event on Januari 28th, 2011 in Rotterdam and on April 8th, 2011 in Düsseldorf.
This academic conference devoted to Thorn Prikker and his time aims to discuss the perception of an almost forgotten modern artist by bringing together Dutch and German researchers from different areas of expertise: museum professionals, curators, university scholars and students. The conference should be a platform to exchange observations on Thorn Prikker and research in ‘the long’ 19th century, contextualizing the results of the monographic exhibition and catalogue.
Approaches from cultural history, especially research on national identity, the avant-garde, and the canon of Modernism, including art critique and the history of collecting, will give new perspectives on Thorn Prikkers work and his position in the applied, monumental and figurative modern art.
January 28th, 2011
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
April 8th, 2011
Germany, Düsseldorf, museum kunst palast
Collecting Thorn Prikker:
Karl Ernst Osthaus and Museum Folkwang
Rainer Stamm, Landesmuseum Oldenburg
Helene Kröller-Müller and her collection
Eva Rovers, University of Groningen
Thorn Prikker and the avant-garde in Holland and Germany
Thorn Prikker, expressionism and the Blaue Reiter
Ina Ewers-Schultz, Cologne
Are Thorn Prikkers stained glass windows related to those of The Stijl?
Sjarel Ex, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam
New perspectives on monumental art
Thorn Prikker and Monumental Art around 1900
Lieske Tibbe, Radboud University Nijmegen
Monumental Christian art. Iconographic issues in modern religious art
Stefanie Muhr, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Fine art, arts and crafts and design
Dutch parallels to the German Werkbund?
Frederike Huygen, Dutch Society for Design History
Dutchmen in the German Werkbund
Renate Flagmeier, Werkbundmuseum Berlin
National Identity and the canon of Modernism
Thorn Prikker: Dutch or German?
Ron Manheim, formerly Museum Schloss Moyland Kleve
A different modernity or new perspectives on figurative art
Mieke Rijnders, Dutch Open University
It is possible to participate in only one of the two days.
Rotterdam: English, Dutch
Düsseldorf: English, German
Reservations Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: www.boijmans.nl
Reservations Kunst Palast Dusseldorf:
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