Events Archive

Humanist Cultures in Colonial Latin America

Research Seminar
What did it mean to be a humanist in sixteenth. century Tunja? Set in the Colombian Andes, Tunja was construed as a major artistic center of the colonial territory of New Kingdom of Granada by its first-generation of Spanish settlers, which included writers, captains, and clerics. In addition to building new homes and churches, these inhabitants of Tunja established a local intellectual network based on rivalry, innovation, and genealogy. [mehr]
The relationship between avant-garde artists and consumer culture has often been framed as antagonistic. Nonetheless, in the period between the First and Second World Wars, commercial display became a significant means through which modern design was introduced to the general public. Recent studies have demonstrated how commercial display practices have “contributed to the formulation of new forms of aesthetic experience, as well as art and design typologies” (Lasc et al. 2017: 5). Taking as a case study the Romanian avant-garde movement, this talk examines how the visual realm of retail practices intersected with new trends in art and design, in particular the introduction of modern design for the domestic interior in Bucharest. [mehr]

Bernini, Materials, and Race

Research Seminar
That bronze and other black stony materials could be – but were not always – signifiers of the black body haunts the art of bronze casting through Cordier and Carpeaux and even to the work of Kehinde Wiley today. This talk looks at the traces of the beginnings of these same debates in the milieu of Gianlorenzo Bernini. [mehr]

Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions

This conference brings together almost five years of research from the Max Planck Research Group “Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions.” The Research Group has compared different scientific disciplines of the late medieval and early modern periods, from anatomy to the study of magnetism. [mehr]
Discussing the convergence of artificial intelligence, imaging technologies, and modern conflict, Donatella Della Ratta and Lesia Vasylchenko will explore how AI-driven forms of representation reshape reality and generate new forms of violence. [mehr]
Questo Research Seminar si focalizzerà su spazi, luoghi e architetture della mascolinità dell’Italia fascista, utilizzando la storia di genere e della sessualità come utile strumento di indagine dei contesti urbani ed extraurbani del periodo. Un focus su tre città in particolare, Roma, Venezia e Catania, permetterà inoltre di articolare questi temi al dialogo tra Nord e Sud, e alle costruzioni di genere associate ai rispettivi immaginari geografici. [mehr]
This seminar is devoted to an exploration of three cities that claimed the title of being a New Jerusalem. More specifically, we will explore aspects of the rise and development of the Christian veneration of saints and relics as a decidedly urban phenomenon in the cities of Constantinople, Rome, and Venice from the late antique to the early modern period. [mehr]

Sogno e realtà: Italian Orientalist Painting

Research Seminar
The distinction between truth and fantasy has long structured studies of Orientalist painting in the Italian sphere. This lecture explores critical and historiographical blind spots regarding this problematic genre from the nineteenth century to the postcolonial era. [mehr]

Art in Times of War and Peace: Legacies of Early Modern Loot and Repair

Art in Times of War and Peace is an international, interdisciplinary conference that addresses the ways in which conflict and its resolution have historically moved, modified, and reclassified art objects in the long early modern period. [mehr]

“Présences Arabes”. Mapping out Paris as an Arab capital 1908-1988

Research Seminar
Morad Montazami will present and discuss the exhibition he curated, Arab Presences. Modern Art and Decolonization. Paris 1908-1988 (Musée d’art moderne de Paris), as the first attempt to gather a short 20th century global picture and micro-history of Arab artistic trajectories in Paris. [mehr]

La svolta mediale. Dai mezzi di comunicazione ai processi di mediazione

Research Seminar
Negli ultimi decenni siamo passati dal pensare ai media come mezzi di comunicazione al considerarli come ambienti, poi come infrastrutture, e infine come dispositivi per mediare con il mondo. Ma cosa significa mediare con il mondo? Cercare di appropriarsene o cercare di difendersi da esso? [mehr]

Champollion before the College de France: a Micro-Historic Inquiry

Research Seminar
The statue of Jean-François Champollion, the decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, was designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi for the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris. The Third Republic installed it in the Collège de France. As an expression of the imperial consciousness of world and knowledge, the statue is undermined by its own pictorial programme and refers to problems of French universalism that Champollion himself had already reflected on. [mehr]

Town and Country: An Ottoman Album of Imperial Sites from 1905

Research Seminar
This seminar centers on a previously unknown photograph album from 1905, whose images constitute the last photographic representations of Yıldız Palace before its wholesale dismantling in 1909 in the aftermath of Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II’s deposition. [mehr]

Now we have seen. Women and Art in 1970s Italy

Conference
The event represents the final stage of the eponymous project launched by the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute of Art History in Rome in 2022 and concluded with the publication of a collective volume of the same name dedicated to the relationship between art and feminism in 1970s Italy. [mehr]
The Kupferstichkabinett Berlin owns two spectacular albums with around 160 drawings by the Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), executed in Rome between 1532 and 1536/37. During these years he wandered through the city, visited collections of antiquities, made pilgrimages to the holy sites, and filled his sketchbook with drawings. [mehr]

Ways of Landscape: Jean Epstein’s Film Practice and Theory

Screening (April 23, 2024 at 20:00), International Workshop (April 24, 2024)
What did the eruptive landscape of Mount Etna represent for Jean Epstein – one of the most important personalities of the French avant-garde – when the film company Pathé sent him to film the lava flow in 1923? This workshop aims to reflect on the abundant and continually stimulating questions that come from the intertwining of Epstein’s film practice and visual theory. [mehr]

Proxy Wooings and Weddings. From Shakespeare to Rubens

Henriette Hertz Lecture
Why does Rubens’s painting of the wedding of Maria de’ Medici and Henri IV lack a portrait of the groom? This paper explores the history of the proxy wedding and the theoretical problems raised by such ceremonies when confronted with expectations of affective bonds between spouses. [mehr]

Confluenze Digitali: Tutela, valorizzazione, fruizione condivisa del patrimonio artistico aquilano

Conferenza
Accesso, tutela e fruizione di patrimonio culturale dell’Aquila tramite l’aggregazione di dati provenienti da biblioteche, musei, istituti e la loro condivisione su Wikidata. [mehr]
Visual Narratives of the Italian South features a selection of archival materials from the Archivio Franco Pinna (Roma) in dialogue with works from Alessia Rollo’s Parallel Eyes project. The exhibition is part of Viviana Costagliola's postdoctoral research project “Viaggio al Sud” The Representation of Southern Italy in Photographic Reportage and Tourism Promotion Photography after World War II, supported by the Michalsky department. [mehr]
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, and other French cities are still today dominated by churches whose architecture recalls a long-vanished empire: Byzantium. Why mobilize such architectural imaginaries for some of the country’s most iconic buildings? [mehr]

«Post Scriptum» | Grégory Sugnaux – Solo Exhibition

Research Exhibition curated by Lara Demori
Art Fellow Grégory Sugnaux presents the corpus of works he has produced during his residency at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, delving into the archives, the photographic collection, and the library. Resulting from the project “Shape-Shifting: Transfiguring Art History”, Sugnaux’s solo show will take place on the ground floor of Palazzo Zuccari, yet it will include media material recorded at the “La Cage aux Folles”, a former showroom at the beginning of the 20th century that became a Club in the 1970s.Pursuing the legacy of Aby Warburg’s Iconology, Sugnaux’s project aims to rethink art history through images that mediate between high, popular, and punk culture. [mehr]

Tricontinental Circulations: Visual Politics and Transnational Struggles

Research Seminar
With the First Tricontinental Conference in Havana (1966), the efforts of the revolutionary Cuban government were ratified with the configuration of a transnational movement of resistance and solidarity in the Global South (that included Latin America, Africa and Asia). The Tricontinental built an effective visual apparatus via cinema, photography as well as poster production that integrated the struggles of the three continents, creating an imagined community connecting revolutions around the world (from Vietnam to Central America and Nicaragua). [mehr]

Constantinople Modern: Avant-Garde Arts in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923

Research Seminar
This talk explores modernist painters, writers, and musicians active in Istanbul during the city’s occupation by British, French, and Italian forces between 1918 and 1923, asking how foreign occupation and the international cultural climate of the period contributed to the creation of an avantgarde. [mehr]
In this one-day event, fellows share insights and findings from the research projects they are undertaking at the Bibliotheca Hertizana. [mehr]

Rocks, Branches, Bones and Folds: Beyond the Surface of Early Modern Drapery

Research Seminar
Drapery – characterised by its folds and by its relationship to the human body – emerged as a distinct visual element in the practice and theory of early modern art. As this seminar demonstrates, drapery was highly malleable both in its form and in its capacity to take on meaning in the visual realm, and was thus a particular representational challenge for the artist, as well as a site of expression and virtuosity. [mehr]
The aim of this workshop, a sequel to the one held last year in Brno, is to further illuminate and classify the contribution of Hans Belting (1935–2023) to art history, visual and cultural studies and to reflect on its significance. [mehr]
Narratore, poeta, critico d’arte e pittore. Drammaturgo, regista e anche attore. Giovanni Testori è stato un autore complesso e prolifico, di cui rimane ancora molto da approfondire. Il seminario offre un’occasione per indagare la connessione tra il Testori drammaturgo e il critico d’arte, partendo dalle riflessioni teoriche sul teatro contenute nel saggio del 1968 “Il ventre del teatro”. [mehr]
The discussion of Soviet culture often revolves around triggering division into the official and the non-official, which simplifies our knowledge about the distribution of images at that period, omitting their existence in-between the extremities of allowed and forbidden. The research seminar will address these problematic dichotomies on the materials of different realms across the former Soviet space — from architecture to photography. [mehr]
The cosmopolitan context of the Maltese archipelago, its community and its architecture, offer privileged examples of the international circulations of knowledge, models, and ideas of architecture in early modern Europe. [mehr]

«Romano nell’animo e nel volto». Il paradigma del Duce

Research Seminar
Mussolini fu assimilato a molti grandi personaggi della Roma antica. Ma egli apparve soprattutto come la reincarnazione stessa del tipo romano. Nelle arti e nelle parole scritte e pronunciate, il Duce era la presenza rassicurante del genio della stirpe millenaria nell’Italia fascista. [mehr]

Brazilian Art and the Return to Painting in the 1980s

Research Seminar
Reviewing the samba school processions during the 1987 carnival in Rio de Janeiro, art critic Frederico Morais cited Achille Bonito Oliva. The Italian art critic and curator had been in Brazil only a few days before, and caused outrage with certain derisory comments about the local culture; notably, that Brazilian art was inextricably associated with samba. [mehr]

Gernsheim Study Days: Exploring Rome through Drawing in the 16th Century

Gernsheim Study Days
In 1532, the painter Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574) set out on a journey from Haarlem to Rome. A collection of 94 sheets with about 160 drawings in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett provides a visual testimony to his five-year stay – it is one of the most extensive by an artist traveling to Rome in the 16th century. [mehr]
Winter school exploring emerging intersections of artificial intelligence, machine learning, urban studies, urban landscape, and architectural and urban history. [mehr]

Art and Feminism in Italy in the 1970s

Field Seminar
As part of the Italian Council 11 project Now We Have Seen. Women and Art in the Seventies in Italy, a thematic tour is organized at the exhibition Cooking Cleaning Caring. Care Work in the Arts since 1960, held at the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop in cooperation with the Institute of Art History at the Ruhr University Bochum and curated by Linda Walther and Friederike Sigler with Monja Drossmann and Tonia Andresen. [mehr]

From Caste to Kant? Göttingen's Enlightenment Racial Scientists and the 'Mestizos' of Peru

Research Seminar – Kant Jubilee 2024
What links an Inca princess to Immanuel Kant, and the son of a disgraced Peruvian conquistador to Johann Friedrich Blumenbach? On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Kant's birth in 2024, this seminar traces how Iberian ideas of 'mixing' influenced German racial thinking in the crucial Enlightenment period. [mehr]
Il Museo di Roma in Trastevere ospita, mercoledì 14 febbraio alle ore 18.30, la presentazione del catalogo della mostra edito da Gangemi editore e realizzato grazie al sostegno della Bibliotheca Hertziana e del Kunsthistorisches Institut of Florenz.Il volume, curato da Federica Kappler e Corinna Lotz, presenti con gli altri autori Ute Dercks, Alessio De Stefano, Johannes Röll e Regine Schallert, è presentato da Nicoletta Leonardi. Modera la conversazione Tanja Michalsky, Bibliotheca Hertziana. [mehr]

Il colore nella cultura e nell’arte medievale: teorie, fonti, materiali (1100–1250)

Research Seminar
Il colore nella cultura pre-moderna è a tutti gli effetti un “oggetto culturale”. Valutarne il ruolo nella cultura e nell’arte del Medioevo significa innanzitutto avere a che fare con questioni e problemi che interessano linguistica, la scienza, l’estetica e la teologia, oltre che la trattatistica tecnica. [mehr]
The Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History comprises two departments and two research groups with a great variety of methodological, historical, and geographical perspectives and themes, ranging from “Cities and Spaces in the Middle Ages” to “Art of the Modern Age in a Global Context”, and from “Visualising Science in Media Revolution” to “Decay, Loss, and Conservation in Art History”. The Institute hosts fellows from diverse regions and backgrounds both at a pre-doc and a post-doc level. [mehr]
The seminar will examine the case of the decoration at the Château of Fontainebleau, a central episode in 16th-century artistic culture in Europe, within the framework of the international research project I cantieri in Europa nel Cinquecento: architettura e decorazione, now at its second stage after the session on Rome held in 2019. Seventy years after the exhibition Fontainebleau e la Maniera italiana (Naples 1952), it is time to return to the artistic relations between Italy and France from the point of view of this important matter, examining the transmission of techniques, languages, artists, craftsmen, and its consequences in both directions. [mehr]

The Missing Archive: Bauhaus Artists and Designers and the Holocaust

Research Seminar
While Bauhaus after 1933 is remembered as a movement in exile, this works-in-progress talk explores the work of three Bauhäusler who were caught up in the National-Socialists’ carceral system and who, until now, have been lost to art history. [mehr]

Art Against Politics

Film screening with discussion
Does art have an effect on non-artistic reality and, if so, to what degree can art shape society and politics? The documentary, "Art Against Politics", provides an array of answers to these questions. [mehr]

Max Peiffer Watenphul: Photography and the Queer Bauhaus!

Lecture
The photographs of Max Peiffer Watenphul, the Bauhaus’s first known queer member, capture campy portraits of his Bauhaus friends, scenes of queer desire, and cityscapes in Italy, where he first traveled as a Rome Prize recipient and later as an exile. [mehr]

Säulen versus Autos, 1921-1980

Vortrag
In einer später sehr berühmt gewordenen Bildkonfrontation ließ Le Corbusier 1921 Autos auf antike Tempel prallen. Diese gewollte Kollision von Dynamik und Statik sollte die Architekturdiskussionen des 20. Jahrhunderts weit über die Moderne hinaus prägen. [mehr]
The aim of the workshop is to analyze how the relationship between artistic representations and new forms of entertainment contributed to the construction of Italian identities during the nation-building process. Particular emphasis will be placed on aspects related to gender, the exhibited and spectacularised body, race and colonial dynamics, as well as regionalisms and the social and class differences that entertainment has contributed to normalising and/or transgressing. [mehr]
David Bailly’s Portrait of a Painter with Vanity Symbols, signed and dated 1651, has provided us with a rich history of interpretation. Despite scholars’ different approaches and theories, it is generally understood as a painted autobiography in which there has been sustained reflection on the relationship between visibility and invisibility, between figure and ground. [mehr]
What would it mean to understand a medieval church as industrial technology? Rather than a passing theory of our own moment, this idea was actually lodged deep in the discipline of architectural history as it emerged in 19th century Britain. [mehr]
In this one-day event, the fellows of the Bibliotheca Hertziana present their research projects. [mehr]
This study day honors the memory of art historian Ursula Nilgen with presentations from international scholars that have taken up her research proposals. In this context we will present the Foundation established in her name at the Bibliotheca Hertziana. [mehr]

Ursula’s Tourist Imaginary

Research Seminar
This talk will explore the German artist Ursula Schultze-Bluhm’s art in relation to her experiences travelling in the post-war world and her construction in surrealist painting and writing of a ‘tourist imaginary’. [mehr]

The Art of Decolonization

Research Seminar
Focusing on the years of decolonization, this presentation will develop a transnational and transhistorical study of the artistic and diplomatic exchanges between France and Senegal from the 1950 to 1970s. [mehr]

Drawing Comparisons: Images in Comparative Anatomy, 1500–1900

Conference
The history of art and the practice of anatomy have long depended upon similar acts of comparison: identifying, visualizing and describing likenesses. This workshop investigates the role of images in developing comparative anatomy — the study of anatomy across species — in early modern Europe. [mehr]
L’archeologo, connoisseur e mercante d’arte praghese Ludwig Pollak (1868–1943) è stato uno dei principali protagonisti del mercato dell’arte e del collezionismo a Roma tra la fine del XIX secolo e i primi decenni del Novecento. [mehr]
Mauro Staccioli: Cementing an Artistic Legacy | Mauro Staccioli: Consolidare un’eredità artistica (18 October 2023 – 19 January 2024) examines the work of Mauro Staccioli through a selection of archival materials. The exhibition is curated by Marica Antonucci. [mehr]

Scultura italiana dal secondo dopoguerra agli anni Ottanta

Workshop
Il workshop “Scultura italiana dal dopoguerra agli anni Ottanta” — in occasione della mostra “Mauro Staccioli: Cementing a Legacy” presso Bibliotheca Hertziana — mira ad approfondire aspetti meno studiati e controversi della scultura italiana del secondo dopoguerra, prendendo come punto di partenza l’opera di Mauro Staccioli in tutte le sue sfaccettature. [mehr]
Mandrakes mark the boundary of nature and art. They were coveted objects for medicine, natural history, magic and collections. Supposedly, these human-like roots grow naturally. However, in the early modern period, it was also common knowledge that they were often faked. [mehr]

Generic Pastness. AI Image Synthesis and the Virtualization of the Archive

Research Seminar
AI image synthesis models are turning large collections of historical images into resources for producing new visual content. How does this affect our view of the past, and what does it mean for image archives to become sites of pattern extraction? [mehr]

Media Histories of Sculpture

Workshop
As Marshall McLuhan argued in his seminal Understanding Media, the “hybridizing or compounding” of media “offers an especially favorable opportunity to notice their structural components and properties.” This workshop seeks to explore sculpture’s intermedial entanglements and asks what these may reveal about the medium of sculpture. [mehr]
L’Europa ha fatto realmente i conti con la sua storia coloniale? Italia e Germania, protagonisti tardivi della scramble for Africa, hanno davvero prodotto colonialismi minori? E oggi questi due paesi come si confrontano con quel passato, in che modo agiscono sulla memoria discorsiva e visuale, partecipando alla costruzione della loro narrazione nazionale? [mehr]
Are the achievements of the Gothic Revival in the Victorian period solely attributable to men? The different and not so obvious ways in which other types of agency exerted influence over the design process should give us pause for thought. [mehr]

Giorgio de Chirico and the Modern Literary Imagination

Lecture
A painter poet and a poet’s painter, Giorgio de Chirico arguably influenced the 20th century literary imagination more than any other modernist artist. This lecture considers why his art entranced the American poets John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Mark Strand. [mehr]
This research exhibition focuses on one of Giulio Romano's preparatory drawings for the famous fresco cycle created for the great hall of the Villa Lante on the Janiculum Hill, today preserved in Palazzo Zuccari. The recent restoration of the drawing The Liberation of Cloelia (in the collection of the Bibliotheca Hertziana) has provided an opportunity to highlight the special appreciation for Italian Renaissance art of Henriette Hertz, cosmopolitan collector, and the founder of the Bibliotheca Hertziana. [mehr]

Italianisms in Soviet Architecture of the Thaw Era

Research Seminar
How do we trace architectural connections between two countries in the deeply interconnected and mazed twentieth-century world? The new look at the archival data can enrich our understanding of the workings of the architectural profession in the Cold War period. [mehr]
Historic cities are reconstructed and represented in numerous different projects around the world, whereby the hermeneutics of the procedure are not addressed enough. This workshop aims to discuss historical representations of urban spaces (in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern times) in comparison with the representations of these spaces in digital art history, focusing on the relationships between precision and interpretation. [mehr]
Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Professor Katharine Cashman FRS, Professor Matthew Cobb, and Dr Dirk van Miert to celebrate Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the development of microscopy to the present day. [mehr]
Three hundred years ago the Dutch microscopist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died. He had been corresponding with the Royal Society for fifty years. Leeuwenhoek, born in Delft in the Netherlands in 1632, developed himself into one of the most prolific early microscopists. He made his own lenses and small hand-held microscopes which were more versatile than most other devices at the time. With these instruments and his outstanding preparation and observation techniques, he was the first to see and describe red blood cells, bacteria and many other things. [mehr]
The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high-quality research on all aspects of modern hypertext research: social and intelligent media, narrative systems, authoring, reading and publishing hypertext, workflows and infrastructures. [mehr]

Hertziana App Release

Presentation
Discover the Bibliotheca Hertziana with new eyes! On July 10, 2023, the Hertziana app will be released, enabling you to immerse yourself in the Institute's buildings, furnishings and architectural decoration through novel augmented reality technology. [mehr]
Ripensare e ricostituire idealmente lo spazio sacro medievale costituisce una tappa epistemologica obbligata se si vogliono comprendere a fondo gli scenari entro i quali sono stati performati i riti e i contesti per i quali sono stati concepiti gli oggetti. [mehr]
This talk will discuss theoretical and methodological aspects related to 3D modelling in archaeology and cultural heritage, drawing upon a selection of case studies from Pompeii, where emerging techniques including VR-based Eye-Tracking and 3D GIS have been introduced. [mehr]

Early Modern Poland-Lithuania and the Spectre of Orientalism

Research Seminar Series: “Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]

Elena Subach: Hidden

Research Exhibition
A research exhibition of photographic works by Ukrainian artist Elena Subach. The featured series was created in spring 2022 when museum workers and volunteers all over the country rushed to protect cultural heritage in the wake of the escalation of the Russian military aggression. From April 20-July 3, 2023 [mehr]

Artists as Futurists? On the History of Durability in Art and the Making of the Future

Research Seminar
Why did artists want to make objects they hoped would last a long time? And why did their patrons want to own long-lasting works of art? This talk will give an introduction to Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts (DURARE), a project funded by the European Research Council. [mehr]

Observing and Thinking through Drawing

Workshop
In this workshop we explore practices of drawing as an act of observing the world. With examples from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries we will discuss the traces of thinking, learning and observation that we can find in drawings by artists and scientific practitioners. [mehr]

Towards a Collaborative Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome

Workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to explore the state-of-the-art and the joint emerging opportunities towards a perhaps radically novel, collaborative, and multidisciplinary understanding of the city of Rome, as imagined, represented, and enacted in historical sources and modern data. [mehr]

Now we have seen. Women and Art in the Seventies in Italy

Workshop
A thematic and methodological comparison between the participants and with the public preparatory to the publication of the homonymous collective volume, scheduled for spring 2024, dedicated to the relationship between art and feminism in 1970s Italy. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]
Made by rocking a toothed blade across a plate thousands of times to create a delicate burred surface and then scraping or burnishing the burrs to create tonal gradations, the mezzotint – both as matrix and print – is notoriously fragile. [mehr]

From the Street to the Museum and Back to the Street…

Research Seminar
A seminar led by Hou Hanru, on the interaction between artistic interventions in the urban space and the evolution of the institution. Contemporary art has a powerful and perpetual “tradition” of negotiating with the boundary between real life and art, between everyday space and institutional frameworks. [mehr]

Time As Form and Movement in Medieval Diagrams

Research Seminar
Located between the sensory and the imaginative, the quadrivium of musica, cosmology, arithmetic, and geometry was nonetheless grounded in the realm of the visual. In manuscripts, time and eternity appear as diagrams, graphs, and line drawings using parchment, ink, and pigments. [mehr]

Gnoseology, Aesthesis, Decoloniality

Lecture
In this lecture, Prof. W.D. Mignolo will address the themes of decolonization and artistic practices, at the invitation of Museo delle Civiltà’s research fellow DAAR – Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal. The lecture is promoted as part of the collaboration between Museo delle Civiltà and the Bibliotheca Hertziana’s Research Unit Decolonizing Italian Visual and Material Culture. [mehr]
In the Shoptalks, the Fellows of the Bibliotheca Hertziana present their Research Projects. [mehr]

Art as Project, Project as Art: Antonio Dias and Painting after Conceptual Art

Research Seminar
In this research seminar, Sérgio B. Martins explores two competing notions of project that informed Antonio Dias's painting in the early 1970s, one relating to the unfinished project as a subgenre of Conceptual art and the other to Italian debates apropos of the crisis of the historicity of modern art. [mehr]
Departing from Karel Teige’s essay Realism, the lecture first examines how the so-called non-conformist artists and philosophers in the ČSSR problematized and deconstructed the highly disputed notion of ‘reality’. [mehr]

From Late Medieval to Early Modern Love Boxes

Research Seminar
They “used to have, in their rooms, great wooden chests in the form of sarcophagi. . . and there were none that did not have the said chests painted. . .” [mehr]

Rome 10th Century

Conference
The conference aims to draw the attention of the scientific community to the history and history of art in Rome during the 10th century, to fill the many existing historiographical and methodological gaps. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]

Art and Power School

International Workshop
The Art and Power School is part of the Project Art and Power: Decolonizing Art History, which addresses the need to identify and analyze visual regimes and to critically reflect on the construction of power as a strategy of social dominance. [mehr]
The conference will explore the many ways the concept of the Renaissance has been viewed over the centuries, with a focus on the key figures, artistic practices and paradigms that have helped keep it alive for five hundred years. [mehr]

Imperial Games: Visuality, Tactility and Synaesthesia

Research Seminar
This research seminar examines the role of boardgames, toys and optical devices in the construction of an imperial subjectivity in the nineteenth century. [mehr]
Cogliendo l’occasione del completamento del restauro degli arazzi allegorici della Primavera e dell’Autunno, che furono tessuti all’inizio del XVII secolo nell’atelier della famiglia Raes riprendendo dei disegni di Francesco Salviati, il convegno Tessere le Stagioni intende approfondire lo studio di questi arazzi – la loro storia, fortuna e iconografia – e indagare altresì una serie di tematiche legate ai processi creativi, alla circolazione e serialità dei motivi, alla materialità e alle pratiche conservative. [mehr]
In spring 1775 Roman Architect Vincenzo Brenna (1741–1820) published his answer to a critic that can be read as a short statement of his understanding of Roman antiquity and the way it should be treated. The seminar will investigate various contexts of this publication. [mehr]

Marks of Music: Sound and Visualization in the Early Modern Period

Workshop
“Marks of Music: Sound and Visualization in the Early Modern Period” is an interdisciplinary workshop on the manifold uses and trajectories of notating and visualizing music in the early modern period. [mehr]

Artisti latinoamericani in Italia

Research Seminar
A partire dalla seconda metà del XIX secolo, l'attrazione delle accademie italiane, il fascino della tradizione artistica e la disponibilità di botteghe e maestri, determinarono l'inizio di un flusso migratorio irregolare di giovani artisti dagli Stati latinoamericani di recente formazione, che desideravano consolidarne il tessuto culturale e costruire una difficle identità nazionale. [mehr]
The ERC project CHROMOTOPE focuses on the changes that took place in attitudes to colour in the second half of the 19th century, particularly in Victorian England, then in the vanguard of the industrial revolution. [mehr]
With the overriding question of whether collectors purchased strategically or amassed drawings by accident, the Gernsheim Study Days at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in May 2023 will examine the full breadth of this early moment in the history of collecting works on paper. [mehr]

'Taio dorado': On Wood and Gold in Fifteenth-Century Venice

Research Seminar
In the Hebrew bible, carved wooden form and hammered gold surface are the very stuff of skillful fabrication; wood overlaid with pure gold honoured the Holy of Holies and Solomonic rule. Thinking wood and gold together, this exploratory paper will address the many kinds of work – religious, political, economic and aesthetic – that this apparently pragmatic pairing was put to use in Quattrocento Venice, a republic in which sites, things and institutions proliferated as ‘golden’. [mehr]
Starting from the film Notes for an African Orestes (1970) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elvan Zabunyan proposes a reflection in the form of a comparative analysis between the epic poem, colonial history, and postcolonial emancipation in the arts, traveling between the African continent, the Caribbean region and Europe. [mehr]

Mapping Entanglements of Art, Animal Furs, and Unfree Persons Between the Early Modern Baltic and Italy: the Case of Late Seicento Lithuania and Tuscany

Research Seminar Series: “Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]
L’intervento intende ricomporre la fortuna critica e la memoria visiva di un artista senese del Quattrocento in ambito surrealista: dalle pagine della rivista «Documents» alla mostra Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism al MoMA di New York, l’interesse crescente per la pittura ‘eccentrica’ di Giovanni di Paolo è esemplare dell’osmosi che esiste tra storiografia e arte moderna e interroga le dinamiche che definiscono questo scambio in termini di riscoperta critica, appropriazione culturale, intertestualità visiva. [mehr]

Medieval Art in Georgia through the Soviet Lens: from Colonialist Marginalization to Nationalist Acclamation

Research Seminar Series: “Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]

Nicola Pisano in Colour

Part of the Research Seminar Series 'Conserving Histories of Art'
The material evidence gathered in recent years during the cleaning, technical examination and conservation of sculptural works by Nicola Pisano and his pupils and collaborators has revealed much about their experimentation with different materials. [mehr]
Images of women bend over needlework were popular in the Dutch Republic of the 17th century as exemplars of obedience and housewifery duty. Hanneke Grootenboer argues that in the context of the early modern debate on women’s education (also referred to as the querelle des femmes), these images should also be understood as portrayals of female thinking—the pictorial equivalent of the melancholy male philosopher—and the act of needlework they represent, as a moment of subversion and escape. [mehr]

Exhibitions and Exhibitionism: Art in Public Spaces

Research Seminar
In this thought-provoking lecture, international artist Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) challenges the notion of art in public spaces and highlights its drawbacks. [mehr]

Christoph Keller: Data Error Roma Antichità

Research Exhibition
From February 16 until April 14, 2023, the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome will host the exhibition Data Error – Roma Antichità by visual and conceptual artist Christoph Keller. Data Error – Roma Antichità is a series of framed digital collages installed on exhibition walls under the Mannerist frescos of Palazzo Zuccari. [mehr]
These study days will question the complex interaction between continuity, discontinuity, survival and rebirth by employing the epistemological tools of art history, visual anthropology and the history of ideas in order to reflect on the heritage, as well as on the creative processes that have ensured the posterity of a strange, complex, changing, close and distant Antiquity. [mehr]
The ambitious projects of social housing built during Italy’s fascist regime became intricately connected to the experimental cinematic production that the regime supported. How does this relation speak to our own worries about the precariousness of shared urban environments? [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]
In this talk Hal Foster looks back at the last few decades of modernist studies from a personal perspective, touching on the challenges of both contemporary art and decolonial critique. He also considers how ideas of modernism might be bound up with models of modernity that are both problematic and outdated. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]
This lecture engages with relations between portraits of people and portraits of diseases. It will argue that definitions and practices of portraiture evolving around the notion of character were crucial for the development of the pathological image meant to capture the ‘characteristic traits’ of a disease. [mehr]

Second Sex, Gender Check and the Feminist Avant-Garde

Research Seminar Series: “Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]
Images of old age and aging determine how we handle demographic change. This conference will explore how the stages of the life cycle have been construed throughout history in order to consciously recognize the stereotypes that emanate from these age categories. [mehr]

Transient Photographs: How Time Reshapes the Photographic Archive

Lecture
Since the early 19th century, photography has offered a method to fix the fleeting image. Since then, however, we have become aware of the transient character of all photographic materials. [mehr]

Gray Zones in Black and White: Bauhaus Photography Under Nazism

Lecture
Most histories of the Bauhaus after 1933 describe it as a movement in exile, but the majority of Bauhäusler remained in Germany. This talk focuses on two of its communist photographers who took very different paths of resistance and participation during the Nazi period. [mehr]
Wastework is an international, interdisciplinary conference on the materiality, spatiality, and processing of waste in the early modern workshop. It proposes to examine acts of disposal, displacement, removal, and abeyance – in short, the getting rid of unwanted things – and the consequences these carry for the study of early modern material culture. [mehr]

(Dis)Continuities: Navigating Through the History of Ukrainian Art. Meeting 5

Art History in Ukraine, Now: A Workshop with Getty x Hertziana Grantees
Short presentations of current research in art history conducted by Ukrainian scholars supported by the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories and the Bibliotheca Hertziana. [mehr]

(Dis)Continuities: Navigating Through the History of Ukrainian Art. Meeting 4

Research Seminar
The fourth research seminar dedicated to the history of Ukrainian art will cover some aspects of contemporary art discourses in Ukraine. Tetiana Kochubinska and Natalia Matsenko, who work both as researchers and curators, will share their perspectives on the development of media art in Ukraine after the 1990s, and the artistic reflection of social shifts in the country that began in 2014. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]
Over sixty years ago, Curt Bühler, curator of rare books at the Morgan Library, mused, “The fifteenth century, it may well be said, was one of the most curious and confused periods in recorded history. Not the least curious and confusing of its aspects is the story of the book production in that century.” While Bühler was reflecting on the impact of print, his comments apply well to England’s situation, which, for the most part of the fifteenth century, remained unrocked by any media revolutions. [mehr]

Il tempo della terracotta

Part of the research seminar series 'Conserving Histories of Art'
Taking a broad chronological approach, this seminar reflects on some of the main moments in terracotta’s critical reception in the modern age. In literary judgements and collecting alike, terracotta seems more than other materials to have passed from the background to the fore of art history several times within the space of a few centuries. [mehr]
Image Systems, a novel formalism that allows for the conversion of digital image collections into structured datasets, prioritizing the relationship between images rather than metadata. This approach is fruitful in urban spatiotemporal navigation and automated discovery techniques for the digital humanities. [mehr]

(Dis)Continuities: Navigating Through the History of Ukrainian Art. Meeting 3

Research Seminar
The third research seminar in the series of meetings dedicated to the history of Ukrainian art will be dedicated to its late-Soviet period. Polina Baitsym and Oksana Trypolska will elaborate on the fused nature of official and non-official aspects in the functioning of art practices of that time. [mehr]
Mit der temporären Aktivierung von Kunstwerken in der hispanischen Welt widmet sich die Tagung einem Phänomen, das bis in unsere Gegenwart hinein eine zentrale Rolle für die Vermittlung von Glaubenswahrheiten und die Manifestation politischer Macht spielt. [mehr]
The lecture explores the reuse of the colonial Baroque in the modernist discourse, and more specifically in Oscar Niemeyer’s early architectural work, as a means to forming Brazilian identity. [mehr]
"(Dis)Continuities: Navigating Through the History of Ukrainian Art" is a series of meetings by Ukrainian scholars to give a panoramic overview of the key episodes in the history of the country’s visual heritage. The second research seminar by Svitlana Rybalko and Oksana Barshynova will address the entangled history of Ukrainian art of the early 20thcentury. [mehr]
In light of recent studies on artistic and political solidarity movements, this workshop proposes to connect a series of practices that emerged in the Euro-American context during the 1970s and 1980s. The starting point for this reflection is situated in Chile during the period of Augusto Pinochet's civic-military dictatorship (1973-1990) and takes into consideration its historical, political and cultural precedents. [mehr]
Con l’inizio degli anni Cinquanta, la ripresa degli studi di Cinecittà come luogo della produzione coincide con il racconto cinematografico del suo stesso impatto come macchina dello spettacolo. Allo stesso tempo Roma, con la sua espansione urbanistica e trasformazione edilizia, continua a essere esplorata sebbene in discontinuità con l’esperienza neorealista. Gli studi di via Tuscolana, le scalinate di Piazza di Spagna, le consolari che collegano il centro con le aree più periferiche, il nuovo Ponte Marconi, sono solo alcuni dei luoghi di Roma resi iconici e animati dalle reti affettive e sociali attivate dal racconto filmico di questo decennio. [mehr]
Although wandering in Rome was a common activity among its visitors, French travelers were unique in developing a distinct philosophical discourse on walking, inspired by the rebuilding of Paris. This conference traces their itineraries through texts and images that analyze Rome’s transformations between the 16th and the 18th centuries. It investigates their role in constructing Rome’s modern image through the physical engagement with its material, natural, and social environments. [mehr]
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]

Ringvorlesung: "Entangled Art Histories" – Objekte-Narrative-Diskurse (vom 26.10.2022 bis 26.01.2023

Der Anspruch, die Kunstgeschichte global zu erweitern, stellt das Fach seit geraumer Zeit in methodischer, inhaltlicher und institutioneller Hinsicht vor große Herausforderungen. Dies tritt etwa mit Blick auf die Öffnung des Gegenstandsbereichs auf außereuropäische Objekte deutlich zutage. Im Zuge dieses Prozesses gilt es, sich folgendem Fragenhorizont zu stellen: Inwiefern ist das an mitteleuropäischen Artefakten erprobte Methoden- und Theorienrepertoire einer global ausgeweiteten Kunstgeschichte noch dienlich? Wie kann die Kunstgeschichtsschreibung vermeiden, vermeintlich längst überwundene koloniale Rhetoriken und Strategien zu reaktivieren? Auf welche Weise lässt sich ästhetische Alterität erfassen, ohne „Andersartigkeit“ zugleich kategorisch festzuschreiben? [mehr]
Three pieces produced in Germany in the early 13th century for the Abbey of St. Trudpert present a very rich set of images and inscriptions that reveal a singular vision of the sacrament of the Eucharist, and an original approach to sacramental theology in general. [mehr]

Research Seminar Series: “Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins”

2. Research Seminar: “An Encounter of the Opposites: Images of Russia in European Renaissance Writing and the Russian Responses”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]

Fumetti underground tra ricerca e festival mainstream

Workshop
Questo Workshop pone a tema diverse tendenze storiche e contemporanee del fumetto underground, riunendo prospettive di ricerca accademica, attività creativa e divulgazione attraverso eventi culturali di portata nazionale e internazionale. Contenitore elastico, il fumetto underground indica sia una categoria estetica adatta ad esprimere diverse istanze autoriali (genere e tradizione di riferimento sul piano narrativo e visuale, esplorazione di determinati contenuti, stilistica), che una serie di pratiche di produzione e distribuzione alternative alla stampa istituzionale che esercitano una sostanziale influenza sul mondo del fumetto mainstream. [mehr]
"(Dis)Continuities: Navigating Through the History of Ukrainian Art" is a series of meetings by Ukrainian scholars to give a panoramic overview of the key episodes in the history of the country’s visual heritage. The first research seminar by Stefania Demchuk and Nazar Kozak will give insight into the issues connected with the study of Medieval and early Modern art in Ukraine. [mehr]

Sensors of Capital: Drawing for the English East India Company circa 1800

Resarch Seminar
This talk explores the relatively little-known visual work of military officers employed by the English East India Company for surveying, mapping, and illustrating. [mehr]
The material dimension of artistic artifacts is nothing but the coexistence and confluence of "minimal worlds". [mehr]
The recent restoration campaign of the Hall of Constantine in the Vatican Apostolic Palace has confirmed that Raphael authored the figures of Iustitia and Comitas, executed in oil on plaster. This talk will situate Raphael’s plan to paint the Vatican room in oils in the broader context of the experimentation with this technique that took place in Central Italy in the first half of the sixteenth century. [mehr]
An exhibition by the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History as part of the #ScienceForUkraine initiative. In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Bibliotheca Hertziana has offered doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships to at-risk art historians from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus as a contribution to the international #ScienceForUkraine initiative. [mehr]
Questo research seminar mette a confronto diverse prospettive intorno alla rivista di informazione, approfondimento culturale e fumetti “Frigidaire” (novembre 1980 - ). In particolare, si esplorerà questo periodico come importante epicentro di diffusione di estetica controculturale – svolta attraverso fumetti, reportage, articoli di inchiesta e di critica – su un piano di produzione e distribuzione nazionale. [mehr]

Seeing like Dante: Similis and the Reader's Eye

In this illustrated lecture, Bill Sherman will introduce his recent work on reading—and readers’ responses—as a visual rather than verbal phenomenon. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, in fact, there are all kinds of overlooked traces of visual responses to texts, from isolated doodles to fully fledged illustrative schemes. But we have never really known what to do with them, or even what to call them. [mehr]
Brancusi’s work Maiastra will be the starting point of a reflection on the perception and reception of artworks inspired by folk tales and national mythologies in early 20th Century Balkans. [mehr]

The Voices, Sounds, and Images of Europe

Interdisciplinary Conference
Organised within the framework of the European Pavilion in Rome and dedicated to the many voices, languages and images that make up Europe, this afternoon at Bibliotheca Hertziana is divided into three programmes that combine presentations, listening sessions and exchanges with the guests and amongst the audience. [mehr]
The Technical Study of Bernini’s Bronzes is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project that has begun a comprehensive technical study of all of Bernini’s complete oeuvre in bronze. In the past year, the travelling team has studied bronzes in North American and Australian museums and will continue technical studies in Europe in 2023-2026. [mehr]
“The most opposite of all are white and black, since nothing equals the look of black ink against white paper.” With these words Lodovico Dolce (1565) conceptualised the two ends of the colour spectrum. But what was the period’s understanding of black and white when applied to skin colour? Did the artistic practices carried out in workshops influence how Italian Renaissance artists understood skin tone? [mehr]

Massimo Piersanti e gli Incontri Internazionali d’Arte

Mostra fotografica
Inspired by Nietzsche’s remark that "madness in individuals is somewhat rare, but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule", the book studies the representation of mental disorders across the media, ancient and modern. [mehr]

Research Seminar Series: "Shifting Images and Ideas of Europe’s East: An Art Historical Approach from the Margins"

1. Research Seminar: “Integration through Exhibition. On Large-scale Art Shows in Cold-War Divided Europe”
Speaking of Europe often presupposes the existence of a stable unity of people with a common history, culture and identity. Yet it is not only the current political crisis that reveals major imbalances within the continent, where the gap between ‘West’ and ‘East’ looms particularly large. This series of research seminars offers the opportunity to read Europe's East from a historical perspective, in its relationship to other European regions, some of them (self-)declared as the center, as well as to the neighboring continent of Asia. [mehr]
The research seminar is dedicated to public monuments and the way they reflect and construct historical narratives. Its focus lies on the case study of Belarus, where contemporary artists engage with official monumental sculpture through critical interventions. [mehr]
In light of shifting theoretical paradigms in art history, reflecting on methods and their cultural frameworks is crucial and urgent. Contemporary efforts to evolve beyond the power relations of center and periphery and to redefine the relations between ideas, things, people, spaces and temporalities are fostered by current societal and political changes. From this arises the demand for an awareness of the intellectual genealogies and ideological implications of art historical methods. [mehr]

Screening & Artist Talk with Mykola Ridnyi

This film seminar presents a screening of Mykola Ridnyi’s film Temerari and its research material, followed by an artist talk and public discussion. Russia’s attack on its neighbor is driven by a nationalist ideology, yet Russian propaganda justifies the invasion as one aimed against “fascists”. Mykola Ridnyi’s film Temerari (21 min, 2021) tackles this subject. [mehr]

Bilderwirtschaft: Fotografie als Ware und Material der Kunstgeschichte um 1900

Workshop
The lecture will focus on material culture, that is, the objects in use and the representations of an exceptional community: the Signares, mixed-race women from Saint-Louis du Sénégal and the island of Gorée, who, through their matrimonial alliances with European merchants, formed an elite. [mehr]
Teresa Cristina di Borbone delle Due Sicilie fu la terza e ultima imperatrice del Brasile. Responsabile dei dialoghi culturali tra l’Italia e il suo paese di adozione, lasciò al Brasile un’importante eredità: la Collezione Mediterranea del Museu Nacional da Quinta da Boa Vista che subì un gravissimo incendio nel 2018. [mehr]
Portraiture, Alberti said, promises a permanence across time and space. Early modern artists and audiences had other ideas, though: they frequently interfered with ‘finished’ portraits. Carefully attending to the historical practices behind repainted portraits can help guide approaches to their conservation. [mehr]

Digital Publishing for the Humanities – New Technologies and Ideas

Digital Publishing for the Humanities
In recent years, digital publishing has increasingly acquired relevance in the Humanities. This is particularly the case for critical editions, which, notably when compared to print editions, can now profit from the flexibility of XML with TEI tag suite, full-text or faceted search functionalities, semantic annotations, named entity recognition and continuous improvement. [mehr]
Quali sono le qualità attribuite allo spazio, a quello della città, degli edifici, dei musei, nella lenta costituzione di una “identità nazionale” italiana durante l’Ottocento fino agli anni del fascismo? In che modo la spazialità contribuisce a forgiare l’identità? [mehr]
Reign or colony? Charles V’s succession to the Spanish Crown (1516) and the inclusion of Sicily into the domains of the empire visibly affected the socio-political and cultural conditions of the island. These transformations were mirrored in the artistic and architectonical production of Cinquecento and the beginning of the Seicento, and may be interpreted both as manifestations or consequences to the Hapsburg presence on the island, and as forms of expression of local communities' identities. [mehr]

Settimana tedesca

Dall’8 al 15 ottobre 2022 si svolgerà in tutta Italia la “Settimana Tedesca”, con un ricco programma di eventi e iniziative alla quale la Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte partecipa. [mehr]
In light of shifting theoretical paradigms in art history, reflecting on methods and their cultural frameworks is crucial and urgent. Contemporary efforts to evolve beyond the power relations of center and periphery and to redefine the relations between ideas, things, people, spaces and temporalities are fostered by current societal and political changes. From this arises the demand for an awareness of the intellectual genealogies and ideological implications of art historical methods. [mehr]

Ad tartaros: Art in Italy and Mongol Asia circa 1300

Lecture
The thirteenth-century rise of the Mongol Empire brought objects, peoples, and technologies into new and accelerated contact. This lecture explores the impact of this contact in Italian states around 1300, at a moment of intense artistic change. [mehr]
Images and Institutions brings together an international team of historians of art and science for a three-day symposium in Rome to gain a larger picture of the relationships between visual culture and the developing practices of collaborative science. [mehr]
The panel seeks to explore the visuality of the Russian-Ukrainian War, how its images are constructed and distributed, how they function within the social and political contexts, how they shape and transform those contexts, what antagonisms, continuities and discontinuities they create. [mehr]
Photographs by Domenico Ventura [mehr]

Drowning in Print

Research Seminar
Few early modern prints render swimming as a feat of resistance against both water and air; fewer indicate its risks. How to show the calisthenic movement of a figure both within and without the water? How about the resistance of waves to the exertion of a body propelling its own weight through a slick, transparent, heavy medium? [mehr]

The Fragility of Pastel

Workshop
Pastel is a difficult medium for art history. Its origin is obscure, its classification complex, its status suspended between painting and drawing, between preparatory and finished work. One thing about pastel is clear, though: its extreme susceptibility to damage. [mehr]

The "Safe Outward Journey" of Rosalba Carriera’s Pastels and the Protection of the Three Kings

Keynote Lecture - part of the Workshop "The Fragility of Pastel"
Rosalba Carriera (1673–1757) was known throughout Europe for her extraordinary works in pastel. She was the most celebrated woman artist in eighteenth-century Venice. Apprehensive about her paintings’ well-being, Rosalba was anxious to protect them during their perilous journeys to their patrons and secure their future survival. [mehr]

Visual and Material Culture of Microscopy in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Workshop
  • Participation on site previous registration
  • Beginn: 22.06.2022
  • Ende: 24.06.2022
When researching the history of microscopy, Rome is a natural place to start. It is in Rome under the auspices of the Accademia dei Lincei that Federico Cesi published his microscopic observations of bees in his Melissographia (1625) and the Apiarium (1626). In honour of the recently elected Barberini Pope, Urban VIII, whose family’s coat of arms includes three bees, the bee became the first object of visual presentation of the research that was made possible through the new instrument that would soon be called “microscope.” [mehr]
Extracted in Siberia and moved in Anglo-Russian trade, the foliaceous mineral muscovite (white mica) fed the imaginations of early modern painters, poets, and natural philosophers alike. This seminar will focus on a group of micaceous objects — portrait overlays, embroidered cabinets, scientific instruments, and a perspective treatise — that dramatize a culture of interaction between art and science, amateurs and experts, foreign travel and domesticity in the long seventeenth century. [mehr]
How were tombs conceived, narrated and represented in writings in medieval and early modern times? What was the contribution of writing in the actions that immediately followed the death? What rules determined the shape and the position of tombs? [mehr]

SS. Sergio e Bacco

Visita Guidata
In una delle più belle piazzette del rione Monti si trova la piccola e antica chiesa dei SS. Sergio e Bacco, cattedrale del Esarcato Apostolico di Kiev e luogo di riferimento per la comunità ucraina di Roma. [mehr]

Queer Collecting and Masculine Desire in Fin-de-Siècle Period

Research Seminar
A new relationship to art object collections appeared during the second half of the 19th century, through forms of affection and emotion linked to the rise of modernity. The object becomes the support of fantasies and the expression of a sensuality in the more specific context of Orientalism and Japonisme. [mehr]

Gateways to Medieval Naples

Field School
In recent years, the art and architecture of medieval Naples has been the subject of renewed scholarly activity that is generating important research on understudied monuments and exploring fresh approaches to the history of the city’s material culture. A next generation of scholars is reassessing Neapolitan studies and advancing research with greater interdisciplinary breadth and expanded geographic scope. [mehr]
In light of shifting theoretical paradigms in art history, reflecting on methods and their cultural frameworks is crucial and urgent. Contemporary efforts to evolve beyond the power relations of center and periphery and to redefine the relations between ideas, things, people, spaces and temporalities are fostered by current societal and political changes. From this arises the demand for an awareness of the intellectual genealogies and ideological implications of art historical methods. [mehr]
It is an art historical trope that medieval churches offered the presence of Heaven to those on Earth, but how exactly might this occur? Attention to Romanesque wall paintings in their architectural and liturgical settings offers some indications of the transformative power of images. [mehr]

Performances in the Garden: Ghosts are Welcomed to the Garden

Performance
Il giardino è un luogo domestico oppure no? È custodito, protetto dalle mura, è progettato e gestito dalla/dal giardiniera/giardiniere, supervisionato dalla/dal proprietaria/proprietario. Eppure, c’è qualcosa di misteriosamente incontrollabile che striscia nei suoi angoli d’ombra, fruscia nei cespugli nella notte più silenziosa. Uccelli, insetti e venti non si curano delle recinzioni e delle politiche di proprietà privata, vi dimorano senza chiedere il permesso, creando i loro sconcertanti habitat o soggiorni, ignorando l’ordine stabilito. Lo stesso vale per i fantasmi. [mehr]
Vor zweihundert Jahren, um 1820/25 wurde das kleine italienische Bergstädtchen Olevano von den Malern der Romantik entdeckt – und in einen neuartigen Wahrnehmungsraum und mythischen Ort verwandelt. [mehr]
Die Kirche Santa Croce in Gerusalemme – in den frühen Quellen schlicht „Jerusalem“ genannt – war schon seit ihrer Gründung im 4. Jahrhundert mit einer Kreuzreliquie ausgestattet, die laut der spätmittelalterlichen Legende von der Kaisermutter Helena direkt vom Ort der Kreuzigung in Jerusalem nach Rom gebracht worden war. [mehr]

Embodying Europe in the Early-Modern Period

Research Seminar
In the early-modern period, a vibrant debate about Europe’s political fate, its borders, and its identity emerged. While travelogues enhanced the knowledge of non-European cultures, the growing news media contributed to the discourse on Europe as well by reporting continuously on its contemporary history. [mehr]
The Florentine Codex is an encyclopedic manuscript produced collaboratively by the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a team of indigenous writers and artists. It was completed at the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco in Mexico City in 1577. [mehr]

Fabbricare le alterità: agency, visual e material culture

Research Seminar
Se le teorie che tentano di circoscrivere un’identità e una razza italiana si avverano contraddittorie, vaghe e inconsistenti, le rappresentazioni del corpo realizzate in ambito coloniale si impongono, al contrario, per la loro immediatezza comme tenaci ontologie e efficaci strumenti di propaganda. [mehr]

Multimodal and Embodied AI for Digital Humanities

Research Seminar
Recent progress in the Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing communities have made it possible to connect Vision and Language together in a variety of different tasks which lie at the intersection of Vision, Language, and Embodied AI. Those tasks range from retrieving images or part of images given textual queries, to generating meaningful descriptions of images, answering questions and navigating agents in unseen environments via natural language instructions. [mehr]

Art to Numbers - Ph.D. Seminar

Ph.D. seminar
Practical implementation and theoretical analysis of visual similarity in the context of (digital) art history, with a short hands-on introduction to the ImageGraph tool and invites participants to discuss how digital methods can assist art historical research methodologies. [mehr]

Mapping Uncertainty. Early Modern Global Cartography, 21st Century Discussions

KNIR Colloquium
How to present uncertain knowledge? What did, and what do, mapmakers do when they are not sure? This posed a large problem in early modern times, the so-called ‘age of exploration’. Where and how to insert whole new continents, disputed discoveries, questionable coastlines, and islands beyond the imagination? What if the experiences of explorers contradicted age-old narratives? And how to present the yet unexplored parts of the world? The issue of visualizing uncertain information on a map, however, is not just an early modern issue. 21st-century scholars making maps, for example with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) face comparable problems. How to state ‘maybe’ or ‘I don’t know’ with only ones and zeros at your disposal? Where to draw the line? How to demonstrate (or hide) your uncertainty? [mehr]

From Concepts to Tools

Workshop
  • Event with pre-registration onsite and online via Zoom
  • Datum: 11.05.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Vortragende(r): Workshop
Practical implementation and theoretical analysis of visual similarity in the context of (digital) art history, with a short hands-on introduction to the ImageGraph tool and invites participants to discuss how digital methods can assist art historical research methodologies. [mehr]
Il Vesuvio è stato oggetto di attenzione e suggestione per secoli. Ad esso, e agli altri vulcani dell’area napoletana, si lega la produzione di numerosi testi e rappresentazioni visive. [mehr]

Buch-Ausbrüche. Vulkane in historischen Drucken der Bibliothek aus vier Jahrhunderten

Öffentliche Führung
Die Faszination für den Vesuv hat im Laufe der Jahrhunderte zahlreiche Publikationen und Darstellungen hervorgebracht. [mehr]

La Cappella Sansevero a Napoli. Raimondo di Sangro e la cultura del barocco romano

Research Seminar
Raimondo di Sangro (1710-1771), settimo principe di Sansevero e committente della Cappella Sansevero a Napoli, si formò a Roma presso i gesuiti. Tale esperienza fu cruciale per la sua vicenda intellettuale, e finì per determinare il programma figurativo del suo tempio gentilizio. [mehr]

Snakes, Worms, and Finding God in Kerala: The Origins of the Hortus malabaricus

This talk examines the origins of Hendrik Rheede tot Drakesteyn’s Hortus malabaricus, one of the first luxurious Dutch encyclopedias of natural history, and especially the role of the discalced carmelite monk Matthew of St Joseph in the production of the text and the images. [mehr]

Visualizing Physiology: Hygiene and Representation in 18th Century Europe

Research Seminar
What is the role of images in modernizing the human body? The seminar will explore changing ways human physiology and hygiene were perceived, conceptualised, and represented in the 18th century, both in terms of scientific and popular discourses. [mehr]
The IIIF Reader is a tool designed for annotating and visualizing images through the International Image Interoperability Framework, this workshop aims at presenting and using it. [mehr]
The event is meant as a conversation on the cultural and political conditions affecting the study, conservation and symbolic value of a major extant monument from Kyivan Rus’: the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Kyiv. Selected scholars will present and participate in discussions on Russophone historiography and the monument’s latest life as a museum and as a symbol of national identity, in light of recent rumors about war dangers threatening the church. [mehr]
What happens to a “factory of dreams” in times of war? Cinecittà, the Fascist-built Hollywood-on-the-Tiber, played a key role in the havoc of battle and occupation and post-World War II reconstruction. [mehr]
L’arte dell’underground riunisce alcuni protagonisti e studios* dell'underground per un confronto collettivo sui veicoli, le forme e la diffusione della controcultura italiana e internazionale dagli anni Settanta a oggi. L’evento è organizzato nell’ambito della collaborazione tra la Bibliotheca Hertziana e l’archivio della Fondazione Echaurren Salaris, la "Collezione digitale sull’arte e la politica in Italia negli anni sessanta e settanta". [mehr]
1960s-1970s countercultural practices have often raised a dilemma, within or against institutions? Over the past decades, many artists and cultural workers have explored an alternative, the creation of countercultural institutions. [mehr]
A visit to Studio Fabio Mauri , Associazione per l'Arte L'Esperimento del Mondo, will be followed by a workshop in Villino Stroganoff with a screening of Fabio Mauri, Intimità di Pasolini (2005) and group discussion focusing on a close reading of Fabio Mauri’s Intellettuale (1975), led by Benjamin Fellmann (Paris x Rome Fellow), Fabien Vitali (LMU München) and Ivan Barlafante, Dora Aceto and Sara Codutti (Studio Fabio Mauri). [mehr]

The Smell of Paint: Towards an Olfactory History of 19th-Century Painting

Research Seminar
Since the publishing of De Collica pictonum (1757) by the famous physician Tronchin, there have been numerous publications and debates about the medical dangers attributed to the smell of paint. At the turn of the century, while the manufacture of colors was gradually industrialized, this threat played an important role in the material culture by encouraging the development of many odorless paints and varnishes. [mehr]
On Stalin’s instructions, 2000 works of art to be seized in Germany as trophies were listed and to be installed in a World Museum of Art. The most sought-after piece was Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. Trophy Brigades were sent to the front lines. In May 1945, they found Dresden destroyed, but discovered the hidden art depots. 200 000 objects were sent to the USSR, especially to the Pushkin Museum. [mehr]

Otto Marseus van Schrieck, Johannes Swammerdam and Paolo Boccone: Visual Strategies and Communicating Science

Research Seminar
  • Online event via Zoom and on site (previous registration)
  • Datum: 23.02.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragender: Eric Jorink
After introducing the new project Visualizing the Unknown. Scientific Observation, Representation and Communication in 17th-century Science and Society (in cooperation with Bibliotheca Hertziana and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave), Eric Jorink will focus on the interaction between artistic and scientific strategies around 1670. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Talking Hands"

Film Seminar
Talking Hands/Говорящие руки (48 min, 2016) is a film about the 1960s Zagorsk School for deaf-blind children outside Moscow and its "cultural-historical" pedagogy. The school was established by Marxist philosopher Evald Ilyenkov, who, in contention with dominant Soviet ideology, began developing ideas of how human consciousness is socially and spatially constituted, arguing that it emerges in relation to material culture, objects, tools and other people. [mehr]
Questo research seminar si incentra su alcuni fenomeni emergenti nell’ambito della Controcultura italiana tra anni Settanta e Ottanta. [mehr]

Film Seminar "La rivoluzione siamo noi (Arte in Italia 1967 – 1977)"

Film Seminar
Il film La rivoluzione siamo noi (Arte in Italia 1967-1977), prodotto e distribuito da Luce-Cinecittà, sarà proiettato nel Villino Stroganoff seguito da una discussione con la regista (Ilaria Freccia), l’autore (Ludovico Pratesi) e la Presidente di Cinecittà (Chiara Sbarigia). [mehr]
Nelle Vite, Vasari rivendica di essere stato il primo ideratore della villa che Giulio III fece edificare alla metà del Cinquecento. L’intricata trama di figure coinvolte è però ben più fitta di quanto l’aretino non lasci intendere, rendendo Villa Giulia un caso esemplare per affrontare il funzionamento di un cantiere. [mehr]

The Perfection of Nature: Animals, Humans, and Race in the Renaissance

Research Seminar
The Renaissance world – from the Mediterranean to Mexico City to the high mountains of the Andes – was marked by a lingering fascination with breeding. [mehr]

Rudiments and Revenants: Warburg, Darwin and the Biology of Gesture

Research Seminar
By analyzing Aby Warburg’s reception of evolutionary thought – both with and against Darwin – this research seminar offers a new reading of Warburg’s understanding of history, demonstrating how the circulation of images between art and science enabled the conversion of expressive gesture into a fossil of deep time. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 8. Final Reflections: A Workshop to Explore the Seminars’ Findings
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers and resources. This invites reflection on how these modern technologies impact the generation of new questions. In the past years, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions has organised a series of online seminars which asked researchers, librarians, software developers, curators, archivists, and artists to reflect on the impact that digital media and tools have on their working practices. [mehr]

Shards of the New World: Painting on Obsidian and the Ecologies of Early Modern Art

Research Seminar
Spanish colonization introduced a host of artistic materials into European workshops. This research seminar examines the artistic, ecological, and spiritual stakes that motivated several European painters to use obsidian from the Americas as the substrate for their devotional paintings. [mehr]

'Rome Transformed': A New Interdisciplinary Project Examining the Transformation of the Eastern Caelian from C1 to C8 CE

Research Seminar
The Eastern Caelian is an area of exceptional importance to our understanding of the evolution of Rome from the Classical period to the early Middle Ages and beyond. This paper presents a range of methodologies now being introduced through the new ‘Rome Transformed’ Project to illuminate aspects of that evolution. It seeks not only to explore the diversity of vital source material, but also to consider how best to advance interdisciplinary analysis. [mehr]

Neue Tendenzen der Italienforschung zu Mittelalter und Renaissance

4. Interdisziplinärer Workshop
Ziel des interdisziplinären Workshops ist es, jüngere Ansätze der Italienforschung kritisch zu würdigen, ein Forum intensiven Austausches zu schaffen und die Italienforschung in Deutschland insgesamt zu stärken. [mehr]
Machine Learning has changed the stakes in architectural and urban research, but how can we devise and cross-fertilize comprehensive and innovative research methodologies that consider the city both through events and as an object of a longue durée? [mehr]

Navigating and Annotating Art Historical Collections

Workshop (closed) with Open Lecture (participation possible online via Zoom and on-site prior registration) on November 23, 09:30 am
Recent engaging proposals prompt us to reconsider the assumptions and goals behind digital art historical collections. This seminar will tackle new ways of conceiving, navigating and annotating digital art collections through data visualization and interaction design. [mehr]

Diagrams and Other Visual Aids in the Early Modern University Classroom

Research Seminar
On 19 July 1595, while lecturing on astronomy in the Protestant seminary school at Graz, Johannes Kepler had an epiphany. As he recalled in the Mysterium cosmographicum, 'when I was going to show my audience the leaps of the great conjunctions … I inscribed many triangles, or quasi-triangles, in the same circle, so that the end of one was the beginning of another.' [mehr]

Living with the Volcano │The Culture and History of Naples reflected in Natural Disasters

Max Planck Lecture
Eruptions and earthquakes have left their mark on the city of Naples. How have these disasters shaped the city’s art and architecture and the mindset of people living with natural threats? [mehr]

A Technology of Transparency

Research Seminar
Today, glass is ubiquitous, from window glass to tableware, and from eyeglasses to glass fibres, even to the extent to become almost invisible. However, this ubiquity has not always been there. [mehr]
The seminar will unpack the notion of 'iconographic silence' to consider historical forms of epistemological resistance and practice-based methodologies able to hijack those structures still contributing to the concealment of the Libyan Genocide. [mehr]

"Values Resemble a Dance, Not a Statue" – Sergei Eisenstein's Capital Project

Research Seminar
Sergei Eisenstein’s planned film adaptation of Karl Marx’s Capital stands as one of the most enigmatic projects in the history of cinema. Though never realized, it has haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and philosophers to the present day. A recent look into Eisenstein’s archive revealed the full scope of his plans: between October 1927 and September 1928, he gradually transformed his working diaries into an editing board. This "visual instruction in the dialectical method", as Eisenstein himself called his project, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections and extensive quotations. What can be seen and read is not a film but a series of variations on the themes of economy and capitalist exploitation. [mehr]
Referred to as "potentially the Pompeii of East Africa", the ambition to liken the ruined city of Kua in the Mafia archipelago in today’s Tanzania with one of the most famous ruined sites in Europe could hardly have been greater and continues to overshadow the Tanzanian archaeological site. [mehr]
Mappe e carte nautiche del Rinascimento sono immagini che visualizzano in modo contreto i contatti, conflitti e scambi internazionali e, in quanto tali, il loro studio è parte integrante di una storia dell’arte attentata ai materiali dell’arte e alla loro mobilità. [mehr]

Ringvorlesung: "Entangled Art History" Objekte-Narrative-Diskurse

Der Anspruch, die Kunstgeschichte global zu erweitern, stellt das Fach seit geraumer Zeit in methodischer, inhaltlicher und institutioneller Hinsicht vor große Herausforderungen. Dies tritt etwa mit Blick auf die Öffnung des Gegenstandsbereichs auf außereuropäische Objekte deutlich zutage. Im Zuge dieses Prozesses gilt es, sich folgendem Fragenhorizont zu stellen: Inwiefern ist das an mitteleuropäischen Artefakten erprobte Methoden- und Theorienrepertoire einer global ausgeweiteten Kunstgeschichte noch dienlich? Wie kann die Kunstgeschichtsschreibung vermeiden, vermeintlich längst überwundene koloniale Rhetoriken und Strategien zu reaktivieren? Auf welche Weise lässt sich ästhetische Alterität erfassen, ohne „Andersartigkeit“ zugleich kategorisch festzuschreiben? [mehr]
Mendicants, Humanists and the Aesthetics of the civitas. Debates and political culture in the 14th and 15th centuries and their impact on art, architecture and urban space. [mehr]
This exciting project aims at reconstructing the pioneering observations of 17th-century microscopists such as Robert Hooke, Johannes Swammerdam and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Facing previously unknown structures such as the anatomy of insects, sperm and bacteria, these pioneering microscopists had to develop a new visual idiom to shape, record and disseminate their observations. What could they see? How did they represent their observations? [mehr]

Contemporaneità barocca: riletture incrociate di due mostre attuali

Workshop
Il workshop si pone come obiettivo principale quello di comprendere l’arte del presente e il suo riutilizzo del passato, instaurando un dialogo interdisciplinare sulle nozioni di temporalità e storicità a partire da un confronto diretto con le opere esposte all’interno delle due mostre Tempo Barocco (Gallerie Nazionali Palazzo Barberini) e Damien Hirst-Archaeology Now (Galleria Borghese). [mehr]

Marble. Connections and Refractions

Workshop
Few materials have been such a constant and dominant factor in the history of the arts as the material of marble. Considering marble both as a “raw” material and as a medium that, through its materiality, gains meaning, this workshop will explore new perspectives in the field. [mehr]

'Sammelband Scientia': Experimentation in Renaissance German Instrument Print Albums and Manuals

Research Seminar
Printed sundials, astrolabes, and other devices constitute an imperfect ephemeral record of early modern experiments with instrumentation on paper and the growing demand for it. This talk marks the beginning of a book project on such proto-scientific publications and the hybrid assemblages in which they survived. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

6° Incontro: I milanesi a Napoli (1954, Enzo di Gianni)
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]

Tra le immagini, il tempo

Research Seminar
Riconcatenare le immagini del passato attraverso il riuso del materiale filmico od orientarle tramite il lavoro autoriale sul supporto —e quindi verso un nuovo formato in cui convergano passato, presente e futuro— permette la creazione di un nuovo ‘sorgere’ temporale e favorisce una sorta di "appuntamento segreto tra le generazioni". [mehr]

L'immaginazione al potere: invenzione e diffusione delle grottesche

Research Seminar
La scoperta delle grottesche, avvenuta a Roma alla fine degli anni settanta del Quattrocento, e poi la loro canonizzazione, ad opera di Raffaello e soci nel secondo decennio del Cinquecento, hanno offerto alla pittura moderna un nuovo lessico ornamentale all'antica destinato a dominare per secoli l'arte occidentale. [mehr]

Royal Nunneries at the Center of Medieval Europe. Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics (11th-14th centuries)

Conference
This conference is dedicated to the art, architecture and material culture of female monasteries patronized by the ruling dynasties in medieval Europe between the 11th and the 14th centuries. Within the late-medieval monastic universe, royal foundations share characteristics identifiable across their specific political contexts and beyond the space-time mapping of artistic and architectural phenomena. [mehr]
"Only anthropophagy unites us", Oswald de Andrade stated in the first verse of his seminal Manifesto Antropófago of 1928. While it is a foundational part of the Brazilian modernist discourse, starting with the Semana de Arte Moderna of 1922, and has been recently adopted by transcultural and postcolonial approaches, the current call for a decolonization of Art History invites to reread the Manifesto and ask whether regurgitating Cannibalism can still be a critical tool. [mehr]
This Research Seminar focuses on the visual communication strategies of corporate publications between the 1950s and the 1970s. In this period, house-organs were used to deliver a positive image of the industrial sector, with the aim to merge humanistic culture and technical knowledge. The speakers will discuss what these strategies tell us about broader political and economic logics. They will analyse peculiar dynamics of the Cold War era by comparing Italian and international cases. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

5° Incontro: Gatta Cenerentola (2017, Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri e Dario Sansone).
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]

Disability, Art, Agency: Participation and the Revision of the Senses

Research Seminar
The talk claims that work by contemporary artists who deploy variable disability topoi (deafness, blindness, sight, mobility) make audiences more sensitive to ways in which bodies take in information and process stimuli. [mehr]

Conference: Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams

Diagrammatic forms of visualization are ubiquitous in scientific publications, as well as in popular mediations of scientific contents. Every computer interface relies on diagrammatic forms, combining textual and graphical elements. Diagrams abstract and encode information. They are indispensable in many scientific contexts, and, together with charts and graphs, also in the daily media, reaching a wide audience of experts and non-experts. [mehr]

Measure as Erasure

Research Seminar
The construction of the modern world largely rested on faith in measuring. The control of natural resources, the military revolution, the mapping of space, and the representation of the real: all those achievements were predicated on the belief that measuring was reliable, that it could be done, and that its results were immutable. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Riscritture cinematografiche: aspetti socio-economici, narrativi e di ricezione del remake"

Il video-saggio come remake. Riflessioni a partire da "Il profumo della signora in nero" (F. Barilli, 1974)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 01.06.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Nonostante il remake appaia già con gli inizi del cinema, esso si rivela essere un esempio chiave anche per comprendere la cinematografia contemporanea. Il significato di copia, gli interessi commerciali nelle decisioni dell'industria o il rapporto tra cinema e spettatore, sono alcune delle questioni che emergono mediante l’analisi delle nuove condizioni di produzione e diffusione. [mehr]
I Musei Capitolini offrono uno spunto per riflettere sulle trasformazioni avvenute nelle pratiche di restauro delle antichità a Roma tra fine ‘700 e inizio ‘800, anche nella prospettiva di recuperare episodi poco noti della storia del museo stesso. [mehr]

Roma, Atene e l'Europa. Tutela delle antichità e mercato d’arte tra fine '700 e primo '800

Research Seminar
Tra fine ‘700 e inizio ‘800 gli interessi di collezionisti, eruditi e mercanti d’arte in Europa rilevarono un cambio di rotta dalle antichità di Roma a quelle di Atene. Oltre al diffuso rinnovamento di gusto in atto, è possibile ricollegare tale nuova tendenza all’emanazione di leggi severe per il controllo del mercato d’arte? [mehr]
This project aims to create a 3D map of late medieval and Renaissance Rome in order to explore the interconnectedness of sight and sound, topography, and movement in the city by analyzing acoustics, ballistics, and defensive systems. [mehr]
The 6th International postdoctoral Conference by the Rome Art History Network focuses on the problem of reproducing, representing, or copying Michelangelo’s sculpture from the 16th century to today between artistic practice and criticism. [mehr]

Knotting Time: Lace, Labor and Gender in Italy

Research Seminar
In late 19th-century Italy, lacemaking was seen as a reclamation of the Italian past and the key to its industrial future. As the lace revival set thousands of women to work, however, the female lacemaker remained an ambiguous figure. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

4° incontro: "Io sono l'amore" (L. Guadagnino, 2009)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 18.05.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]
"Benché senza colori abbino tutta la forza dell’arte". In questo modo, nel 1590, Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo descriveva le opere realizzate a chiaroscuro, restituendo tutta la complessità teorica di un’opera pittorica eseguita con una tavolozza ridotta. Una pittura così realizzata, infatti, assume un singolare vigore espressivo in virtù dell’assenza della consueta policromia a suggerire i colori della realtà. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Riscritture cinematografiche: aspetti socio-economici, narrativi e di ricezione del remake"

"Vertigo" (A. Hitchcock, 1958) / "La Jetée" (C. Marker, 1962) / "Twelve Monkeys" (T. Gilliam, 1995): gradi di intertestualità nella pratica del remake
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 13.05.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Nonostante il remake appaia già con gli inizi del cinema, esso si rivela essere un esempio chiave anche per comprendere la cinematografia contemporanea. Il significato di copia, gli interessi commerciali nelle decisioni dell'industria o il rapporto tra cinema e spettatore, sono alcune delle questioni che emergono mediante l’analisi delle nuove condizioni di produzione e diffusione. [mehr]

Lancio della collezione digitale di controcultura

Pubblicazioni rare sull’arte e la politica in Italia negli anni Sessanta e Settanta dall’archivio della Fondazione Echaurren Salaris accessibili online
Negli anni Settanta, l’artista Pablo Echaurren fu uno dei protagonisti della controcultura visiva. Come collezionista è riuscito a creare il più importante archivio di documenti della creatività politico-artistica post-68. I fondi raccolgono fanzine, volantini, disegni, manoscritti, fotografie e soprattutto riviste quali A/Traverso, Viola e Oask?!, oggi quasi irreperibili, come anche il lavoro dell’artista degli anni Settanta, in particolare i suoi acquarelli, smalti, quaderni di appunti, disegni e fotografie. Grazie a questo archivio si può comprendere un decennio chiave della storia dell’Italia contemporanea. [mehr]

The Layouts of Paratexts in 16th-century Learned Books

Research Seminar
Early printed books experimented with more numerous and varied kinds of paratexts than were common in medieval manuscripts, including title page, pagination, dedications, addresses to the reader, indexes and tables of contents, dichotomous diagrams, poems, prayers, privileges and permissions, authors’ portraits, errata, registers, and printers’ marks. [mehr]

The City: Traces of Urban Memories

Conference
Cities, like any other forms of human settlements and like works of art, are in constant flux, a process of shaping and reshaping, of being erased, demolished, newly designed, renovated, and preserved. Like a canvas on which marks of artistic activities—lines, scratches, stains of colors, and spots—are visually documented, the urban landscapes accumulate and display through their particular structures, planning, architecture, parks, and public monuments histories of urban creativity and imagined landscapes of inhabitants. Thus could be read both the plethora of built substances that turns a space into a place and the markers of remembering and forgetting. Sites epitomize durations and changes and embody a sense of time. [mehr]

Il cappello del brigante. Intrattenimento pittoresco e cultura visuale in età romantica

Research Seminar
La sensibilità romantica ha inventato il tipo del brigante italiano. Ma che funzione hanno avuto l’entertainment, il consumo culturale e la cultura visuale nel renderlo uno dei personaggi più emblematici dell’immaginario sociale ottocentesco? [mehr]

When the House Took Flight: Printed Media and Replicas of the Santa Casa di Loreto

Research Seminar
Through a replica of the Santa Casa in the Czech community of Slaný, this presentation explores transmission of the Loretan cult via printed media, revealing paths of information transfer, and the multiple temporalities embedded in the sacred edifice. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Riscritture cinematografiche: aspetti socio-economici, narrativi e di ricezione del remake"

Transnational remakes, auto-remakes, e shot-for-shot remakes: il caso studio di "Funny Games US" (2007) di Michael Haneke
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 27.04.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Nonostante il remake appaia già con gli inizi del cinema, esso si rivela essere un esempio chiave anche per comprendere la cinematografia contemporanea. Il significato di copia, gli interessi commerciali nelle decisioni dell'industria o il rapporto tra cinema e spettatore, sono alcune delle questioni che emergono mediante l’analisi delle nuove condizioni di produzione e diffusione. [mehr]
In the context of the Project Digital Visual Studies, hosted by the University of Zurich, Dr. Harald Klinke will give a lecture on What’s next for Art History and Cultural Analytics, focusing on Features, Dimensions, Networks as part of a broader reflection on the impact of digital technologies for the production, archiving and retrieval of images bear for the both established and emergent visual disciplines. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 6. Visualizing Information: On the Digital Model as a Heuristic Tool
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers and resources. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

3° Incontro: "Operazione San Gennaro" (Dino Risi, 1966)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 15.04.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]

Una mostra su Roma e l'arte in Messico nel secolo dell'Indipendenza

Research Seminar
La mostra Roma en "México/México en Roma: Las academias de arte entre Europa y el Nuevo Mundo, 1843-1867" (Città del Messico, Museo Nacional de Arte, 6 dicembre 2017 - 24 maggio 2018) ha aperto nuove vie di ricerca per rileggere un patrimonio artistico che alla metà del diciannovesimo secolo fu realizzato a cavallo tra due continenti, l’America e l’Europa, tra due realtà politiche, la Repubblica Messicana e lo Stato Pontificio, tra due capitali culturali, Città del Messico e Roma. [mehr]

Remediated Maps. Transmedial Approaches to Cartographic Imagination

Workshop
  • Online event via Zoom
  • Beginn: 12.04.2021 14:30
  • Ende: 14.04.2021 19:00
  • Vortragende(r): Workshop
The workshop aims at extending the research horizons developed in the last years around the cartographic image, to deepen the methodologies of the so called cartographic turn and revise its categories of analysis in a transmedial perspective. [mehr]

The Nature of Exotic Shells: Labor and the Costs of Visibility

Research Seminar
Throughout the early modern era, European collectors of exotic objects such as shells performed elaborate rituals of natural historical and aesthetic discernment in the spaces of their studies and cabinets. Where and how were shells—and other exotic specimens—found? How and by virtue of what forms of labor did they arrive in the spaces of early modern collections? [mehr]

Renaissance Italian Art after the Spatial Turn

Research Seminar
In the wake of History of art‘s "spatial turn", the historiography of pre-modern Italy has seemed more peripheral than central.To what extent have conversations about art as instrument of a colonizing process, as a conduit for cultural exchange, of translation and adaptation by colonial subjects, métissage, transfert culturel, and so on transformed the way we might conceive the artistic geography of Italy in the era before and after Vasari’s history of art imposed a seemingly intractable hierarchy of place? [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

2° Incontro: "Il posto" (Ermanno Olmi, 1961)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 29.03.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]

Zur Medialität des Todes in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

Workshop
Der Workshop fokussiert auf Riten, Räume und Objekte, die in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit dem Tod und seiner Vermittlung gewidmet waren. Dabei sollen die zentralen, in Bezug auf den Leib Christi erkennbaren Medialitätskonzepte mit ihren Evokationen und Graduierungen von Präsenz bzw. Absenz etwa auch hinsichtlich ihrer zeitgenössischen Übertragung auf die Körper einfacher Sterblicher untersucht werden. [mehr]

Magnets, Math, and Diagrams: Turning Visual Aids into Navigational Technology

Research Seminar
Suppose you are in the 1600s and you carefully look at what happens to an iron needle suspended on a fulcrum when a loadstone is moved nearby. The science of magnets is in its infancy: you do not know about fields of force and have little grasp of magnetic phenomena. [mehr]

A Space for the Soul: Fra Angelico’s Last Judgment for Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lecture
In his Last Judgment for S. M. degli Angeli, Fra Angelico visualizes the mystical places and colors of the soul, imagery that relates to the Christian Platonism of the Cappadocian Fathers, whose works were read and translated by Ambrogio Traversari. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 5. Dealing with Data: On Historical and Current Practices Surrounding the Management of Information
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers and resources. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Riscritture cinematografiche: aspetti socio-economici, narrativi e di ricezione del remake"

Introduzione: i concetti chiave del remake attraverso lo studio di "Scarface" (H. Hawks e R. Rosson, 1932) (B. de Palma, 1983)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 16.03.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Nonostante il remake appaia già con gli inizi del cinema, esso si rivela essere un esempio chiave anche per comprendere la cinematografia contemporanea. Il significato di copia, gli interessi commerciali nelle decisioni dell'industria o il rapporto tra cinema e spettatore, sono alcune delle questioni che emergono mediante l’analisi delle nuove condizioni di produzione e diffusione. [mehr]

Carla Accardi. Opere e contesti

Giornata di studi
La giornata di studio condivide le premesse e i metodi della retrospettiva storica Accardi. Contesti, allestita nelle sale del Museo del Novecento di Milano, aprendo il confronto scientifico agli ambiti – culturali, artistici, critici – in cui Carla Accardi ha vissuto e operato. [mehr]

Interrupted Architectures: Unfinished Medieval Buildings between Failure and 'Open Work' (11th-14th century)

Workshop
In recent years the concept of the ‘Unfinished’ in contemporary architecture has undergone a significant critical development. From a theoretic standpoint, the Unfinished is mainly associated with Umberto Eco’s concept of ‘Open work’, which stresses the aspects of fluidity and the openness of contemporary works of art and the arduousness of circumscribing a creative process. [mehr]

Questioning the Canon. New Perspectives on Postwar Italian Art

Resarch Seminar
This Research Seminar focuses on dominant narratives of postwar Italian art. In asking how influential accounts have been consolidated in both academic research and exhibition practice, the speakers will concomitantly present theoretical and practical tools which enable us to question the structural premises of canon formation. [mehr]
Durante la prima età moderna, il dialogo tra cultura architettonica e umanesimo si attua con forme e strumenti diversi. I letterati diventano interlocutori di architetti e committenti, li aiutano nella scelta dei modelli antichi, e ne guidano l'interpretazione dei testi classici. [mehr]

Tracing Courses, Training Sailors

Research Seminar
Early modern navigators flocked to classrooms in port cities — but what did they learn there that they could not pick up aboard ship, or from the many textbooks in circulation in the 17th and 18th centuries? [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 4. Between Digitisation and Creation: New Tools and Resources for the Study and Use of Images in the Digital Age
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers. This invites reflection on how these modern technologies impact the generation of new questions. In order to examine this, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions is organising a series of online seminars that asks researchers, librarians, software developers, curators, archivists, and artists to reflect on the impact that digital media and tools have on their working practices. [mehr]

"La plus belle église": Recovering the lost church of Saint Francis in Candia (Heraklion, Crete)

Research Seminar
The Franciscan church in Heraklion was the city’s largest church and the most important mendicant foundation in the Eastern Mediterranean. Reconstructing this destroyed building can shed new light on the complex interweaving of Latin and Orthodox artistic traditions on Venetian Crete. [mehr]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

1° Incontro: "Napoletani a Milano" (Eduardo De Filippo, 1953)
  • Evento online via Zoom
  • Datum: 15.02.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [mehr]

Una nuova idea di Italia. Il progetto stilistico dei Carracci e il suo contesto

Research Seminar
La ricerca stilistica dei Carracci, già condannata come eclettismo, viene riletta nel rapporto con la storiografia artistica, la lingua, la geografia e con l’emergere di una nuova idea di Italia tra la Bologna degli Incamminati e la Roma di Clemente VIII Aldobrandini. [mehr]

Una mostra sulle relazioni artistiche tra Italia e Brasile alla metà del '900

Research Seminar
Nella primavera del 2016 il Mudec (Museo delle Culture) di Milano ha ospitato il progetto espositivo Italiani sull’Oceano. Storie di artisti nel Brasile moderno e indigeno alla meta del ‘900. Frutto di un lavoro di ricerca di diversi anni e della collaborazione tra la cattedra di Storia dell’arte contemporanea del Dipartimento di Beni culturali e Ambientali dell’Università degli studi di Milano e il Mac Usp (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), la mostra - attraverso l’esposizione di dipinti, fotografie, oggetti di design e documenti provenienti da importanti musei e collezioni internazionali - aveva l’ambizione di mettere in luce l’attrazione per il Brasile, fonte di ispirazione per artisti ed intellettuali italiani. [mehr]
The Giallo film, ‘a violent and erotic type of murder mystery’ (Olney, 2013), appeared in Italy in the early 1960s and became known around the world for its oneiric narratives, its baroque mise-en-scène and its unsettling musical scores. Gialli were highly sensitive to the sociocultural context of Italy during the economic miracle, depicting in particular the effect of post-war modernization on the Italian city, and on individuals’ lived experience of urban space. [mehr]

Radical Futurisms: Insurgent Universality, Solidarity, and Worlds-to-Come

Research Seminar
The presentation by T. J. Demos addresses current artistic modelings of radical futurisms and worlds-to-come, where radical imagination meets radical praxis in the material forces of solidarity. This political form of collective belonging, more than ever necessary in the collective battle against international fascisms and global neoliberalisms, also involves a necessary act of dis-belonging to overcome the particularisms of essentialist identity. How can solidarity operate anew on that basis? [mehr]
On the occasion of the upcoming lecture by T. J. Demos on January 13, we will be screening the following works:– Black Quantum Futurism, Black Space Agency Training Video, 2019 (4 minutes) – Thirza Jean Cuthand, Reclamation, 2018 (11 minutes) – The Otolith Group, INFINITY minus Infinity, 2019 (56 minutes) The screenings will be followed by a discussion. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 3. Emails and Letters: Curating Correspondence in the Digital Age
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers. This invites reflection on how these modern technologies impact the generation of new questions. In order to examine this, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions is organising a series of online seminars that asks researchers, librarians, software developers, curators, archivists, and artists to reflect on the impact that digital media and tools have on their working practices. [mehr]

Visual Politics on the Street: Art and Rhetoric in the Rome of Paul III (1534-1549)

Research Seminar
When Paul III was elected Pope in 1534, Rome was still scarred by the Sack of 1527. When he died, in 1549, it seemed that the Golden Age had been restored. How did such transformation unfold? This seminar explores the interventions carried out along the Via Lata to reveal Paul III’s urban politics. [mehr]
At the intersection of art and ritual, processional paraphernalia endorse crucial roles for collective identity: creating and maintaining group unity, building solidarity in the face of crises, and possibly offering disruptions of law and order or signaling outcasts. The aesthetic appeal of carefully-crafted artefacts (from candles to flags, canopies, reliquaries, etc) is essential but must be studied together with performativity, objects being the material essence of ritual. [mehr]

The Digital 3D Reconstruction as Research Tool - Challenges and Potentials

Keynote Lecture - part of the International Workshop "Visualizing Complexities: Practices and Heuristics of Digital Models in Art History"
  • Online event via Zoom - part of the International Workshop "Visualizing Complexities: Practices and Heuristics of Digital Models in Art History"
  • Datum: 10.12.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 18:15 - 19:30
  • Vortragender: Piotr Kuroczyński
  • Ort: Online via zoom
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
Computer-aided 3D-modeling and visualization are widely used in the examination and communication of cultural heritage. In the case of demolished or seriously altered art and architecture, source-based 3D-reconstruction represents an appropriate methodology of approach to this kind of research object. [mehr]

Visualizing Complexities: Practices and Heuristics of Digital Models in Art History

International Workshop
Digital models help to visualize complexities heretofore unapproachable through more conventional methods of art history. The seductive qualities of these models—which tend to transcend those of words—are increasingly untempered by their digital and thus potentially alien nature. But with the use of these tools come challenges. [mehr]

Division and Affinity: Visualizing Diversity in Natural History, 17th ‒ 18th Centuries

Research Seminar
A key development in early modern natural history that so far has received very little attention is the introduction of various dichotomous and tabular diagrams to illustrate classifications of plants and animals in the early modern period. Joachim Jungius (1587-1657), professor and some-time director of the academic school Johanneum in Hamburg, was one of the first scholars to use dichotomous diagrams to carry out a systematic analysis of the morphology and taxonomy of plants. [mehr]
Visuelle Dokumente befinden sich in paradoxer Spannung zwischen vermeintlicher Selbstevidenz und der Notwendigkeit diskursiver Autorisierung. Wie verhandelt True Crime diese doppelte Funktionsweise? Welche Gesten der bildlichen Beglaubigung treten hier auf? [mehr]
Nel 2016 l'Istituto Archeologico Germanico (DAI), l'Istituto Storico Germanico a Roma (DHI), la Bibliotheca Hertziana e l'Accademia Tedesca Villa Massimo hanno avviato il progetto, sostenuto dal Ministero degli Esteri e dalla Fondazione Max Weber (Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland), per esaminare per la prima volta la loro storia in un contesto interistituzionale e internazionale sullo sfondo degli sconvolgimenti politici e sociali del XX secolo. [mehr]
La realtà non è come appare. Almeno ai nostri occhi. Cosa vedremmo allora se la nostra capacità di messa a fuoco e risoluzione fosse decine di volte maggiore? E se espandessimo la potenza dei nostri occhi dal visibile all’intero spettro della luce? [mehr]

Still Lives: Representing and Looking at Nature Then and Now

Research Seminar
This seminar explores representations of nature, particularly those of plants, focusing on the early modern period and looking at how early modern strategies shifted and continue into the contemporary era. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 2. Presenting and Investigating the Book as a Digital Object: New Directions in Book History and Publishing
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers. [mehr]

Freedom of Movement, by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani

Filmscreening
The Bibliotheca Hertziana is screening Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani’s Freedom of Movement, a short film exploring traces of the Fascist era in the urban fabric of Rome. A Q&A with the artists and the art historian Carmen Belmonte will follow. [mehr]

Going in Eremo: Withdrawal and the Eremitic Ideal in NY, P. Morgan Library, MS. M.626

Research Seminar
At the turn of the fourteenth century, eremitic life—typified by the third and fourth century saints known as the Desert Fathers—was presented as a spiritual ideal not only for mendicant friars but also for the laity who were encouraged to withdraw to their own "desert", any space where they could connect with God. Art historians have traditionally explored the significance of the Desert Fathers by examining wall and panel paintings, while illustrated copies of the tradition’s fundamental text have gone largely unremarked. [mehr]
During the second half of the 17th century, the natural philosophers associated with the Royal Society of London increasingly embraced empiricism, identifying sensory experience as the foundation for knowledge of nature. They did not, however, make this choice in the naive belief that the senses give us reliable insights into the world around us, or even that nature contains meanings to which the human mind has access. Like recent theorists of the relationship between humans and nature, therefore, the scientists of 17th-century England were alive to the possibility that our perceptions of nature might not bear much of a resemblance to nature as it exists for itself. [mehr]

Altruistic Desire and Self-Abnegation in the Crypts of Santa Maria della Concezione

Research Seminar
Dismissed as examples of a superstitious baroque "necroculture", the bone-encrusted mortuary installations of the Capuchin Order are typically viewed though a reductive optic of unhistoricized Catholic repentance or Protestant contempt. In this talk, I will examine the social and soteriological stakes of using human remains as an artistic material for the creation of Christian funerary art, asking above all why the blatant materiality of death became so important for Capuchin religious experience in Counter-Reformation Rome. [mehr]

Ligorio digitale — Idee e prospettive per un' edizione digitale dei manoscritti di Pirro Ligorio

Colloquio e workshop internazionali
Il colloquio, che vedrà la partecipazione di studiosi e giovani ricercatori provenienti da varie Università e Centri di Ricerca europei, sarà articolato in due giornate: la prima sarà aperta al pubblico - da remoto tramite streaming - e dedicata agli interventi dei rappresentanti delle istituzioni coinvolte nel progetto (Commissione per l’Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Pirro Ligorio, l’Archivio di Stato di Torino, la Biblioteca Hertziana, il Census), alla discussione su esperienze di Digital Humanities collegabili per metodi e finalità al progetto del "Ligorio digitale" e alla presentazione di alcune proposte di ricerca in relazione al nuovo strumento di ricerca. [mehr]

Michelangelo Antonioni and the Matter of Painting

Research Seminar
This talk explores the connections between Michelangelo Antonioni’s cinema and 1960s and 1970s painting. The intermediality of cinema and painting problematizes notions of purity in both arts. Why Antonioni’s cinema is often considered pure and abstract? [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 1. From the Analogue to the Digital: On The Changing Role of the Image in Collections and Research
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers. [mehr]
In its wealth of relics, Rome surpassed all other cities of the Roman Empire by far. Pope Damasus I (366-384), known as "cultor martyrum", initiated the cultivation of this heritage, a practice that was systematically renewed under Paschal I (817-824). Yet it did not take long for relics of foreign saints to be imported into Rome and integrated into the cult practice and sacred topography of the city. [mehr]

Machine Vision(s) : a Seventeen-Century Catoptric Device Reconsidered/Reconfigured

Research Seminar
In early modern Europe, it was not uncommon that mirrored devices were used to provide intense visual experiences. These practices were actually part of a scientific culture in which aesthetics played a fundamental role. Catoptric devices offered a wide range of optical illusions such as luxuriant gardens with topiaries and fountains, but also flying bodies, transformed faces and fire-spewing dragons or even alleys with splendid houses and palaces. [mehr]
Architecture’s fascination with the machinic dates to its very origins. The enquiry into the capacities of autonomous generation and the rendering of complex and often unpredictable aesthetic, tectonic, and spatial outcomes is engrained at the core of the architectural and urban disciplines. And nowadays, algorithmic prowess promises to revolution the generation of form. But to what aim? [mehr]

Pareidolia. Vie, piazze e monumenti di Roma

Open House with Artists & Round Table on the Occasion of the Exhibition Opening
Architect Sebastian Felix Ernst (Villa Massimo Fellow 2019-2020) and media artist Christian Losert develop Pareidolia, a research-based exhibition that critically engages with the legacy of renaissance proportions in architecture. [mehr]
In che modo l’immaginazione poetica dei romantici ha rappresentato la realtà napoletana? Come la letteratura ha dato vita ad immagini testuali e visive della metropoli partenopea in un periodo cruciale per il passaggio verso la modernità quello tra Settecento e Ottocento? [mehr]

Sculpting Slippery Identities: Figured Ivories from Sierra Leone

Research Seminar
As trade relationships developed between sub-Saharan Africa and Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, goods and people moved—some with consent, others seized or coerced—between continents in increasing numbers. In the contact zone of Sierra Leone, representations of the human body were spaces where the realities of cultural encounter could be creatively registered, digested, resisted, or distorted. [mehr]

Flotsam. Writing the History of Objects Travelling without Texts

Research Seminar
The celestial globe displays the sky, the silver dots indicate the stars, the engraved lines and inscriptions the constellations. The brass globe, made in Lahore and purchased by Henry Moser during his travels in Central Asia, has not received scholarly attention so far. It belongs to a group of astronomical instruments produced in South Asia, which gained popularity at the Mughal court since the mid-16th century. [mehr]

Describing and Visualizing the Underworld: Athanasius Kircher’s Mundus Subterraneus and its Context

Research Seminar
Much like the human body, to which it was often compared, the body of the Earth was made of a visible surface and an invisible core. This seminar explores the challenges of describing and investigating the invisible that lies under the surface, but also the powerful draw it exerted on naturalists living in (or travelling to) specific locations across Italy. [mehr]
In Fortführung des Workshops "Europabilder außerhalb Europas" (Rom, 17.–18. Juni 2019) fokussiert auch die Berliner Veranstaltung Außenperspektiven, die ein als veränderlich und relational verstandenes Europa notwendig herstellt. Eingeladen sind Vertreter*innen verschiedener Kunstgeschichten, der Kulturwissenschaft, der Ethnologie und der Archäologie. [mehr]

Il baco e la cimice. Immagini di animali negli erbari medievali (1300-1450)

Research Seminar
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  • Datum: 23.06.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragende: Philine Helas
  • Kontakt: tranchina@biblhertz.it
Non solo piante, ma anche minerali e altri prodotti sono trattati all’interno degli ‘erbari’ medievali per le loro proprietà terapeutiche: tra questi il vetro, il vino e l’olio, come pure alcune sostanze prodotte dagli animali o ricavate da essi. A fianco della farmacopea derivata dal De materia medica di Dioscoride, altri compendi, come il Circa instans o il Tractatus de Herbis, si diffondono a partire dal XIII secolo su influsso della Scuola medica salernitana. [mehr]
Barbara Schrödl, David Young Kim, and Amelia Saul will screen and discuss two films that articulate and develop art historical ideas: Carl Lamb’s 1936 "Raum im kreisenden Licht" and Kim and Saul’s new film “The Desert and the Lagoon.” [mehr]

Roma X secolo

Conferenza
Il X secolo romano è rimasto schiacciato dall’interesse suscitato, da un lato, dal periodo precedente – l’epoca carolingia – e, dall’altro, dalla successiva “età della Riforma”. Il Convegno ambisce a proporre uno studio globale sui monumenti e sulla produzione artistica della Roma di X secolo con un approccio fortemente interdisciplinare. [mehr]

İSTANBUL SURLARI – The Land Walls of Istanbul

Workshop
The Land Walls of Constantinople, built by emperor Theodosius II at the beginning of the fifth century, are – with the Aurelian Walls of Rome – the largest preserved city walls of antiquity. For centuries they protected the capital of the Byzantine, and then the Ottoman Empire, from external attacks. [mehr]

Exhibition and Vernissage: İSTANBUL SURLARI – The Land Walls of Istanbul

Exhibition & Vernissage
The Land Walls of Constantinople, built by emperor Theodosius II at the beginning of the fifth century, are – with the Aurelian Walls of Rome – the largest preserved city walls of antiquity. For centuries they protected the capital of the Byzantine, and then the Ottoman Empire, from external attacks. Although they are the most impressive surviving work of late Roman military architecture, the tourist crowds in modern Istanbul rarely visit this extraordinary monument. [mehr]
In this talk, I explore essential differences between medieval and modern ideas about acts of creation, obscuring our retrospective view upon the medieval artist, his or her work, and his or her self-understanding. I analyze forms of artistic self-representation in illuminations of Genesis and of the creation of the cosmos according to writings by antique and medieval natural philosophers. [mehr]

San Paolo fuori le mura and Roman Historicism in the 1830s

Research Seminar
The 19th-century reconstruction of San Paolo fuori le mura is often taken as proof that contemporary Roman culture was backwards-looking and unmodern. A closer look, however, suggests that this easy caricature needs revising. [mehr]

"E cosi di questa ponderatione si farà un libro particolare": Poetics of Balance in the Italian Renaissance

Research Seminar
Leonardo da Vinci never wrote the book of ponderazione, but his evocation reminds us of how important the question of balance and weight in Italian Renaissance art has been: a physical paradigm intermingled with the better-known geometrical one. [mehr]

Forum Kunstgeschichte Italiens 2020

Tagung
Unter dem Obertitel „Mobilität: Personen, Objekte, Ideen“ sind vom 9.–11.3.2020 Italienforscher und -forscherinnen, interessierte Studierende und Gasthörer an das Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg eingeladen, um sich über aktuelle Forschungsfragen auszutauschen. [mehr]

Geografie della migrazione VI: Fuocoammare (Gianfranco Rosi, 2016)

Ciclo di Film Seminar
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell’immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]
In a time in which politics are under the siege of strong Schmittean dichotomies, the boundaries between "us" and "them" – the "national community" and the "enemy" –, are once more emphasized through the radicalisation of political "lexical arsenals". The Italian and German cases are particularly clear examples of the triumph of this "populist Zeitgeist". [mehr]
Il pomeriggio di studio è dedicato alla produzione del fotografo Paul Lindner (1845-1923) attivo a Roma per 25 anni, fino al 1914. Il suo 'Atelier' si trovava nel giardino dell'Istituto Archeologico Germanico sul Colle Capitolino. Il suo Opus, sparso tra varie istituzioni culturali a Roma (DAI, Bibliotheca Hertziana, ICCD), è stato individuato e viene qui per la prima volta presentato. [mehr]
What happens when language is not the means of communication but the topic of discussion? How can language be visualized so that we can talk about it? The Latin alphabet can be used of course as well as Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and Oriental characters. [mehr]
The violent transformation of landscapes with its related political and environmental conflicts is characterized by a historical oblivion that has been contested by art interventions that bring up and experiment with the motives and media of fluidities. [mehr]
Der Workshop findet im Rahmen des Editionsprojekts Heinrich Wölfflin – Gesammelte Werke statt und betrifft die Bände Die Kunst Albrecht Dürers (1905) und Italien und das deutsche Formgefühl (1931). [mehr]
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell’immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]

Heinrich Wölfflin in the Hispanic World

Spring Term Opening Lecture
The lecture explores the reception of Kunstwissenschaft in Spain and Latin America and, more specifically, the fundamental impact of Heinrich Wölfflin's "Principles of Art History", published in 1915. This is to show how terms and methods of our discipline have been adopted, appropriated and transformed for constructing political, national and ethnic identities and to reflect on the issues of a global art history. [mehr]
Les Plages d’Agnès (2008) is Angès Varda's first genuinely autobiographical film. This talk will be focusing on Varda's means of reshaping canonic modes of self-representation such as autobiography, self-portrait or autofiction. [mehr]
As microscopes were perfected during the 17th century, many overlooked natural objects were suddenly seen with a new eye. One of these was the poppy seed. Between 1663 and 1682, three images of poppy seeds were published as the result of the microscopic observations of Henry Power, Robert Hooke and Nehemiah Grew. [mehr]
Das Kunsthistorische Museum Wien und die Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte laden im Rahmen der Ausstellung Caravaggio & Bernini zu einem Vortrag und anschließender Buchpräsentation mit Lesung ein. [mehr]
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell’immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]

Epistemic Imagery and their Functions: the Case of Diagrams

Research Seminar
An 'epistemic image' may be defined as an image that was crafted so as to help us understand something. But how is it possible that an image teaches us something that words cannot teach us? This lecture will start with the issue of the category of the epistemic image, and notably the question of the interaction of text and image when these are produced together, as happens in philosophical or scientific texts. The diagram – one of the most basic and visually least appealing 'epistemic images' – will serve as our case study. [mehr]
Franco Moretti, pioneer of Distant Reading and "great iconoclast of literary criticism" (John Sutherland, Guardian), will present ongoing research regarding the nature of the relationship between hermeneutic and computational approaches to literary studies. [mehr]
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell'immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]
Between the 16th and 17th centuries, in a turning-towards-Baroque Rome, the relationship between natural knowledge, artistic production, and handcraft was shaped as a resource to cope with the Papal claim to universality. [mehr]
Representing the Cerro Rico of Potosí, "gleaming with veins of gold and silver," Rubens's Arch of the Mint was one of the visually most striking structures of the Blijde Inkomst of 1635. [mehr]

Il cantiere del cinquecento: architettura a decorazione. I. Roma

Conference
Nello sviluppo storico del cantiere cinquecentesco architettura e decorazione costituiscono un imprescindibile binomio, due aspetti complementari non soltanto dal punto di vista materiale. A Roma nel corso del XVI secolo tale interazione diventa dominante e assume caratteri nuovi: la pluralità di competenze, prevista fin dalle prime fasi progettuali, e la collaborazione tra i diversi artefici, la coesistenza di tradizioni tecniche e stilistiche di diversa provenienza geografica e una nuova organizzazione del lavoro, rendono il cantiere lo scenario principe nel quale misurare prima l'emergere, poi l'affermarsi, infine il declinare di nuovi linguaggi lungo il XVI secolo. [mehr]
This seminar casts light on the discussions and practices of, in, and around the materiality and aesthetics of stone sculpture, which were carried out in Nicola Pisano’s workshop in the 1260s and 1270s. [mehr]
The questions of ruins and their images oscillate in the history of art between the vanitative interpretations related to the early modern period and the aesthetic categories of romanticism, while for the cultural studies the theoretical reflection on the ambiguities of memory and oblivion stands in the foreground. The conference goes beyond this topic range and raises questions about the importance of a ruin as an anachronistic symbol, a visual indicator of historical difference, and a critical touchstone of modernity. [mehr]
Since the central Middle Ages, the Mediterranean area and Europe have seen a steady increase of highly specialized objects produced in large quantities, involving a variety of materials, techniques, ornaments, images, and functions, the very first of which was to be sold. [mehr]

Menacing Laughter and other Bodily Contortion

Research Seminar
The conference will be an occasion to present my methodological approach of the visual culture of laughter during the Early Modern period, by focusing on the category of comic paintings that I did not analyze in La Peinture facétieuse (2016). [mehr]
From the mid-seventeenth century, lunar maps or selenographies, became a new visual genre in the European print culture. They were used to promote technology and astronomical practices, to illustrate natural philosophical discourses, and as elaborate gifts for patrons. [mehr]
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell’immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]
According to historian Lucien Lefebvre in the field of history, anachronism is "the worst of all sins." It mixes up different periods where serious historical thinkers should place historical documents in their correct chronological context. But (how) is it possible to avoid overlaps of present and past? And is it desirable at all to forget one’s own interests and perspectives? [mehr]
Il Museo d'Arte Contemporanea dell'Università di San Paolo del Brasile (MAC USP) possiede la più significativa collezione d'arte italiana del primo '900 fuori Italia, che però rimaneva sconosciuta, sia dalla storiografia dell'arte brasiliana, che dell'italiana. [mehr]
Although Bernini's self-esteem and wit are well documented, they are rarely pointed out in academic studies of his works. One of his major artistic achievements, the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona (1648–1651), is generally seen as a flamboyant homage to Pope Innocent X Pamphili and his papacy. [mehr]
La conferenza sarà articolata sulla sovrapposizione disciplinare della Storia, del Restauro e di quella relativa all'aspetto del calcolo strutturale. [mehr]
This field seminar complements the research seminar presented by Livia Lupi, The Agency of Architectural Settings – Invention, Time and Place in Fra Angelico's Nicholas V Chapel , addressing mainly doctoral and postdoctoral fellows. The debate will focus on Lupi's studies on the role of architecture in the fresco cycle by Fra Angelico. An on-site analysis of the chapel, which is normally closed to the public, will offer an opportunity to better understand Fra Angelico's use of the space and the way he integrated his fictive architectural structures within it. It will also clarify the chapel's position within the papal apartments, opening discussion about accessibility and function. [mehr]
Renaissance artists made extensive use of architecture in their work. By creating striking compositions and highlighting structural and ornamental features, they demonstrated their architectural knowledge and originality. In spite of this, two-dimensional buildings have often been interpreted in purely spatial terms, or as lesser counterparts of built structures - an approach that prevents us from recognising the communicative potential of architectural settings. [mehr]
During the 19th century, Rome rose as a unique international centre for research within the humanities. Classical studies, history and art history played a prominent role within this process. Rome was regarded as the hub of Western civilization with a bountiful historical and cultural heritage. It developed into a central location for the storage, transmission and presentation of knowledge and culture. [mehr]
The lecture will explore several aspects of the concept of Energy in medieval Christianity. [mehr]
Manifestations of prehistoric visual art are preserved across the globe. Prehistoric sites have been part of the imaginary of cultural communities on all continents. This heritage generates an awareness of a shared humanity and our creative faculties. Understanding and safeguarding rock art requires the collaborative effort of cultural communities, archaeologists, conservation specialists, ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists, art historians and artists. [mehr]
In the period between Galileo and Newton, astronomical handbooks and works searched constantly for data and proofs to understand and establish the correct world-system. The struggle was essentially between the heliocentric and geo-heliocentric cosmological models. [mehr]
Nell'ambito della Settimana tedesca l'istituto apre le sue porte al pubblico offrendo visite guidate degli edifici dell'istituto. [mehr]
Nel 1915 l'ultimo ambasciatore tedesco lasciò la splendida sede di rappresentanza tedesca a Palazzo Caffarelli sul Campidoglio. Così, dopo un secolo, si concluse una storica presenza diplomatica e culturale prussiana in questo luogo simbolico, che oggi è quasi completamente dimenticata. [mehr]

Roma teatro del mondo – Le chiese nazionali a Piazza Navona

Visita Guidata
Nella prima età moderna Roma vantava una fortissima presenza di stranieri da tutto il mondo. Ne danno testimonianza le numerose cosiddette chiese nazionali, fondate da gruppi di persone provenienti da un comune territorio di origine con lo scopo di offrirsi reciproco aiuto. Questi edifici esprimevano l’identità nazionale della comunità di appartenenza tramite le loro decorazioni e architetture. [mehr]

Mater et Caput Ecclesiae Neapolitanae. Alfonso Gesualdo e la cattedrale di Napoli (1596-1603)

Reihe "Neue Forschungen zu Neapel/Nuove ricerche napoletane"
Il perduto ciclo decorativo che il cardinale Alfonso Gesualdo (1540-1603) commissionò a Giovanni Balducci (1560-post 1631) per ridisegnare la tribuna della cattedrale di Napoli non coincise solamente con l’impresa più ambiziosa a cui, in tutto il Viceregno, si era dato corso per celebrare come si conveniva il giubileo indetto da Clemente VIII per il 1600; né, tantomeno, rappresentò semplicemente uno dei testi figurativi più innovativi che potessero ammirarsi a sud di Roma subito dopo l’inizio del XVII secolo. [mehr]
La Settimana tedesca si apre con un grande evento al museo MAXXI di Roma con letture, presentazioni, film, musica, cibo, laboratori per bambini e tanto altro. [mehr]
Partendo dal film a episodi "L'amore in città" del 1953 la conferenza tratta della (de)costruzione cinematografica dello spazio sociale della città. [mehr]
Recent scholarship has increasingly emphasised Titian's ability to allure the viewer into his paintings through the tactile effects of sensuous colouring. In contrast, little attention has been paid to other strategies pursued by the Venetian artist to connect with the spectator, for instance by using pictorial devices that test the possibilities of painting to simulate a three-dimensional space on a bi-dimensional surface. [mehr]
Beginning in the early 20th century, colour illustrations of artworks found their way into popular books. While this practice gradually expanded, many art historians rejected colour reproductions until the end of the 1960s. [mehr]
Als eines der traditionsreichsten und umfänglichsten Spezialmuseen für Kunst auf Papier besitzt das Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett eine weitgefächerte Sammlung italienischer Zeichnungen der Hoch- und Spätrenaissance. Diese bedeutende Bestandsgruppe von rund 500 Einzelblättern und 600 Darstellungen in gebundenen Werken wird gegenwärtig wissenschaftlich katalogisiert. [mehr]

"Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions"

Launch of Max Planck Research Group
The programme foresees a discussion of the current state of visual studies in the history of knowledge and the role the new research group based at the Bibliotheca Hertziana can play in advancing it. [mehr]
Geografie della migrazione. Luoghi dell’immaginario e spazio sociale nel cinema italiano [mehr]
The reassertion of space as the gravitational centre of cultural enquiry and the consequent recognition of the constructed nature of spatial imaginaries, has contributed to the intensification of a real "cartographic turn" in the human and social sciences. [mehr]
La più antica fondazione irlandese di Roma, il Collegio di Sant'Isidoro, sorse nel 1625 sulle pendici del Pincio. Il suo fondatore Luke Wadding, frate dell'Ordine dei francescani minori, fu un brillante teologo e storico, ma si distinse anche per le sue abilità diplomatiche. [mehr]

Arte e identità nel Collegio di Sant'Isidoro degli Irlandesi

Field Seminar
Concepito nell'ambito del progetto di ricerca Roma communis patria. Le chiese nazionali a Roma tra medioevo ed età moderna, questo Field Seminar è rivolto prevalentemente a dottorandi e postdoc. Alla base del dibattito saranno nuovi studi sui rapporti tra arte e identità nel Collegio di Sant'Isidoro degli Irlandesi. [mehr]
Thinkers such as Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre, and Joanne Hollows, among others, reflect on the personal and social meanings of the home. Demonstrating the relevance of domestic cultures to both lived experience and academic discourse, they argue that the home— and the interactions with and within it— contributes to shape our identity. [mehr]

Rimostrare – Re-Exhibiting

Giornata di studi
In occasione della prima edizione della serie "MOSTRE IN MOSTRA – Roma contemporanea dagli anni Cinquanta ai Duemila / 1. Titina Maselli, Giulio Paolini, Luciano Fabro, Carlo Maria Mariani, Jan Vercruysse, Myriam Laplante" il Palazzo delle Esposizioni ospita una giornata di studi ideata e organizzata in collaborazione con la Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell'arte e dedicata all'attuale tendenza della ricostruzione di mostre d'arte. [mehr]

Mostre in mostra

Field Seminar
Negli ultimi anni si sono intensificate le mostre che scelgono come loro cardine il momento espositivo, ossia quel momento in cui l'opera d'arte, secondo le consuetudini consolidate nel corso del secolo scorso, diventa cosa pubblica. Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni si misura con questa prassi inaugurando il progetto intitolato "Mostre in mostra". [mehr]

Europabilder außerhalb Europas

Workshop
Anknüpfend an die Thesen zweier von der kunsthistorischen Forschung bislang weitgehend ignorierter Texte – Europerien auf China-Porzellan von Bruno Kisch und The Savage Hits Back von Julius Lips, beide 1937 erschienen – fokussiert der Workshop auf Außenperspektiven, die ein als veränderlich, vor allem aber als relational verstandenes Europa notwendig erzeugt. [mehr]
April 1966: For his first solo museum exhibition and American solo debut, Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibited his collaged, highly polished, steel quadri specchianti (mirror paintings) at the Walker Art Center. [mehr]
When Carla Lonzi published Autoritratto (Self-Portrait) in 1969, it marked the self-imposed end of a career that had spanned a little over ten years. As is well known, the book collects much of Lonzi's art-critical output of this period, collating dozens of recorded interviews with a roll call of artists. [mehr]
In recent decades there has been a notable revival of scholarly discourse on the baroque. The term "baroque" emerged in the mid-eighteenth century as a pejorative designation for the dominant style of European art produced from c. 1600 to c. 1750. [mehr]
The advent of printing has long been derided as enabling individuals with little capacity for invention to design buildings by means of copying. For some theorists, this seemingly unimaginative replication of mechanically reproduced images heralded the rise of a banal formalism. [mehr]
Lo scopo principale dell'intervento sarà presentare una serie di produzioni iconografiche relative alla rappresentazione del mondo naturale, eseguite da diversi gruppi di tlaquiloque (scribi/artisti indigeni) attivi nella Nuova Spagna fra gli anni Cinquanta e Ottanta del Cinquecento. [mehr]
This lecture is based on the ongoing research and exhibition project on the legacy of French actress, video maker and activist Delphine Seyrig. Mostly known as one of the leading actresses of 1960s–1970s French cinema, during the 1970s Seyrig became a media and a feminist activist working collaboratively within the framework of the women's liberation movement. [mehr]

Arctic Ink

Research Seminar
When a mysterious cache of sixteenth-century Netherlandish engravings was discovered in the Arctic circle in the nineteenth century, many questions arose. [mehr]
IX. Studientag der Reihe "Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio" GRAND TOUR DEL TERZO MILLENNIOIX Edizione del convegno di studi internazionaleIl "Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio" consiste in un convegno di studi teso a promuovere il dialogo tra le istituzioni culturali italiane e straniere presenti a Roma. Quest'anno l'evento sarà a cura del Rome Art History Network e tema di discussione sarà il lascito del "Grand Tour" sotto il profilo delle arti figurative e dell'architettura. [mehr]

Tra memoria e oblio: le arti contemporanee e i fascismi europei

Conference
  • Beginn: 08.04.2019
  • Ende: 09.04.2019
Le conseguenze storiche del fascismo hanno avuto un ruolo importante nella formazione del progetto politico europeo. La memoria del fascismo ha avuto un impatto talvolta violento, talvolta più sottile e complesso, tanto sulla vita quotidiana dei cittadini europei quanto sull'elaborazione intellettuale. Interrogare la storia è stato per molti artisti un modo per affrontare la memoria del passato traumatico sia nei termini di un confronto sporadico, sia facendo di quell'interrogativo l'oggetto centrale del loro lavoro. [mehr]
"Unsre leibliche Organisation ist die Form, unter der wir alles Körperliche auffassen": Mit dieser Formel charakterisierte Heinrich Wölfflin in seiner Dissertation die organische Analogie, die seiner Herangehensweise an das Studium architektonischer Stile zu Grunde liegt. Eine Analogie, die eine ganz neue Aktualität gewonnen hat angesichts des sich gegenwärtig vollziehenden Paradigmenwechsels in der Forschung zum Verhältnis von Körper und Kognition. [mehr]
The workshop aims to analyze and discuss various categories of texts related or linkable to sacred, ritual and liturgical spaces in the Middle Ages, with a geographical focus on Southern Italy. [mehr]
The firmly institutionalized model of historical interpretation "ancient – medieval – modern" is a child of the so-called secularization paradigm and the classic case of a Eurocentric corset. The current work on new, post-Eurocentric concepts of Latin-European history is a paradigm shift that shakes historical scholarship in its foundations. [mehr]
Histories of Photography have been written almost as long as photographic pictures exist: Daguerre's manual from 1839 and the first chapter of Talbot's The Pencil of Nature, penned in 1844, are the earliest examples of such an interest in media history. These narratives are shaped according to ongoing improvements of apparatuses and techniques that have been developed by (male) inventors. [mehr]

"Guttuso, 'Guernica', Gramsci"

Research Seminar
From 1940, the year he joined the underground Communist Party, until 1943, the year of Mussolini's fall, the Communist artist Renato Guttuso carried a postcard reproduction of Picasso's Guernica in his wallet, describing it as 'the ideal membership card of the ideal party'. [mehr]
Italian art during the middle of the twentieth century existed at a tumultuous crossroads of geopolitics and Modernist aesthetics. From within this volatile circumstance emerged a constant searching for artistic languages with which to explore Italy's presents and recent pasts. [mehr]
The development of a modern photographic culture and visual literacy in Italy was driven by the creation of illustrated periodicals and propelled by a dynamic group of editors and writers working for the magazine factory of Angelo Rizzoli in Milan. A close look at the Rizzoli illustrated weeklies published between 1927 and 1938, at the height of Italian Fascism, demonstrates a culture of entertainment and consumerism that was as inventive as that of European periodicals. [mehr]

The Past as a Source for New Identities

Research Seminar
History of Architecture is often used as an approbation of the roots of a country or nation. Greece and Rome were the cradle for all Europe and Historicist approaches in the architectural production were typical in the 19th and also 20th century. [mehr]
Many urban projects realized during the Ventennio remain part of the Italian landscape and, together with architectural monuments and works of art, create a constellation of surviving images of Fascist visual culture in contemporary Italy. As part of the national cultural heritage these artefacts are protected by preservation laws. However, in the ambiguous process whereby Italy confronts its Fascist and colonial past, they have also become a nexus of critical debate and political struggle. [mehr]

Marks in the Sand: Abstraction, Aesthetics, and the Definition of the Human

Research Seminar
The starting point of this talk is the motif of the geometrical figure found traced in the sand, a story that Vitruvius relates of the Socratic philosopher Aristippus: "being shipwrecked and cast ashore on the coast of the Rhodians, he observed geometrical figures drawn thereon, and cried out to his companions: 'Let us be of good cheer, for I see the traces of man.'" [mehr]
How, in the context of postwar Rome, can we better understand changing exhibition practices through paying closer attention to architecture – what Daniel Buren refers to as "the inevitable background, support and frame of any work?" Or, put another way, how did postwar Rome's built environment serve as a base connective tissue for evolving exhibitionary engagement? [mehr]
Documents inform about the wish of Mehmet II, the Conqueror of Constantinople, to be portrayed by a Western painter. Some Italian artists (including Costanzo di Moysis da Ferrara) came to Istanbul in the 1460s and 1470s, but everything would seem to indicate that the sultan did not obtain what he wanted. [mehr]
Visit to the workshop and to the archive of the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica. Located in the very building of the Fontana di Trevi, the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica is a museum dedicated to the collection of graphic art from the early modern period until today. [mehr]
In 1969, man set foot on the Moon – time to reflect on the role of art in the most mediatized event of modern times. The lecture, which opens the Spring Term of the Bibliotheca Hertziana’s academic program, addresses the question of the meaning of art in outer space and discusses works from Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst that have actually left the Earth. [mehr]
Un discreto numero di amuleti e reliquari prodotti tra VIII-IX s. considerati affini su basi stilistiche e tecniche, ma contesi tra Costantinopoli e Roma, offre l'occasione di riflettere su diverse questioni. Toccare il Dio Incarnato. Amuleti e preghiera 'tattile' durante l’Iconoclasmo bizantino tra Bisanzio e Roma Conferenza serale di Francesca Dell'Acqua [mehr]
These research seminars will explore different 'versions' of the New World as constructed by seventeenth-century Europeans. The morning seminar (in Italian) by Fernando Ciaramitaro will begin at 11:00 am, and after a short break, Mariana Françozo will present (in English) starting at 2:00 pm. [mehr]

Exhibiting (and) History

Workshop
Conceived within the framework of the research initiative "Rome Contemporary", this workshop will be aimed at developing novel perspectives on the relationship between exhibition practice and history from 1960 to the present. [mehr]
Christof Thoenes ci ha lasciato il 21 ottobre 2018 poche settimane prima del suo 90 compleanno. La Bibliotheca Hertziana organizza il 5 dicembre una conferenza di commemorazione in suo onore. Christof Thoenes, nato il 4 dicembre 1928 a Dresda, ha iniziato nel 1949 i studi di storia dell'arte, germanistica e filosofia alla Freie Universität di Berlino. [mehr]
A shared concern of Italian operaismo-minded artists of the 1960s and 1970s was to devise images that mirrored both the material culture of the period’s labor struggles and "the workers’ point of view". [mehr]
"Artistic Research" is a key term in contemporary art discourse and is intended to unite the fields of humanities and natural sciences. Artistic research, however, already existed in the 19th century, particularly in the field of history. This lecture explores the contribution of artists to the formation of the scientific discipline of art history in the 19th century. [mehr]
In the last decades, the far-reaching diffusion of electronic data processing instruments seems to have supplanted traditional methods of manual drawing and three-dimensional architectural model making. The capturing, planning and visualization of objects and buildings appears to be positively dominated by digital technologies and semi-automatic production methods, ranging from parametric and algorithmic modelling systems and digital recording tools to interactive animations and automatic 2D and 3D printing. [mehr]

Mechanik der Natürlichkeit

Research Seminar
"Das Natürliche", schreibt Johann Georg Sulzer 1774, "ist eine der vorzüglichsten Eigenschaften der Werke der Kunst." Was könnte damit gemeint sein? Und welche Folgen hat es für die Kunst, wenn man ihr Natürlichkeit zuspricht? [mehr]
Organized within the framework of the exhibition "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia", 1948-1980 on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this study day convened by co-curators Martino Stierli and Vladimir Kulić with curatorial assistant Anna Kats and Tristan Weddigen, director of the Biblioteca Hertziana, will not be limited to architecture but instead will look at networks of cultural production and exchange more broadly along the Adriatic coasts. [mehr]
What do we mean - or, better, what should we think we mean - when we use the term 'period eye'? Baxandall famously defined it as cognitive style, encompassing the visual skills and 'habits of inference and analogy' brought to the viewing experience by people of a particular time and place. [mehr]
In summer 2014, nearly 300 drawings held by the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe were newly attributed to Giovanni Battista Piranesi and his workshop. For decades, the drawings mounted in two albums had been attributed to the Karlsruhe architect Friedrich Weinbrenner (1766 - 1826). It had been assumed that Weinbrenner had executed them during his stay in Rome from 1792 to 1797. [mehr]
Whilst art history is increasingly assuming a global approach by restructuring in full its method of theorising and teaching the discipline, this research workshop proposes to reflect on the concepts of style and periods which have forged fields of study and made them relevant to modern day life. [mehr]
La Roma degli anni Settanta è costellata da episodi espositivi nati all'interno di spazi privati e in luoghi pubblici non designati all'arte e destinati ad ospitarla per scelte spesso non permanenti o semplicemente incidentali. Guardare a questi spazi come fossero opere aiuta a decifrare una storia alternativa, e successiva, alla mitografia che accompagna il decennio Sessanta. [mehr]
As if revisiting the religion's primordial decision in favor of an exoteric, rather than esoteric, identity, the Italian painters of the fourteenth century populated Christian subjects and scenes with semi-outsiders: watchers and doubters, anachronistic visitants, sponsors clerical and lay. Pressure on narrative from the outside tested the integrity of the artwork. [mehr]
How can art find ways to represent the undefinable "je ne sais quoi" of the bodily and moral ideal of Grace? The paper deals with two French artists as different as Jean Siméon Chardin and François Boucher who satisfied very different tastes of art in the 18th century. [mehr]
Un evento dell'Ambasciata della Repubblica Federale di Gemania a Roma, con la collaborazione della Bibliotheca Hertziana - Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell'arte. [mehr]
Martedì 25 settembre 2018 alle ore 17:00 presso Palazzo Carpegna, sede dell'Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, si terrà la cerimonia celebrativa degli 85 anni di Christoph Luitpold Frommel. Roma moderna instaurata: Christoph Luitpold Frommel e la storia dell'architettura rinascimentale. A seguire brevi allocuzioni di Bernard Aikema, Enzo Bentivoglio, Claudio Castelletti, Arnold Esch, Antonio Forcellino, Elisabeth Kieven, Golo Maurer, Pier Nicola Pagliara, Elisabetta Pastore, Georg Schelbert, Wolf Tegethoff e Vitale Zanchettin. [mehr]
Roughly two years after Rose of Lima was beatified (1669), the Peruvian Dominican Order, asked Juan Meléndez, the Chronicler of the Order, to write a description of the festivities with which the City of the Kings celebrated the promotion to sainthood of her most ilustrious child. Meléndez saved no rhetorical effort to stress the importance of the celebrations that took place in 1668 and 1669. [mehr]
Anlässlich des 70. Gründungsjubiläums der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und des 160. Geburtstags von Max Planck öffneten Max-Planck-Institute ihre Türen - auch in Rom. Der bundesweite Max-Planck-Tag richtete sich an alle Forschungsinteressierten und überhaupt jeden neugierigen Menschen: #wonachsuchstdu forderte die Besucher*innen auf, eigene Fragen rund um die Forschungsthemen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zu stellen. [mehr]
There was a time - but is it just over? - when some images were not just looked at, but eaten. Produced to be swallowed, they were consumed by the mouth rather than the eyes. This presentation will focus on this particular way of experiencing images, by examining the consumption of the edible artefacts (body paintings, eucharist, waffles, edible sculptures, figurative cakes) over the longue durée, and by highlighting the anthropological and cultural stakes that inform this specific practice. [mehr]
This interdisciplinary Study Day will focus on how early modern cities responded to or attempted to anticipate social or health crises by repurposing structures, constructing temporary shelters or buildings, or adapting urban spaces in the context of emergencies. These include, but are not limited to, disease outbreaks, displacement, migrations, wars, natural disasters, famines, etc. Over the centuries, these interventions have taken various forms, such as lazzaretti, temporary military barracks, makeshift refuges, and quarantine or segregation zones, among many others. [mehr]
Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural 'DNA' of Italian historic cities was seen as a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. [mehr]
"À Naples l'on n'aime que les bagatelles et les dorures." Il parere negativo di Gianlorenzo Bernini sulla propria città natale è caratteristico per la ricezione critica di Napoli. Già Jacob Burckhardt parlava con scetticismo dell'amore per il fasto (Prunkliebe) dei partenopei. [mehr]
In einer frühneuzeitlichen Kultur der variierten Formeln und Zitate sticht dennoch die frappierende Ähnlichkeit zwischen bestimmten exemplarischen Frauenfiguren heraus. Lucretia und Kleopatra sind dafür ein paradigmatischer Fall. Vom frühen 16. Jahrhundert bis zum Hochbarock finden sich gerade zwischen diesen immer wieder frappierende Zwillingsbildungen, die nicht recht zu ihrer disparaten Bewertung passen wollen. [mehr]
As complex systems with multiple institutional, civic, and religious topographies, early modern cities presented the foreigner with a beguiling series of mysteries. What tools, therefore, were available for gaining some kind of understanding of a foreign society that would allow travelers to connect their experience to home? [mehr]
In occasione dei 50 anni dal restauro dell'abbazia (1967-2017), il convegno intende proporre una riflessione sul fenomeno dell'alienazione legale di complessi monumentali e opere d'arte immobili nella prima metà del Novecento. [mehr]
Bei der Frage nach dem Zusammenhang von Bild und Wissen wurde dem Medium der Zeichnung und besonders der Linie im vergangenen Jahrzehnt vermehrt Aufmerksamkeit zuteil. Im Vordergrund standen dabei meist Skizzen, denen aufgrund ihrer Expressivität und Dynamik in der Linienführung ein exploratives und epistemisches Potential zugesprochen wird. [mehr]
The term "Mannerism" carries a fraught and contentious historiography that plays a significant role in shaping both the definition and scope of current scholarship. Formative studies by Jacob Burckhardt, Heinrich Wölfflin, Werner Weisbach, and Kurt Heinrich Busse imbued the term "Mannerism" with a pejorative connotation that effectively marginalized mid- to late-sixteenth century art. [mehr]
The choir screens of medieval churches were systematically dismantled in the 16th century, a process that obliterated the internal divisions within churches as well as their altars, pulpits, painted and sculptural decoration, and sepulchral monuments. [mehr]
Shared Spaces? Mobility, Cohabitation and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Venice This paper draws on my larger research project on spaces of arrival for migrants and travellers to early modern Venice. It argues particularly that the city's many lodging houses offer a valuable key to understanding the nature and impact of mobility in an early modern metropolis. [mehr]
In name, a guidebook assures the reader of clarification and direction, but the term only seems to neatly define what to expect from these volumes. Instead, the claim to make sense of the unknown is complicated by shifting narrative strategies, choices of language, and the inclusion of illustrations. Recent interest in issues of orientation and subjectivity has shed new light on guidebooks; in addition, a profusion of new printed and digital editions of these works have reinvigorated a discussion of guidebooks as a form of knowledge produced at the intersection of description and dispersal. [mehr]
La memoria del regime fascista non è mai scomparsa dall'orizzonte delle arti contemporanee. Temi e figure del Ventennio costellano l'opera di artiste e artisti con modalità, frequenza e intensità diverse. Il seminario focalizza l'attenzione sull'opera di Giosetta Fioroni (1932) e Fabio Mauri (1926-2009), entrambi - con un breve scarto di anni - cresciuti negli anni del fascismo e attivi nel dopoguerra. [mehr]
We owe the Italian Renaissance picture more than the ideal human figure. Experiments in figuration, whether they involve contour or sfumato, cannot exist without ground, here understood in three senses of the word: first, the preparation of a given support (such as a gesso ground on panel); second, the plane on which figures stand; and third, the field in and against which figuration occurs. [mehr]
The discoveries of Columbus focused attention on the newly discovered but barely known regions on the far side of the earth, a new zone of convergence where East and West met and crossed over into one another. It was now possible to think beyond the "inhabited world" known since Antiquity and to consider the earth in global terms, which is to say as a geometric object viewable from more than one side. [mehr]
The Italia illustrata (written in the 1450s and published 1474) is a historical and geographical description of Italy in a topographical order. Biondo's narrative is based on a number of empirical sources, some are known, some are unknown and open for speculations. [mehr]
The aim of the seminar is to evaluate the usefulness of various concepts of intermediality derived from a modern literature on the subject in constituting a history of early modern media. To this end we are bringing together senior scholars of early modern art who have already been working on these themes, though not in these terms, alongside younger scholars whose research focuses on intermedial questions. [mehr]
This seminar will explore Raphael's use of materials and techniques in drawing and in doing so will present new discoveries. Over the past thirty years, approaches to the study of works on paper have gradually moved beyond univocal questions of connoisseurship. Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of looking at drawings as archaeological objects, whose materiality and stratigraphy can speak of their history. [mehr]
L'identità marittima dei potentati basso-tirrenici - il Principato di Salerno, i ducati di Napoli, Amalfi e Gaeta - fu favorita dal progressivo affrancamento dai sistemi sovraregionali (il Regno longobardo, l’Impero bizantino), nella seconda metà dell'VIII secolo. Tale proiezione verso il mare corrispondeva a nuove urgenze di circuitazione navale, rese ancora più pressanti dalla comparsa dei Musulmani d'Africa nelle acque del Mar Tirreno. [mehr]
The ideas regarding "barbarians" and "barbarity", produced since Classical Antiquity and until Early Modern times, have been studied in several and many times contrasting ways. The general consensus tends to stress the fact that the construction of an other simultaneously implies the conformation of the identity of the individual and the collective creating those distinctions. [mehr]

Blues napoletano: la sfida di una città postcoloniale

Reihe "Neue Forschungen zu Neapel/Nuove ricerche napoletane"
La città di Napoli vista come un archivio vivente e specifico, coinvolto storicamente e culturalmente in una serie di reti mediterranee, un archivio che ci pone domande su come capire e recepire lo spazio-tempo della modernità odierna. [mehr]

Caravaggio e i letterati

Interdisziplinäre Studientagung
Convegno interdisciplinare organizzato da Sybille Ebert-Schifferer e Laura Teza in collaborazione con l'Università di Perugia [mehr]

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This conference explores the phenomenon of performative iconicity in medieval art, an aspect of iconic presence manifested through chant and never recognized as image heretofore in scholarship. This non-representational icon is revealed in the synergy between the temporality of the liturgical ritual and the acoustics of reverberation. [mehr]
This conference will explore some of the different metaphorical, conceptual and cultural meanings associated with the Italian expression 'the mental woodworm' (il tarlo della mente). The woodworm as an image for a nagging thought (rovello, in Italian) is not common in English. [mehr]
Se la mostra si definisce come un insieme di relazioni spaziotemporali essa può diventare un mezzo particolarmente efficace per comprovare o invalidare concezioni correnti di temporalità. Secondo quali modalità questo legame con il tempo, congenito al formato espositivo, può essere messo in pratica nel riallestimento di collezioni museali? [mehr]
As part of the art historical research initiative Rome Contemporary, the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History is pleased to announce an evening of encounters between artists, scholars, and critics dedicated to the theme of embodied language in selected women's art practices, ranging from present to postwar Italy. [mehr]
Die Geschichte des Bauhauses und seine internationale Rezeption gelten als bestens untersucht. Erstaunlich ist vor diesem Hintergrund, dass die Perspektive italienischer Architekten und Architekturhistoriker auf die legendäre Schule bisher so gut wie keinerlei Aufmerksamkeit erfahren hat. Bedeutet dies, dass das Bauhaus in Italien keine Rolle gespielt hat? Wohl kaum. [mehr]
This talk will focus on Titian's Sacred and Profane Love in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Scholars have struggled with making sense of the two female figures that occupy the unusual horizontal composition of this enigmatic painting. [mehr]
The War of the Triple Alliance (also known as The Paraguayan War, 1864-1870), was undoubtedly one of the most tragic events in the history of Latin America. In it, the Brazilian Empire joined its forces with Argentina and Uruguay against Paraguay. [mehr]
Die Tagung untersucht die systematische Verknüpfung zweier unterschiedlicher konventioneller Darstellungsformen: der Kopplung einer Landkarte mit einer Folge zumeist illusionistischer Ansichten, die sich auf denselben geographischen Raum beziehen. Während die Karte den Raum als Kontinuum konzipiert, fragmentieren die Ansichten ihn, lenken die Aufmerksamkeit der Betrachter*in auf einzelne Aspekte und lassen diese in räumliche und inhaltliche Bezüge zueinander treten. [mehr]
L'Archivio Centrale dello Stato conserva un fondo di circa 140.000 licenze di esportazione di opere d'arte da Roma, lungo un arco di tempo compreso fra il 1888 e il 1908. [mehr]
Secondo la definizione data da Marc Augé, il Museo dell'Altro e dell'Altrove è un 'super luogo'. Dal 2012 infatti in esso convergono e dialogano esigenze abitative, sperimentazioni artistiche ed esposizioni d’arte contemporanea. [mehr]
Quali sono le sfide e le direttive di crescita della principale collezione d'arte europea in una città come San Paolo del Brasile, la più estesa megalopoli del Sudamerica? Luciano Migliaccio, professore presso l'Universidade de São Paulo e curatore associato del Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), presenterà la storia del museo e il recente riallestimento che ha riportato in vita l'estetica voluta dalla progettista Lina Bo Bardi nel 1968, in cui i dipinti da Raffaello a Renoir sembrano fluttuare nel vuoto in un unico ampio spazio senza soluzione di continuità. [mehr]
This talk presents recent attempts to 'operationalise' Warburg's concept of Pathosformel - that is to say, to transform it into an algorithm. This process implies not only a conversion into computer language, but also an explicit reading of the concept itself, whose unforgiving nature forces us to consider each component of the concept in detail. [mehr]
L'Accademia degli Insensati di Perugia, nota per la connessione dei suoi poeti con le prime opere di Caravaggio, elaborò nell'ultimo quarto del Cinquecento un libro di imprese costituito da quarantaquattro bifolii cuciti insieme, contenenti l'impresa generale dell'Accademia e quelle degli affiliati della sua prima stagione. Il manoscritto rappresenta un unicum nel panorama contemporaneo in quanto gli Insensati optarono per il mezzo grafico e non per quello incisorio, come avveniva solitamente. [mehr]
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