Lecture by Prof. dr Charlotte Klonk, Professor of Art and New Media, Humboldt University, Berlin.
Thursday 23 May 2019, 16.00-17.30, Doelenzaal, UvA, Universiteitsbibliotheek Singel, followed by drinks.
What is Distinct About German Visual History and Theory?
"In this talk, I will consider German visual history and theory and ask if the debate provides a distinct set of questions that distinguishes it from other methods in art history. Using the reception of J.M.W. Turner’s work in the 1970s as a foil, I will ponder the possibility of a new approach that departs from dominant interpretations of the second half of the
twentieth century such as iconology and social art history."
This lecture is organised and supported by the Art History Department to thank temporary staff leaving us at the end of this academic year, as well as by the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, in order to support methodological discussion within its community. Charlotte Klonk will contribute to a conference on colour in exhibition spaces at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the following day.
The lecture at the UvA is free and can be attended without registering. Any questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org