Lecture Series MODERN TIMES

Modern Times: New Perspectives on Modern Art and the Canon of Art History
Georg-Knorr-Saal, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 14.05.-04.06.2019
Tuesdays, 7pm

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Around 1900 clock towers marked the dawn of a new era in the Ottoman Empire. The era of classical modernism, however, seems to have come to a standstill. For the canon of art history has hardened as the history of the avant-garde with a fixed repertoire of mostly male artists. The lecture series presents new perspectives on modern art and critically questions the determinations made in the course of decades of canonization. „Modern Times“ intends a contemporary updating and re-reading of modern art and the canon of art history

May 14, 2019
Susanne Leeb (Lüneburg): „Afrika“ und Politiken der Zeit in den 1920/30er Jahren

May 21, 2019
Anselm Franke (Berlin): Kanon-Fragen. Ein Arbeitsbericht aus dem Haus der Kulturen der Welt

May 28, 2019
Gregor Langfeld (Amsterdam): Die Kanonisierung der Moderne: Kunsthistorische Konzepte und Herangehensweisen

June 4, 2019
Änne Söll (Bochum): Der Mann als Patient: Männlichkeit, Schnitt und Blick in Christian Schads „Operation“ (1929)

Free entrance

Concept: Burcu Dogramaci, Matthias Mühling, Karin Althaus

Cooperation between Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München with the ERC Consolidator Grant „Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile (METROMOD)“, Institut für Kunstgeschichte/LMU Munich, metromod.net