Am 30. Juni 2023 hat der internationale Forschungsverbund „Bilderfahrzeuge – Aby Warburgs Vermächtnis und die Zukunft der Ikonologie“ plangemäß seine Arbeit abgeschlossen.
Der nun auslaufende Forschungsverbund “Bilderfahrzeuge – Aby Warburgs Legacy and the Future of Iconology” forschte zehn Jahre unter einem Logo, dem abschließend noch einige Anmerkungen gewidmet sein sollen. Es zeigt ein vom Wind aufgeblasenes Segeltuch, das ohne vertikalen Mast oder Bootskorpus an einem Quermast befestigt ist. Die Schlaufen sind verknotet und enden in je einer Troddel. Das Motiv zitiert ein Insignium des Florentiner Kaufmanns Giovanni Ruccellai vom Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts, das als vela gonfia seinerzeit als Symbol des erfolgreichen, prosperierenden Seehandels sowie als Sinnbild der wechselhaften Sturmfortuna gedeutet wurde, um auf das Verhältnis von Individuum und Schicksal anzuspielen
A public talk by Ashraf Osman, Pierre France and Nadia von Maltzahn in collaboration with the Sursock Museum The talk Chronologies and the Question of Periodization departs from the exhibition Beyond Ruptures, a Tentative Chronology which takes the for…
Prof. Dr. Susanne Leeb
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Wednesday, 30 May 2023, 5.30 pm (BST)
ONLINE Lecture, hosted by the Warburg Institute.
Free and open to all via Zoom; booking will open soon via the Warburg Institute website.
In a house affecting not only obsolete architecture, but pretending to an observance of the costume even in the furniture, the mixture of modern portraits, and French porcelaine, and Greek and Roman sculpture, may seem heterogeneous. In truth, I did no…
We are pleased to announce that two of our Bilderfahrzeuge colleagues are presenting their research in Leipzig next week. Their presentations are part of a panel on Aby Warburg at the Forum for Italian Art (Forum Kunstgeschichte Italiens) on the 16 March 2023 at the University of Leipzig, organised by Prof. Frank Zöllner.
An exhibition of Orientalist works from The Courtauld’s Prints and Drawings collection selected and curated by Emily Christensen (Courtauld) and our Bilderfahrzeuge colleague Ambra D’Antone at The Courtauld Gallery Project Space, London, 22 February – 3 June 2023.
For the occasion of the Mobile Memories conference, a detail of an artwork by Berlin-based Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball, (b. 1975), from her exhibition Uncomfortable Objects (dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012), featured as a central image of this academic event. This artwork takes us on a journey to the past, as Castillo Deball assembles pieces of naturalia and archaeological heritage, and pulls them to the rugged and relief-like surface of the picture plane. She integrates and juxtaposes different objects of material culture: rocks of different colours and the replicas of clay artifacts stemming from different moments of the pre-Columbian era and sites of Mexico.
Public lecture by our Bilderfahrzeuge colleague Yannis Hadjinicolaou at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Monday 13th February 2023, 4.30 – 6pm.
A row of trees, colourful and seasonal flowers, and a flock of ducks gliding by on a lake beyond the trees can be said to function as agents of emotion enhancing the figure of the Maharaja of Marwar seated on a terrace.
How do illustrations with historic Maharajas shown in luxurious, green landscapes express emotions, and where do these lie? Does their expression in the form of bountiful nature visualised in the image produce “felt” emotions in the viewer?
Annual Bilderfahrzeuge Conference 2023: “Disincarnate: Art Histories of Nationhood Past, Present, and Future” ￼
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March 2023
Woburn Suite, Senate House, University of London
A programme will be published shortly. Registration opens 25 January 2023 via the Warburg Institute Events pages.
Organised by the members of the sub group Art & Nationhood, Andreas Beyer (Basel), Alexandra Marraccini (London), C. Oliver O’Donnell (London) and Judith Rottenburg (Berlin).
WWith further contributions by Indie Choudhury (Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Jennifer Chuong (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.), Ambra D’Antone (Bilderfahrzeuge, London), Will Jennings (UCL Bartlett School, London), Fred Scharmen (Morgan State University, Baltimore), Hannah Spahn (FU Berlin), Elvan Zabunyan (Université de Rennes), Martin Zimmermann (LMU, München) and keynote by Tim Barringer (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.).
New Event: Amerindian Art Histories and Archaeologies: A KHI – UCL Symposium on Material Transformations in the Indigenous Americas
Please see below for details of a new Symposium, co-organised by our Bilderfahrzeuge colleague Sanja Savkic Sebek.
01 – 22 February 2023
In the framework of Department Gerhard Wolf and the “4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics” (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut), in collaboration with UCL Institute of Archaeology.
Organized by Sanja Savkic Sebek (KHI in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Bat-ami Artzi (CSoC, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; former 4A_Lab Fellow) & Elizabeth Baquedano (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
During the course of the exhibition “Bilderatlas Mnemosyne – Das Original” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin questions, arose not only about the content, but also about the mediality and materiality of the atlas. The problematic concept of the original threatens to create a new cult of genius around Aby Warburg. But perhaps, considering that tattoos of his face are already traveling across the world, perhaps this has already happened. Beyond that, however, the term “original” is in danger of developing a new aura, that now even encompasses the selected reproductions of the master. One can only imagine what Walter Benjamin would say.
We are pleased to congratulate Mingyuan Hu, whose article “Language and Chinese Art History” has won the 2022 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) prize for the best scholarly article in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. Read the judges’ comments in full on the website of the AAANZ