Kirchner and the Berlin Street: A Symposium
October 17, 2008
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's series of Berlin Street Scene paintings is widely considered a highpoint in his career, as well as a milestone in the German Expressionist movement. This exhibition presents the largest group of these paintings ever seen together. On this occasion, international scholars in the field are brought together to offer new insights on this defining series in history of early modernism. The symposium includes brief, illustrated papers, as well as a discussion moderated by Deborah Wye, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, and the organizer of the exhibition. Participants include Charles W. Haxthausen, Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History, Williams College; Reinhold Heller, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, University of Chicago; Katharina Henkel, Curator, Kunsthalle Emden; Jill Lloyd, independent writer and curator; Sherwin Simmons, Professor of Twentieth Century Art and Design, Department of Art History, University of Oregon; Katharina Sykora, Professor, Department of Art History and Media Studies, Braunschweig University of Arts, Germany; among others.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Kirchner and the Berlin Street.
Deborah Wye, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition
Welcome and Introduction
"Conflicted Ambition: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and the Other (Former) Brücke Artists"
"Kirchner and French Art: The Painting of Modern Life"
"Kirchner's Works on Paper and Berlin Street Scene Paintings"
Charles W. Haxthausen
"Framing Movement: Kirchner in Berlin"
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