[Msa-discuss] ANN: Conf Gothic Modernisms (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 29-30 June, 2017)

Bauduin, Tessel T.M.Bauduin at uva.nl
Wed May 3 04:04:43 EDT 2017

Dear madam, sir,

Find below an announcement regarding the upcoming conference Gothic Modernisms, which i am certain will interest some members of the MSA. I hope you would be so kind as to send it to the MSA listserv? Thank you.
PS I’ve also attached the program separately, just in case its possible to include that with a list mailing; if so, that would be great!

Met vriendelijke groet, Sincerely,
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Dr. Tessel M. Bauduin
Modern & Contemporary Art History
Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lecturer
Telephone (work only): 0031-20-5253039
Visiting address: BG2   Turfdraagsterpad 15-17   1012 XT Amsterdam, room: 2.02
Postal address: BG1   Turfdraagsterpad 9   1012 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017


GOTHIC MODERNISMS: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum: A two-day international conference discussing the legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular in modernism and the avant-gardes.
More information here<https://gothicmodernisms.wordpress.com/>; registration here<https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/nu-in-het-museum/symposia/conference-gothic-modernisms>.

Fee (125€; 40€ for students) includes access to the Rijksmuseum Collections on both days, a guided visit to the exhibition Small Wonders, coffee, tea, lunch, snacks and drinks. Questions and comments can be directed to dr. Tessel M. Bauduin, University of Amsterdam : t[dot]m[dot]bauduin[at]uva[dot]nl
This conference is part of a trilogy. For earlier events see ‘Visions of the North’<https://visionsofthenorthconference.wordpress.com/>.

Provisional Programme

Day 1 - 29 June 2017

9.00-9.30        Registration
9.30-9.40        Welcome  - Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum
9.40-9.50        Opening words - Juliet Simpson
9.50-11.10     Panel 1: Gothic ‘Revivals’ – Politics and Poetry of Buildings, Play and Panic
                     Chair: Juliet Simpson (Coventry University)

·         Matthew Reeve (Queen’s University, Kingston/Royal Society of Antiquaries, London): ‘Politics of bodies, politics of buildings: from “play” to “panic” in the Gothic architecture of the long eighteenth century’

·         Jozefien Feynaerts (Ghent University): ‘Le choix du style: neo-Tudor prison gatehouses in 19th-century Belgium’

·         Ole Fischer (Utah University): ‘The birth of modernity from the spirit of Gothic? Henry van de Velde and the figure of the iron cathedral’

11.10-11.30   Coffee & tea
11.30-12.45   Panel 2: Belgian Gothic Modern Interiors/Uncanny Spaces
                            Chair: Jan-Dirk Baetens (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

·         Dominique Bauer (KU Leuven):  ‘Enclosures, windows and mirrors. The Gothic interior in the work of Georges Rodenbach and Xavier Mellery’

·         Aude Campmas (University of Southampton):  ‘Gothic passion and interiority in

J.K. Huysmans’s St. Lydwine of Schiedam’

·         Claire Moran (Queen’s University, Belfast): ‘Moody Princesses at home in Maeterlinck, Rodenbach and Khnopff’

12.45-14.00   Lunch & visit to the Rijksmuseum collections

14.00-15.45   Panel 3: Gothic Alterities at the Fin-de-Siècle
                     Chair: Rachel Esner (University of Amsterdam)

·         Laura Morowitz (Wagner College, NY): ‘Alt-Deutsch and avant-garde: The prints of Joseph Sattler’

·         Stefan Huygebaert (Ghent University): ‘The image of Gothic law in (anti-)Modernist art’

·         Graça Correa (Lisbon University): ‘Landscapes of the Gothic uncanny in Symbolist theatre’

·         Marja Lahelma (University of Edinburgh/University of Helsinki): ‘Gothic elements in Nordic fin-de-siècle art’

15.45-16.05   Coffee & tea

16.05-17.00   Plenary and Q&A - Professor Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State University, NY)
                            Chair: Tessel M. Bauduin (University of Amsterdam)

17.00-18.00   Visit to the exhibition Small Wonders
Guided tours for conference guests by curators Ingmar Reesing (UvA) & Frits Scholten (Rijksmuseum)

Day 2 - Friday 30 June 2017

9.00-9.20        Registration

9.20-9.30        Opening words - Tessel M. Bauduin
9.30-11.15     Panel 4: Gothic Modern Cathedrals ― Politics and Potencies of Buildings beyond the ‘Gothic’
Chair: Petra Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)

·         Maria Männig (Karlsruhe University of Design): ‘From Schlegel to Le Corbusier: Modern concepts in Hans Sedlmayr’s “Cathedral”’

·         J. Kirk Irwin (Birkbeck College, University of London): ‘Medieval and Modernist space’

·         Robert S. Nelson (Yale University): ‘Modernism and colonialism in the neo-Gothic of Southeast Asia’

·         Matthew Mullane (Princeton University): ‘The cathedral and the pagoda: Itō Chūta’s Gothic world’

11.15-11.45   Coffee & tea
11.45-13.15   Panel 5:  Reimagining Gothic Nationalisms and Avant-Gardes
                     Chair: Jenny Reynaerts (Rijksmuseum)

·         Leena Elina Valkeapää (University of Jyväskylä): ‘Gothic Modern discovered: the process of the art historical expeditions in Finland, 1871–1902’

·         Stephanie Glaser (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): ‘The Gothic spirit: Cultural nationalisms on the eve of World War I’

·         Marjan Groot (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam): ‘Gothic Modernism and Expressionism in the 1920s in the Netherlands’

13.15-14.30   Lunch & visit to the Rijksmuseum collections
14.30-16.15   Panel 6: Contested German Gothic Identities:  Legacies, Ideologies, Museums
                     Chair: Anna Maria von Bonsdorff (Ateneum Finnish National Gallery)

·         William Diebold (Reed College, Portland): ‘The Magdeburg and Bamberg Riders on display in modern Germany’

·         Gitta Ho (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris): ‘George Grosz and the art of Late Gothic’

·         Leonie Beiersdorf (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg): ‘Art history’s anthropological turn and its support of Gothic Modernisms’

16.15-16.45   Coffee & tea
16.45-17.30 Round table & closing remarks  – Tessel M. Bauduin and Juliet Simpson
17.30                Close of conference
17.45                Drinks reception


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