Author: Stuart Moss

New Event: “Warburg, the Sacred and its Critiques” 

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.

New Exhibition: “Drawing on Arabian Nights”

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.

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. Please register in advance via the Warburg Institute website.


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).

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)

News: “Language and Chinese Art History”

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

Research Seminar: George Lucs and the First World War

Our colleague Oliver O’Donnell is giving a Research Seminar at Nottingham University’s Centre for Research in Visual Culture introducing his next book project, which concerns the Ashcan School of painting as it relates to the growing global power of the United States between 1898 and 1918.

Event: Bridging Boundaries. Iran: Kunst, Politik und Kooperationen.

Die derzeitigen Proteste und Revolutionsbestrebungen in Iran, angeführt durch eine junge Generation, die für Freiheit und Menschenrechte einsteht, erfordern universelle Aufmerksamkeit. Die Freiheit der iranischen Bevölkerung sollte nicht nur aufgrund geopolitischer und wirtschaftlicher Interessen von globaler Bewandtnis sein, sondern vor allem auch aus humanistischer Sicht verfolgt werden, um auf die Umsetzung universeller Menschenrechte, Entscheidung- und Meinungsfreiheit sowie das Recht am eigenen Körper hinzuarbeiten.

Bilderfahrzeuge Conference: “Mobile Memories”

Annual Conference of the International Research Project »Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology«

10 – 11 November 2022

Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Louisenstraße 56, Festsaal.

Organised by Dipanwita Donde, Anita Hosseini, Sanja Savkic-Sebek, Gerhard Wolf and Ning Yao.

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