Category: Events

The Planetary Experiment

Orit Halpern

(Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal)


Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:30 pm

Online Lecture, hosted by the Warburg Institute.
Free and open to all via Zoom; please book in advance via the Warburg Institute website.

Event: Conference “Spontaneität. Unmittelbarkeit, Schnelligkeit, Authentizität in westlicher und ostasiatischer Kunst”

Organisiert von Yannis Hadjinicolaou und Monika Wagner

Hamburg, Warburg-Haus, 19.-20. November 2021

Ziel der Tagung ist es zum einen, die Vorstellungshorizonte und Bewertungen, die mit künstlerischer Spontaneität verbunden wurden und werden, über eine Rekonstruktion der jeweiligen Werkprozesse auszuloten und auf diese Weise Spontaneitätsmythen zu begegnen. Zum anderen gilt es, die Bedeutungen und Funktionen solcher Herstellungsverfahren, seien sie künstlerischer, ideologischer oder historiographischer Art, zu analysieren und historisch zu kontextualisieren.

Dürer’s models

Christoper S. Wood

(Department of German, New York University)


Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5:30 pm

Online Lecture, hosted by the Warburg Institute.
Free and open to all via Zoom; please book in advance via the Warburg Institute website.

Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne (Conference)

HKW Berlin and digital, 25. – 26.09.2020

Former and current Bilderfahrzeuge Project Associates will take part in a conference accompanying the exhibition Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) (4.09. – 30.11.2020) in Berlin.

Adapt & Transform: what comes after actions?

Burton Nitta will share their artworks that aim to prompt debate, create alternative possibilities and inspire action. They will use their projects to explore how we can shift perceptions of ourselves. They ask us to consider drastic transformations to imagine responses to the largest challenges we face, such as climate change.

Toxic Art Histories

A workshop organised by the international research project “Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology”.


8 – 9 November 2019

Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity,” Berlin.

From racially and financially motivated scholarship to the pseudo-science of conspiracy theories, art historical boogeymen are ubiquitous. The discipline of art history has deep, potentially inseverable, roots in explicitly nationalistic discourses and the relationships between art history and unsavoury political regimes are written into the scholarly record. Quarantining what we might think of as art historical contagion, however, let alone inoculating the discipline against its past infections, is far from straightforward. Contagion as a metaphor is rich with value and has proven productive in certain historical moments.