The post war moments

15.06.2012 | 10:00 s.t - 19:00

International Conference, organized by Angela Miller and Frank Mehring


10:00 Introduction: Angela Miller and Frank Mehring (JFKI)

Panel 1: The Post-war Reckoning with National Socialism in the US and Europe

10:30 Keith Holz (Western Illinois University) "Postwar Reckonings with Nazi Art in the Writings of Lincoln Kirstein, Helmut Lehmann-Haupt, and Hildegard Brenner"

Christian Fuhrmeister (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München), “Art Historical Practice 1943-1950. How American Art Historians Looked at German Art Historians.”

Sabine Eckmann (Washington University in St. Louis) "Embattled Selfhood: Theoretical Discourses and Artistic Practice in Germany after 1945"

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

Panel 2: Languages of Art in the Aftermath of World War II

13:30 Ludger Derenthal (Kunstbibliothek Berlin ) "’Pundits of Fire and Public Madness:’ Visions of the End of Times in German Art after the Second World War”

Jody Patterson (University College London). “’Operation Crossroads': Abstract Painting in the Atomic Age”

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Panel 3: Visual Archives, Re-Education, and the “New Europe” of the Marshall Plan

15:30 Frank Mehring (John F. Kennedy-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin) “Re-Education & De-Nationalization: Mapping the Digital Archive of Marshall Plan Films in a Time of European Crisis”

Maria Fritsche (Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Trondheim) “European Integration: A Matter of Great Difficulty? How Marshall Plan Filmmakers Promoted a United Europe”

17:00 Keynote: Angela Miller (Washington University/Terra Guest Professor JFKI) “The Fate of the Gesture in the Post-War Era”

18:30 Reception at JFKI

19:30 Dinner at Piaggio

Zeit & Ort

15.06.2012 | 10:00 s.t - 19:00

John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies