Goals and Limits of Formalist Criticism in the Interpretation of American Art

International Conference

18 November 2014

Organizer: Michael Schreyach


9:45-10:00 Opening Remarks

10:00-10:25 Gregor Stemmrich (KHI, Freie Universität Berlin): “Modernism/Literalism/Postmodernism: Regarding Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953)”

10:30-10:55 Winfried Fluck (JFKI, Freie Universität Berlin): “Art and Narrative”

11:00-11:25 Graham Bader (Rice University und Humboldt Universität Berlin): “Lichtenstein’s Touch”

11:30-11:55 Eva Ehninger (Universität Bern): “Continuous Project: Formalism and the Issue of Painting”

12:00-12:30 Discussion

13:45-14:10 Regine Prange (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): “Andy Warhol’s ‘Flatness’: In Defense of a Materialist Formalism”

14:15-14:35 Ralph Ubl (Universität Basel): “Good Objecthood: Michael Fried in 1966”

14:40-15:05 Michael Schreyach (Trinity University und JFKI, Freie Universität Berlin): “Perceiving and Interpreting Abstract Expressionist Paintings”

15:10-15:35 Magdalena Nieslony (Universität Heidelberg): “Perspective as Form”

15:35-16:15 Discussion