Bernd and Hilla Becher
A. R. Penck
In conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition German Art Now, the Museum welcomes noted art historians and artists for a symposium examining the international impact of post-war German art. The exhibition evaluates the innovation, expansiveness, and international impact of German art produced during the second half of the 20th century.
A Symposium Held in Conjunction with the Exhibition German Art Now
In conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition German Art Now, the Museum welcomes noted art historians and artists for a symposium examining the international impact of post-war German art. Highlights of the two-day symposium include a keynote address by Ann Temkin, curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art; Sabine Eckmann, curator of the Washington University Gallery of Art, interviewing artist JÃ¶rg Immendorff; a presentation by Dorothea Dietrich, visiting associate professor of art and art history at Duke University, on Markus LÃ¼pertzâ€™s German motifs; followed by an interview of LÃ¼pertz by Siegfried Gohr, professor for art science at Staatliche Hochschule fÃ¼r Gestaltung Karlsruhe.
Other featured speakers include Richard Shiff, the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at The University of Texas at Austin, and Ulrich Pohlmann, director of the Fotomuseum, Stadtmuseum, Munich. A complete symposium schedule and registration information is available at the web site.
This symposium features noted scholars and artists discussing the international impact of German art in the second half of the 20th century.
For tickets information and to register, call the hotline at (314) 655-5476 or visit our website
German Art Now, on view October 18, 2003 through January 11, 2004, features more than 40 paintings, sculptures, and photographs from the Saint Louis Art Museumâ€™s renowned collection of 20th-century German art. The exhibition evaluates the innovation, expansiveness, and international impact of German art produced during the second half of the 20th century. German Art Now introduces 14 major works recently acquired by the Museum as well as 5 works on long-term loan, all of which further substantiate the Museumâ€™s collection of 20th-century German art as one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. The artists represented in German Art Now are Georg Baselitz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Andreas Gursky, Candida HÃ¶fer, JÃ¶rg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Markus LÃ¼pertz, A. R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth.
German Art Now and related programming are supported by the German pharmaceuticals and chemicals group ALTANA AG as part of their cultural engagement worldwide.
The symposium has been made possible by a generous gift from the Mr. and Mrs. E. Desmond Lee and Family Endowment Fund.
Image: Anselm Kiefer, Seraphim, 1983â€“84. Oil, straw, emulsion, and shellac on canvas, 126 1/4 x 130 1/4 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection
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