Conference | Romantic Prints on the Move

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 17, 2019

From the University of Pennsylvania:

Romantic Prints on the Move
University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1–2 February 2019

Organized by Cordula Grewe and Catriona MacLeod

Caspar David Friedrich, Woman Seated under a Spider’s Web (Melancholy), detail, ca. 1803, woodcut (Philadelphia Museum of Art 1993-128-1).

In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts is pleased to introduce Romantic Prints on the Move. This symposium takes its lead from the 2013 PMA exhibition and corresponding collection catalogue, The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints, 1770–1850 (Yale University Press, 2017).

In the second half of the nineteenth century John S. Phillips amassed a collection of roughly 8500 German works in all media and all genres, housed today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Inspired by recent debates about the circulation and pricing of contemporary art, the conference bridges the nineteenth and the twenty-first century by shedding light on the economic, aesthetic, and geographical aspects of the production, dissemination, and collection of these prints in the era of their burgeoning new technologies, and by bringing together a unique mixture of academics and curators, dealers, and collectors.

For registration (free but kindly requested), announcements, and updates, please visit the conference web pages.

F R I D A Y ,  1  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 9

To be held at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street.

1:30  Introduction by Catriona MacLeod (Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of German, University of Pennsylvania)

1:45  Print Economies
Moderator: Britany Salsbury (Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Cleveland Museum of Art)
• F. Carlo Schmid (C. G. Boerner, Düsseldorf), Johann Christian Reinhart and the Print Market in Germany and Rome around 1800
• Peter Fuhring (Fondation Custodia/Collection Frits Lugt), Catalogues and Correspondences: The Marketing Tools of German Print Publishers, 1780–1850

3:15  Break

4:00  Collecting German Romanticism Today: Discussion with Contemporary Collectors
Introduction by Cordula Grewe (Associate Professor of Art History, Indiana University Bloomington)
• Fiona Chalom (Psychotherapist, Board Member of Wende Museum of the Cold War and Chair of the J. Paul Getty Museum Disegno Group/Friends of Drawings, Los Angeles)
• Charles Booth-Clibborn (Founder of Paragon Press, London)

5:30  Reception

S A T U R D A Y ,  2  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 9

To be held at Perelman Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1:15  Introduction by Cordula Grewe (Associate Professor of Art History, Indiana University Bloomington)

1:30  Spreading the Print
Moderator: Freyda Spira (Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
• Kirsten ‘Kit’ Belgum (Associate Professor of German, University of Texas at Austin), Serialized Landscapes: Joseph Meyer and the Transnational Print Market, 1833–1856
• Michael Leja (James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania), From Print to Image Culture

3:00  Break

3:30  Keynote Address
Introduction by Louis Marchesano (Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art)
• Jay A. Clarke (Rothman Family Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, The Chicago Art Institute), The Matrix, the Market, and Its Critical Reception in Late Nineteenth-Century Berlin

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