Archive – Architecture – Memory

Symposium 18.07.17, 2:30 pm

Symposium and Book Presentation 
On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, Haus der Kunst will host a half-day symposium which is going to investigate and discuss the contemporary treatment of historic architecture in general and Haus der Kunst in particular from multifocal perspectives. Invited are artists, curators and scholars who have been actively involved within these debates. The symposium will focus on two leading questions, the idea of the institution as an archive and its function as a testimony to boost the historical thinking in the present. The event will further use the opportunity to launch the new publication "Histories in Conflict. Haus der Kunst and the ideological uses of Art, 1937-1955", which combines contributions from internationally renowned scholars with a wide range of archival documents that draw a broad picture of the first 18 years of Haus der Kunst's history.


2.30 pm 
Book presenation "Histories in Conflict. Haus der Kunst and the ideological uses of Art, 1937-1955" 
Board Freunde Haus der Kunst
Haus der Kunst, Terrassensaal
followed by champagne reception

4.00 pm 
Haus der Kunst, auditorium

Introductory remarks
Okwui Enwezor, Director Haus der Kunst  
Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, Minister of State for Education, Culture, Science and the Arts

4.20 pm
Interventions in the Architecture
Beate Passow, artist, Munich
Sabine Brantl, Archive curator, Haus der Kunst
Ulrich Wilmes, chief curator, Haus der Kunst

5.30 pm
Exhibiting the Archive 
Martin Schmidl, artist and cultural theorist, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Christian Philipp Müller, artist, Berlin
Moderators: Ulrich Wilmes and Sabine Brantl, Haus der Kunst

7 pm
On Dealing with Architecture as a Contemporary Witness: based on the example of Paul Ludwig Troost in Munich 
Speaker: Iris Lauterbach, Central Institute for Art History 

The publication and symposium are funded by the Friends of Haus der Kunst. 

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