Weimar’s Others: Art History, Alterity and Regionalism in Inter-War Germany

17 October 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture Theatre 2, second floor
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross
London, WC1X 9EW

Taking place in association with the our new special issue of Art History, this panel will discuss what Weimar culture has contributed to the discipline of art history, one hundred years after the Republic’s formation.

Speakers will explore where art-historical research on Weimar might be heading and what, if any, the continued resonances of art made during this era might be, well beyond the immediacy of its origins in the 1920s and early 30s Germany.

In light of the new scholarship featured in this special issue of Art History, which foregrounds critical race, material cultural analysis, gender, queer and disability studies, we examine how a focus on art–historical margins – what we refer to as Weimar’s ‘others’ – may either change our thinking about what the Republic was, or perhaps confirm the dominant narratives of decadent excess, moral decay and imminent political danger that have so long defined this period.

FREE event, open to all. Find out more.

Image: Detail from Ernest Neuschul, ‘Black Mother’, 1931. Oil on canvas, 100.5 x 65.5 cm. Leicester: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.