Images on the Move: Depots | Routes | Borders | Spaces

Images on the Move: Depots | Routes | Borders | Spaces
11 May 2018, 11.00am - 12 May 2018, 5.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB


Conference Programme

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FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2018

11:00  Welcome address

Andreas Beyer (Project Speaker, University of Basel) and Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute)

11:15  Introduction

Johannes von Müller (Project Coordinator)

11:30 Depots Chair: Bill Sherman (Warburg Institute)

Stephanie Porras (Tulane University, New Orleans): Lateness and Latency in Early Modern Prints

Neville Rowley (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin): Frozen Pictures: Photographs of Works of Art Disappeared since WWII

Respondents from the Bilderfahrzeuge Project:

Victor Claass, Maria Teresa Costa, Elena Tolstichin

13:15  Lunch

14:15  Routes Chair: Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence)

Pascal Bertrand (University of Bordeaux): The Tapestry of the Throne of Charles VII (Louvre): a Model of ‘Perspective as Symbolic Form’? 

Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge): "Nigri tortuosi tractus": The Routes of Ingenuity


Tomas Macsotay (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Natural Casting. Time and Illicit Image-Transmission in the Neapolitan Sites and Collections c.1750-90

Respondents from the Bilderfahrzeuge Project:

Christopher Johnson, Eckart Marchand, Isabella Woldt  

16:45  Break

17:30  Keynote address

Sigrid Weigel (Director emerita, ZfL Berlin): Boundaries, Wandering Paths, and Thresholds. Knowledge Set in Motion by Warburg, Benjamin, and Other Authors of Kulturwissenschaft

19:00  Reception


10.00 Borders. Chair: Horst Bredekamp (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Frank Fehrenbach (University of Hamburg): Species as Bilderfahrzeug. Optics and the Migration of Images

Stephanie O’Rourke (University of St Andrews): Secret Arts and Magnetic Tricks: Painting Mesmerism circa 1800


Brigitte Weingart (University of Cologne): In-Between: Magic, Media and the Case of Fascination

Respondents from the Bilderfahrzeuge Project:

Philipp Ekardt, Hans Christian Hönes, Pablo Schneider

12:30  Lunch

13:30 Spaces Chair: Uwe Fleckner (Warburg-Haus, Hamburg)

Lindsay Allen (King’s College London): Soluble Images and the Spatial Production of New Histories 

Beate Fricke (University of Bern): Mediation of Miracles. Altar Panel, Liturgical Vessel and Denkraum


Sussan Babaie (Courtauld Institute of Art): ‘Space’ Travel: Between Persian Painting and Iran Modern

Respondents from the Bilderfahrzeuge Project:

Linda Baez-Rubi, Anna McSweeney, Babette Schnitzlein



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