Redefining European Symbolism Network:Nabis Conference (Amsterdam, 27-28 Oct 11)

AMN AMRO, Amsterdam, October 26 - November 27, 2011

The international network Redefining European Symbolism, 1880-1900 will be staging a conference on The Nabis on 27th and 28th October 2011 in Amsterdam. The conference is organised in collaboration with network partner the Van Gogh Museum, and coincides with its exhibition Snapshot: Painters and Photography, 1888-1915.

The conference begins on the evening of Thursday 27th with a plenary lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Easton, curator of the Snapshot exhibition. Seven papers covering a fascinating variety of Nabis themes will be given on Friday 28th, culminating in an opportunity to see Snapshot.

I would like to remind everyone this is a FREE public conference

Thursday 27 October
27 October
16.45 – 17.30: Registration period at ABN AMRO Building

17.30 – 18.30: Elizabeth Easton (New York, Center for Curatorial Leadership), The Secret World of Nabis Photography.

18.30 – 19.30: Small reception

Friday 28 October

09.30 - 10.15: Fred Leeman (Amsterdam), Emile Bernard and the Nabis; the Nabis and Emile Bernard.

10.15 - 11.00: Merel van Tilburg (University of Geneva), L'intérieur d'âme: projections of the unconscious in Fin-de-Siècle interiors by Vallotton and Vuillard.

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30 - 12.15: Gilles Genty (Paris), The art of Georges Lacombe: symbolist representation of scientific knowledge.

12.15 - 13.00: Fleur Roos Rosa de Carvalho (Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum), Nabis or not Nabis: The Question of Henri Gabriel Ibels

13.00 – 13.45: Lunch

14.15 - 15.00: Elizabeth Mix (Indianapolis, Butler University),
Decorative Alchemy: Paul Ranson's Interior States

15.00 - 15.45: Katia Poletti (Lausanne, Vallotton Foundation), Le regard de Félix Vallotton critique d’art sur ses contemporains dans les années 1890.

15.45 – 16.00 Break

16.00 - 16.45: Katherine Kuenzli (Wesleyan University), The Nabis, Meier-Graefe and Narratives of Modern Art.

17.00 – 17.30: Buses will be ready to transport all guests together to the Van Gogh Museum.

17.30 Visit to Snapshot:Painters and Photography, 1888-1915 at the Van Gogh Museum

More information

CONF: Redefining European Symbolism Network:Nabis Conference (Amsterdam, 27-28 Oct 11). In:, Oct 14, 2011 (accessed Oct 29, 2020), <>.

Contributor: Craig Landt, Edinburgh

Contribution published: Oct 14, 2011

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