European Perspectives on American Art (Berlin, 9 Dec 11)

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität, Lansstraße 7-9, Berlin, December 9, 2011



Welcome, Winfried Fluck, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut

Greetings from the Terra, Veerle Thielemans, Terra Foundation for
American Art

Introduction to the Conference, Katherine Manthorne, Terra Professor,
JFKI, Berlin & Graduate Center, City University of New York

Session 1. European Perspectives

9:30 Bettina Friedl, Professor emerita, Hamburg University
Distinction and Repetition: Some Thoughts on "Influence"

10:00 Winfried Fluck, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut.
Superiority and Inferiority in the Work of Thomas Eakins

10:30 Questions and Discussion of Session 1


Session 2. Art & Travel

11:30 Katherine Manthorne, Terra Professor, JFKI, Berlin & Grad Center,
CU of New York
Traveller-Artists & Transnationalism: Frederic Church and Louis Mignot

12:00 Kirsten Einfeldt, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
“Going West”: Landscape, Technology and National Identity in William
Henry Jackson’s U.S. and Mexican oeuvre

12:30 Questions and Discussion of Session 2

13:00 Lunch

Session 3 Among & Between

14:30 Rosella Mamoli, University of Venice
“Literature & Art: From Thoreau to Margaret Atwood”

15:00 Frank Mehring, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut.
"Ja zum 'Non-Objective-Painting'": Promoting American Art and Cultural
Diplomacy between The Advancement of American Art (1947), Hilla von
Rebay's Contemporary Art and the Promotion of Arts in the U.S.A. (1947)
and American Primitive Painters (1954-55).

15:30 Questions and Discussion of Session 3

16:00 Coffee Break

Session 4. Mapping & Converging

16:30 Philipp Freytag, Universität Tübingen
Mapping ‘New Topographies’: The Photographs, the Cultural Concept, and
the In-Between

17:00 Michele Bottalico, University of Salerno
Art in the Third Space: Cultural Convergence in Early Chicano Murals

17:30 Questions & Discussion of Session 4 & Closing Remarks

19:00 dinner at a local restaurant for speakers and conference

Conference organized by Katherine Manthorne

CONF: European Perspectives on American Art (Berlin, 9 Dec 11). In:, 01.12.2011. Letzter Zugriff 16.01.2018. <>.

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