Munich: at Haus der kunst; a 4 day Conference 21-24.05.14 on “Postwar – Art Between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945-1965”

by Venetia Kapernekas


The “Postwar” research and exhibition project includes a broad spectrum of events, conferences, and publications, of which the four-day international conference “Postwar — Art between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945–1965″ is the first. The conference is organized by Haus der Kunst in collaboration with Tate Modern, the Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU München, and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich.  The conference is held in english.

Conceived as an in-depth study of the postwar period, the four-day international conference, “Postwar – Art between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945–1965″ shifts from a Western/European vantage point to redirect attention to a multifocal and polyphonic history of art since 1945. By following the sweeping lines of the two oceans across Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Africa, the Mediterranean, North America, and South America, “Postwar” straddles continents, political structures, economic patterns, and institutional frameworks to understand the complex legacies of artistic practice and art historical discourses that emerged globally in the aftermath of World War II’s devastation. (from the HdK press)