Enchanted Modernities


Session 2

Panel 2A: Early abstraction / art institutions

Location: Singelkerk

Chair: Rachel Esner (University of Amsterdam)

Marty Bax (Bax Art, Amsterdam)
‘'Mondrian and the power of primary colours’
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Dmitrij Kraft (Ludwig-Maximilian- University, Munich)
‘Malevič’s avant-garde artistic concepts and the esoteric occult tradition of his period’
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Rose-Carol Washton-Long (Graduate Center, City University of New York)
‘Back to Barr - MoMA’s 2013 origins of abstraction exhibition: a regressive narrative of modernism’
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Pietro Rigolo (The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles)
'Instilling in humanity warmth and a new spiritual light”: Theosophy and modern art in Harald Szeemann’s exhibitions’
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Panel 2B: Architecture and applied arts

Location: Doelenzaal, UvA Library

Chair: Helena Čapková (Waseda University, Tokyo)

Susan R. Henderson (Syracuse University)
‘‘Lauweriks, Behrens, and the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dusseldorf’’
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Sven A. Clausen (Independent Scholar, Lübeck)
‘The method Lauweriks, system-based design and Theosophy in architecture’
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Mariël Polman (Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency and University of Amsterdam)
‘Van Nelle: The stratification of colours of an exceptional factory’
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Jonathan Massey (Syracuse University, New York, USA)
‘Ornament as time and space’: Reconsidering Modernism via Claude Bragdon and Bruno Latour
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