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The Names of the Artist: Authorial Presence between Text and Image, conference on 26.01.2017 and 27.01.2017


An interdisciplinary conference organized by the SMB’s Gemäldegalerie, the Kunsthistorisches Institut at the Freie Universität and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck Institute)

The Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Kunsthistorisches Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max Planck Institute) have joined forces to hold an interdisciplinary conference on the 26 and 27 January, 2017. The conference is taking place as part of the research project, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, entitled: “The Names of the Artist: Artist Signatures in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century”.

This event aims to open up new perspectives on the problems of the artist’s authorship and identity, as well as on the social status and the intellectual horizon of artists in various geographical and cultural European milieus.

The conference is public, admission is free. Registration not required.

Event venue:

Thursday, 26 January 2017:

Kulturforum, Lecture Hall


10785 Berlin


Friday, 27 January 2017:

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of History and Cultural Studies

Room 2.2058/2.2059

Fabeckstraße 23-25

14195 Berlin

For the detailed programme, see here.