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	Image: Max Beckmann The trapeze 1923 (detail), Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey © Max Beckmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Photo: Photography Incorporated, Toledo

The mad square symposium

Art and culture in Weimar Germany

Local and international scholars and curators address aspects of art and culture in Weimar Germany – including Expressionist painting, avant-garde cinema, the Nazi suppression of modern art and the ‘re-presentation’ of the period in museums today.

Enjoy an early viewing of the exhibition from 9am, before it opens to the public at 10am.

Curatorial perspectives on ‘The mad square’
Dr Jacqueline Strecker, curator of special exhibitions, Art Gallery of NSW

Re-presentations of German art
Sean Rainbird, director, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Costume and theatre in Kirchner’s street scenes
Dr Jill Lloyd, freelance curator, writer and lecturer, London

Max Beckmann and German modernism
Prof Dr Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, deputy director general, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and chief curator, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Weimar cinema
Assoc Prof Adrian Martin, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

They took Dada seriously. Kurt Schwitters’ ‘Merzbild’ and how it became ‘degenerate’ art
Prof Dr Uwe Fleckner, University of Hamburg

Followed by drinks and catalogue signing

Image: Max Beckmann The trapeze 1923 (detail), Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey © Max Beckmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Photo: Photography Incorporated, Toledo

Saturday 6 August 2011, 10am–3.30pm

Non-members $90
Members $80
Student concession $60

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Includes exhibition entry, morning tea, lunch and drinks

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: The mad square: modernity in German art 1910–37

 

Saturday 6 August 10am – 3:30pm
BOOK ONLINE