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Symposium “Collage/Montage”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Pictorial in Architecture


Symposium in cooperation with Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg), with Dietrich Neumann, Claire Zimmerman, Martino Stierli and others. The artistic, social, and technological conditions relating to the pictorial works and design techniques of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe demand close attention. The collages/ montages pose the question if architectural pictoriality is in fact fundamentally different to that of other forms of the pictorial. Can artistic, literary, or cinemato-graphic experiments with montages and collages simply be adopted and integrated into architecture – or is architectural pictoriality something very specific?

Friday, 02.12.2016

10.00 Official welcome, Dr. Andreas Beitin

10.15 Introduction to the topic of the conference, Lutz Robbers, Ph.D.

Sektion 1: Kontexte, Bildkulturen, Bildtechniken

10.30 Dr. Sabine Kriebel (Inst. für Kunstgeschichte an der UC Cork)
„Ein ruhiger Gesamteindruck“: Montage’s Affective Modalities and Mies

11.15 Prof. Dr. Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine)
From Abstract Film to the Architectural Promenade

12.00 Discussion

12.30 Lunch

Sektion 2: Blick, Sichtbarkeit, Bildlichkeit / Image, Vision, Visuality

14.00 Prof. Dr. Dietrich Neumann (Brown University, Providence)
Mies’ ‚Fotomontagen‘ im Umfeld ihrer Zeit

14.45 Prof. Dr. Wolf Tegethoff (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München)
Im rechten Blickwinkel besehen: Zum Standort des Betrachters in den Raumkonzeptionen Mies van der Rohes

15.30 Coffee break

15.45 Dr. Pablo Gallego Picard (University of A Coruña)
Poetic Translations: A Walk Along Mies van der Rohe ‘s 1921 Friedrichstrasse: Architecture, Photography and Cinema

16.30 Discussion

17.00 Coffee and exhibition visit

Saturday 03.12.2016

Sektion 3: Fallstudien / Case Studies

10.00 Jan Frohburg (University of Limerick)
„…radikal und konservativ in einem“ –Die Concert Hall-Collage von 1942

10.45 Dr. Birgit Hammers (Inst. für Kunstgeschichte der RWTH Aachen)
Die manipulierte Stadt. Mies van der Rohes Entwurfsmontagen im Kontext der 1920er Jahre

11.30 Coffee break

11.45 Andreas Marx / Paul Weber
Die Lokalisierung von Mies’ Projekten zu einem Glashochhaus (1922) und einem Büohaus in Eisenbeton (1923) sowie ihre Implikationen

12.30 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

Sektion 4: Montage, Architektur, Medien

14.00 Prof. Dr. Claire Zimmerman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Mies and Hitchcock, Dismantling the Fascist Image

14.45 Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg)
WYSIWYG? Mies, Montage and Mimesis

15.30 Final panel discussion

Concept: Lutz Robbers, Ph.D. (Jade Hochschule Oldenburg)
The symposium is for scholars, architects and an interested general public.
Language: englisch/deutsch
Costs: Museum admission only!
Registration: Please register with Anna Arnold, email veranstaltungsplanung.lufo@annaarnold.de


Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886-1969): Georg Schaefer Museum Project, Schweinfurt, Germany, Interior perspective with view of site, 1960-1963. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Ink and photo collage on illustration board, 30 x 40″ (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Mies van der Rohe Archive. © 2016. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

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