Gurlitt: Status Report. From press sensation to exhibition
Dr. Agnieszka Lulińska (Art Historian, Curator and Author)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The lecture is dedicated to the complex development of the exhibition Gurlitt: Status Report. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences (which opens on November 2nd 2017 at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn). Starting with a discussion of the media event of 2013 and latest questions of provenance in relation to “Gurlitt’s art trove”, the presentation closes with insights into the concept of the upcoming exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bern and Kunsthalle in Bonn. In short, point of departure of this lecture is the art historian and art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt (1895-1956) himself, who was director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf between 1948 and 1956.
Dr. Agnieszka Lulińska, art historian, curator and author of numerous publications on art of the 19th and 20th century. Born in Warsaw. 1985 dissertation in art history, literary studies and sociology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität in Bonn. 1985-1992 scientific assistant at the Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp Foundation in Rolandseck. As curator of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn she initiated numerous exhibitions amongst others, Europe, Europe. The century of the Avantgarde of Central and Eastern Europe, 1994; Russia's Soul. Masterpieces of the 19th Century from the Tretyakov Gallery, 2008; Vibración. Modern Art from Latin America, 2011; Max Liebermann Pioneer of Modern Art, 2011; Cleopatra. The Eternal Diva, 2013, Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-garde, 2014; Parkomania The Landscaped Gardens of Prince Pückler_,2016; _Gurlitt: Status Report. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences, 2017.
The event accompanies the exhibition Asymmetrische Architexturen. Lektüren zur Nachkriegsgeschichte des Kunstvereins, on view at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf through October 8, 2017.