A scientific conference open to the public
The seminar aims to examine the opportunities women artists had to study and work in their home countries, but also their opportunities to travel abroad. Thus, it highlights especially the connections and networks these artists had or built with Germany. The principal German cities in this respect are Düsseldorf, Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Karlsruhe and Weimar.
Besides the gender, the aspect of centre and periphery in different fields of art and culture is also essential here. In the nineteenth century, Germany constituted a centre whereas the Nordic and the Baltic countries, as well as Poland and Romania, were regarded as peripheries in the field of arts, culture and science. Here the concept of periphery is understood as a geographical spatial element that is outside the centre. It is noteworthy though that there were centres and peripheries within each country, and the juxtaposition also concerned their mutual relationships.
The approach of this project is mainly art historical but also cultural-historical, and the topic is examined from the perspectives of education, networks, travel, and transnationalism.
The conference is held in English and it is open to the public with a museum ticket.
1: Thursday 28 September 2023
10.15 – 10.30 Opening and welcoming words by Marja Sakari, Director, Ateneum Art Museum
Moderator: Natalie Gutgesell
10.30 – 11.00 Anne-Maria Pennonen: Düsseldorf as an international hub for Finnish women artists
11.00 – 11.30 Kathrin DuBois and Nina Köppert: Missing in history. Women artists in Düsseldorf 1819-1919
11.30 – 12.00 Marcell Perse: Women Artists and the Düsseldorf school of landscape painting:
From Schirmer to Dücker
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
Moderator: Kathrin DuBois
13.30 – 14.00 Andreas Dehmer: Pioneering, polarizing, poeticising: Life and travels of the Swedish landscape painter Evelina Stading
14.00 – 14.30 Hanne Selkokari: Eva Ingman and Dresden
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
Moderator: Hanna-Leena Paloposki
15.00 – 15.30 Sine Krogh: Paving the way? Reflections on artist identity, nationality and gender in the case of Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
15.30 – 16.00 Liisa Lindgren: Aline Forsman, “A Forgotten Sculptress”
Moderator: Liisa Lindgren
16.15 – 17.15 Keynote Yvette Deseyve: Pioneering Women Artists – an Omission of Art History?
2: Friday 29 September 2023
Moderator: Hanne Selkokari
10.15 – 10.45 Agnieszka Bagínska: ‘A great historical act is missing here […]’. Magdalena Andrzejkowicz
between the Munich and the Polish school of history painting
10.45 – 11.15 Oana Maria Ciontu: Education and networking: travelling Romanian and Transylvanian Saxon women artists of the nineteenth century
11.15 – 11.45 Natalie Gutgesell: Dora Hitz: The first Romanian court painter and her female networks
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch break
Moderator: Anne-Maria Pennonen
13.00 – 13.30 Baiba Vanaga: Baltic Women Artists in German Artists’ Colonies in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
13.30 – 14.00 Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe: Spaces of possibilities: Swedish women artists in Germany in the early twentieth century
14.00 – 14.30 Hanna-Leena Paloposki: Possibilities and Challenges in Tracing Women Artists and Their Networks from the Letter Metadata in the Constellations of Correspondence Project
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 16.00Final discussion and next steps of the research project
Closing of the seminar
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