Tagged: art history

The Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin and Its Quest for Socio-Political Relevance: The Example of the TAMAM Project

By Roman Singendonk (Curator, Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin, Germany). The role that museums play in society has been constantly changing over the past decades, and now, more than ever, they are expected to serve society’s prosperity.

متحف الفنّ الإسلامي في برلين وسعيه وراء صلة اجتماعية سياسية: مشروع “تمام” نموذجًا

رومان زِنغِندونك (قَيِّم، متحف الفنّ الإسلامي، برلين، ألمانيا). كان الدور الذي تؤدّيه المتاحف في المجتمع قيد تغيّر متواصل طوال العقود الماضية. ومن المتوقع الآن، أكثر من أيّ وقت مضى، أن تساهم المتاحف في ازدهار المجتمع.

Jesuit Legacy in Beijing: Sacred Buildings and Transcultural Spaces

By Lianming Wang. Following the “global turn” in the 1990s, and particularly stimulated by Gauvin Alexander Bailey’s path-breaking Art on the Jesuit Missions in Asia and Latin America, 1542–1773, the study of Jesuit art and architecture has grown into a remarkably dynamic field that provides marvellous insights for reading art history through a cross-cultural and transregional lens.

The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany

By Banu Karaca. The National Frame emerged out of my long-term interest in art, aesthetics and politics. I have always been fascinated by the dominant notion that art is inherently good, by the many values that are accorded to art – be it that art furthers individual agency and critical faculties, the emancipatory potential of art, or its civilizing impact – and the realities that shape the daily workings of the art world.

On Twisted Logics and the Pandemic

By Maria José de Abreu. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the fore the powers of numbers. As a vast stream of graphics, numbers and curves in yielding the global spreading of the virus makes apparent, numbers appear to count for how we are breathing in the world.

Postmodern Architecture and Political Change – Poland and Beyond

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the conference “Postmodern Architecture and Political Change – Poland and Beyond” which will take place on September 12-14, 2019 at the German Historical Institute Warsaw. We talked with two of the conveners, Annika Wienert and Florian Urban, about the upcoming conference.

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