1925-1950: Nordic Avant-Garde in its European Context


- University of Copenhagen,
2nd May 2019

About the conference - with detailed programme

Programme (Short version)

10:00 - 10:15
Welcome and Introduction
Tania Ørum & Laura Luise Schultz

I. Notions of “the Nordic”
10:15 - 10:45
Negotiating Tradition, Modernity and the Avant-Garde at the Stockholm Exhibition 1930
Andrea Kollnitz (Swedish editor, Associate Professor of Art History, Stockholm)

11:00 - 11:30
Scandinavian Women artists and the Académie Moderne in Paris – Abstraction,
Gender and the Nordic
Dorthe Aagesen (Senior Curator SMK)

11:45 - 12:15
From Bauhaus to Our House – Kritisk Revy, Popular Culture,
and the Roots of “Scandinavian Design”
Torben Jelsbak (Associate Professor, KUA)

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

II. European Networks
14:00 - 14:30
Surrealism in Denmark, Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen’s European Network
Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam (Associate Professor of Art History, AU)

14:45 - 15:15
To France with Love – Surrealism, Schadism, Situationism and Jens August Schade
Per Stounbjerg (Danish editor Associate Professor, Director of the Dept. of Arts, AU)

15:30 - 16:00
Cleansing the Domestic Evil – On the Degenerate Art Exhibition in Reykjavik, 1942
Benedikt Hjartarson (Icelandic Editor, Professor, University of Iceland)

16:15 - 16:45 COFFEE

III. From Pre-War to Post-War: Sexual Liberation
16:45 - 17:15
Wilhelm Freddie’s Art and the Sexual Revolution
Rune Gade (Associate Professor, IKK)

Organized by Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (IKK)

Supported by Centre for Modern European Studies