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R.B. Kitaj:
Artist from a Fragmented World

Symposium
 
25 + 26 October 2012


Program accompanying the special exhibition "R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) Obsessions"

Painting of R.B. Kitaj

The Rise of Fascism, 1979-1980
© R.B. Kitaj Estate. Tate, London 2012

From the 1960s, R.B. Kitaj with his figurative style attracted the attention and appreciation of the London and the international art scene.

The first part of the symposium entitled "R.B. Kitaj and the Heroes of the Modernism" will explore his innovative artistic contribution as a draftsman, painter, and interpreter of his art.

The second part entitled "Diasporic Art - At Eye Level with Freud and Kafka" considers identity in the modern age, which became a major theme of Kitaj's life and work. In his analysis of his own "Jewishness," he derived the idea and concept of a "Jewish" art from the experience of Diasporic existence.

Thursday 25 October 2012

3 pm: Words of Welcome
Cilly Kugelmann, Jewish Museum Berlin and Robert Kudielka, Academy of the Arts, Berlin
     
3 – 5.45 pm: The Artist               
Robert Kudielka: "Going to Bed with History" – Some observations on R.B. Kitaj’s painting from his early London years

Eckhart Gillen: R.B. Kitaj’s Studio as a "Museum of Obsessions" – A search for identity with heightened senses in the fields of art history, psychoanalysis and Messianism

Michael S. Cullen:  Questions of a Reading Painter

Moderator: Michael Diers

6.15 – 7 pm: Guided Tour / Film about R. B. Kitaj
 
Tour led by the curator Eckhart Gillen through the exhibition "R. B. Kitaj (1932 – 2007) Obsessions" or: "Kitaj…In the Picture," Documentary by Jake Auerbach, UK 1994, original English version, 40 min.)

7.30 pm: Lecture
David N. Myers: Kitaj – Commentary on an Eccentric Jewish Life

 
Friday 26 October 2012

10 am – midday: The Tate War
Antony Lerman: British Society and the Tate War

Anne Vira Figenschou: Dialogue of Revenge. The Sandra-Series

Moderation: Cilly Kugelmann

1 – 1.45 pm: Guided Tour / Film about R.B. Kitaj
   
Tour led by the curator Eckhart Gillen through the exhibition "R. B. Kitaj (1932 – 2007) Obsessions" or: "Kitaj…In the Picture," Documentary by Jake Auerbach, UK 1994, Original English version, 40 min.)

2 – 4 pm: Diaspora
Isolde Charim: Diasporic Society

Yael Bartana: And Europe will be Stunned?

Moderator: Inka Bertz

When

25 + 26 October 2012, 25 October, 3pm-8.30pm, 26 October, 10am-4pm

Where

Old Building, second level, Great Hall

Admission

free

Registration

Online registration (in German) is available for the symposium

Contact

Julia Jürgens
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 353
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330
j.juergens[at]jmberlin.de

A cooperation with the Berlin Academy of the Arts and the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Registration:
Online registration (in German) is available for the symposium.

Sponsors:
The "Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin e.V.", Dr. Friedrich Christian Flick, and the Embassy of the United States of America.

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