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Ernst Kris. Art History, Psychoanalysis, and Communication Studies

Lecture by Rudolf Preimesberger as Part of the Lecture Series "Banned Scholarship: Portraits of Jewish Art Historians in Exile" (in German)

In his lecture, art historian Rudolf Preimesberger considers the contributions of Ernst Kris’s life’s work to art history, describing his life as a story of repeated alienation.

With introductory remarks by Alessandro Della Latta.

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

The 1934 study Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist by Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz remains a classic of art history. Born in 1900 in Vienna, Kris was a curator at the Art History Museum, a practicing psychoanalyst, and the publisher of the scholarly journal Imago: Zeitschrift für Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Geisteswissenschaften (Imago: A journal of applied psychoanalysis in the humanities), founded by Sigmund Freud. After emigrating – first to London, then to New York – he conducted a scholarly analysis of Nazi propaganda for the BBC and later established a research program into totalitarian propaganda before turning his focus to the psychoanalytic study of childhood development.

Part of the lecture series Banned Scholarship: Portraits of Jewish Art Historians in Exile in collaboration with the Supporters’ Association of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Jewish Community of Berlin.

Ernst Kris

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All Lectures in the Series Banned Scholarship

24 October 2018, 6 pm
Jewish Community of Berlin, Great Hall

Ulrike Wendland (State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt): Maximale menschliche und wissenschaftliche Verluste – Die Verfolgung und Vertreibung deutschsprachiger Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker

21 November 2018, 6 pm
Jewish Community of Berlin, Great Hall

Horst Bredekamp (Humboldt University Berlin): Erwin Panofksy als Homo Politicus und die Ikonologie als Wappnung

29 November 2018, 6 pm
Jewish Community of Berlin, Great Hall

Stefan Trinks (Humboldt University Berlin): »Bleibe Jude, bleibe Halle«. Adolph Goldschmidt als Erforscher des Alten und Förderer des Modernen

13 December 2018, 6 pm
Jewish Museum Berlin, Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Rudolf Preimesberger (Free University Berlin): Ernst Kris (Vienna 1900 – New York 1957). Art History, Psychoanalysis, Communication Research. The Years before 1938

24 January 2019, 6 pm
Jewish Community Berlin, Great Hall

Andreas Beyer (University of Basel): Aby Warburg Legacy: How was a library exiled?

20 February 2019, 6 pm
Jewish Museum Berlin, Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Karin Hellwig (Central Institute for Art History, Munich): “La seconda Trinità del Warburg”: Fritz Saxl (1890-1948) and Gertrud Bing (1892-1964)
Information about the event on our website

13 March 2019, 6 pm
Jewish Museum Berlin, Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Inka Bertz (Jewish Museum Berlin): Franz Landsberger and Rahel Wischnitzer-Bernstein: Berlin and USA

28 March 2019, 6 pm
Jewish Museum Berlin, Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Chana Schütz (New Synagogue Berlin Foundation – Centrum Judaicum): Moshe Barasch and the Establishment of the Science of Art in Israel
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  • When Thursday 13 December 2018, 6 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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