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In this talk, Prof. Charlotte Klonk will consider German visual history and theory and ask if the debate provides a distinct set of questions that distinguishes it from other methods in art history. Using the reception of J.M.W. Turner’s work in the 1970's as a foil, she will ponder the possibility of a new approach that departs from dominant interpretations of the second half of the twentieth century, such as iconology and social art history.

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Date 23 May 2019
Time 16:00 - 17:30

This lecture is organised and supported by the Art History Department of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, as well as by the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), in order to support methodological discussion within its community.

Prof. Charlotte Klonk is Professor of Art and New media at Humboldt University, Berlin. She will contribute to a conference on colour in exhibition spaces at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the following day. 

The lecture at the UvA is free, can be attended without registering, and will be followed by drinks.

Location of the lecture: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam.

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