Fondation Hartung-Bergman


International Symposium Hans Hartung, 2017, January12-13, Paris

International Symposium
" Different reality, but reality still ", Hans Hartung and Abstraction
12th -13th January 2017
Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (DFK) [The German Center for Art History] 
Hôtel Lully, 45 Rue des Petits Champs 75001 Paris


2017 will open with a unique event in the universe of the art history of the XXth century: on January 12th and 13th, the German Center for Art History in Paris welcomes an international symposium on Hans Hartung. This unprecedented academic event around the Franco German artist known for lyrical abstraction brings together several of his major specialists as well as some emerging personalities in Art History. Twenty contributors will be present to explore new approaches to four themes: "Images and Receptions", "Hartung in a Historical Perspective", "Actors, Networks and Market", "Exposing Abstraction". Hartung and Poetry, Hartung and the modernist cinema, Hartung and the GDR, Hartung and the galleries representing him… All these themes, artistic, historical, economic, media or historiographical discussions – are crucial to understand his work and grasp it fully.

The Hartung-Bergman Foundation is a partner of the event – in collaboration with the University of Leipzig and the University of Rennes 2 – and is pleased to share its Antibes based archive data with the researchers. Furthermore, the presentation of some of the Institution’s audio visual archives will close the first day of the symposium.

International Symposium
" Different Reality, but Reality still ", Hans Hartung and Abstraction
12th -13th January 2017
Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (DFK) [The German Center for Art History] 
Hôtel Lully 45 Rue des Petits Champs 75001 Paris

Scientific Committee: Thomas Kirchner (The German Center for Art History), Antje Kramer-Mallordy (University of Rennes 2), Martin Schieder (University of Leipzig)
Coordination: Déborah Laks (German Center for Art History)

Thursday 12th January 2017

Greetings and Introduction
Thomas Kirchner, Martin Schieder, Antje Kramer-Mallordy

Session 1 - Images and Receptions
Moderator - Thomas Kirchner (DFK Paris)

Hans Hartung and the Poets. Networks and Intermediality
Déborah Laks (DFK Paris)

News about Hartung in 1970s Contemporary Art Press
Julie Sissia (Center for History at Sciences Politiques, Paris)

11:20 - Break

Hans Hartung und die Spaghetti von Lustucru (Hans Hartung and the Lustucru Spaghetti). Zur Karikatur der Abstraktion um 1960 (About the Caricature on 1960s Abstraction)
Martin Schieder (University of Leipzig)

Towards Another Abstraction - Hans Hartung and the modernist cinema
Pauline Mari (Paris-Sorbonne - André Chastel Center)

13:00 - Lunch

Session 2 - Hartung in a Historical Perspective
Moderator - Laurence Bertrand Dorléac (Sciences Po Paris)

Hans Hartung, Learnings From War
Alexis Néviaski ( Heritage Curator - Ministry of Defence)

Hans Hartung, "Leader of the Forces of the Universe" according to Madeleine Rousseau
Lucia Piccioni (French Academy in Rome - Villa Medicis)

15:50 - Pause

Europäische Weitsicht oder städtischer Kleingeist? (European Clairvoyance or Small-town Narrow-mindedness ?) Kontroversen um den ersten Rubenspreisträger Hans Hartung (Controversies about the first Ruben Price Winner Hans Hartung)
Christian Spies (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)

"Mit sozialistischem Gruß": (With Socialist Greetings) Hartung and the GDR
Antje Kramer-Mallordy (University of Rennes 2)

17:30 - End of the Session

The Audiovisual Archives on Hartung. Film projections
Introduction: Thomas Schlesser (Hartung-Bergman Foundation, Polytechnic School)

Friday 13th January 2017

Session 3 - Actors, Networks, Markets
Moderator - Eric De Chassey (National Institute for Art History, Paris)

The Most Difficult Proximity to Accept: Soulages and Hartung, c.1948
Natalie Adamson (University of Saint Andrews)

Der Künstler als Seismograph. (The Artist as a Seismograph) Hans Hartung and Werner Haftmann
Sabine Fastert (University of Ludwig-Maximilian, Munich)

11:20 - Pause

Fortune and Misfortune: Hartung and his Art Dealer, 1962
SOPHIE Cras (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Hans Hartung and the Galleries representing him To Promote, Expose and Sell a Pluralistic Artwork
Julie Verlaine (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

13:00 - Lunch

Session 4 - Expose Abstraction
Moderator - Fabrice Hergott (The City of Paris Museum of Modern Art)

Hartung, From workshop to artwork
Pierre Wat (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Hartung: What to deduce from the installation of his exhibitions
Jean-Marc Poinsot (University of Rennes 2, The art critic’s archives)

15:50 - Pause

To Expose Yourself to the Artworks
Xavier Douroux (Consortium, Dijon)

17:30 - Final discussion and closing of the Symposium