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The Seminars


For several years, the Hartung-Bergman Foundation dedicates itself to the service of research in art history and humanities, continuing a mission that is part of the natural extension of the sensitivity Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman showed during their lives for these disciplines. In this regard, it annually conducts several seminars that are product or co-product in partnership with major institutions (Sciences Po Paris, the German Centre of History of Art ...) and French or foreign universities. The programming of these seminars is on a proposal from partner institutions and is based on the desire to provide an enhancement of the production of both artists, while opening up a broad spectrum of ideas, both in the selection of topics and participants.

These research seminars are the crucible of free speech, providing researchers with a complementary to the academic space. The subjects shall be ambitious, and their methods of treatment shall be bold. Far from cliquishness or academic formalism, these workshops help to enrich and renew the views on the work of Hartung and Bergman and, by extension, on their artistic, social or political context of creation. They also give the experts of the Foundation the opportunity to present to researchers around the world its unique heritage and its pioneer critical apparatus - including databases - thereby contributing to the promotion of a unique institutional model. The pluridisciplinar approach of these seminars provides scientific dynamism and positions itself as a laboratory of ideas, a meeting place dedicated to mutual enrichment between contemporary thinkers, promoting the building of bridges between researchers, disciplines and institutions.

Some seminars, product co-product by the Foundation:

- "Bricolage et Modernité", 2017, with the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

- "The Artist in the Library", 2017, with the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. 

- "The Things", 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, with Sciences Po, Paris.

- "Art in France, at the crossroads of cultures", 2016, with the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.

- "Language in the arts II: Art and Writing in the Arab Countries, Iran and North Africa", 2016, with the Written Art Foundation of Wiesbaden (Germany).

- "Histories of abstraction: Hans Hartung", workshop for emerging scholars, 2016, with the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art of Paris, the Archives de la critique d’art of Rennes, and the University of Leipzig. 

- "The Middle Ages and their image," 2015, with the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.

- "The Arts in Paris after the Liberation," 2014, with the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.

- "Paysages / Dépaysages" 2014, with the University of Montpellier III.

- "The language in the arts / Present and Future", 2014, with the Written Art Foundation in Wiesbaden (Germany).

- "ArtS and Societies: Wars and Peaces," 2014, with Sciences Po, Paris.

- "Arts and Feminisms: The Making of the body," 2013.

- "When the images meet new media", 2013, with the National Institute of History of Art (Paris) and the Clark Institute (Williamstown, USA).

- "The Age of Art," 2013.

For more information, find articles about seminars in the "News" section.