Professor Holz to present in Munich at the Center for Advanced Studies; and at the German Historical Institute in Moscow

Keith Holz Associate Professor Art History

Keith Holz Associate Professor Art History

Keith Holz has had his paper “Recasting exiled artists groups as transnational diasporic communities,” accepted in the conference “Networks of Exile - Artistic Interconnection, Interdisciplinary Exchange and Patronage after 1933.” This international conference is organized by the Institute for Art History of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, and will be held in Munich at the Center for Advanced Studies from November 12 – 14, 2010. The hosting organization plans to publish the proceedings.

Professor Holz has also received an invitation for the Deutsche Forum für Kunstgeschichte (German Forum for the History of Art, Paris) to present new research in February 2011 at a colloquium to be held at the German Historical Institute—Moscow (Russian Federation). The colloquium is titled Künste im Exil 1933-45 Moskauer Archive und die Pariser Wirklichkeit (Quellenmaterial - Methodendiskussion - Fallstudien der Provenienzforschung) [Arts in Exile 1933-45 Moscow Archives and Parisian Reality (Source Material – Discussion of Methods – Case Studies from Provenance Research)]. Holz’s paper will present research results from his May-June 2010 research trip to the Russian State Military Archives „Sonderarchiv“ and his reading of the papers of the German-Jewish art critic Paul Westheim, and Westheim’s involvement planning major anti-Nazi art exhibitions in London and Paris in 1938. This ground-breaking gathering at the site of these only recently accessible archival materials brings together art historians, museum curators, historians, and provenance researchers from Russia, Germany, France, and the U.S. The conference is generously funded by the Zeit-Foundation and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.

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