III. International Forum

Sculpture of post-war modernism
Berlin, Germany
Bernhard Heiliger Foundation
18 - 19 November 2005

Curator: Dr. Birgit Möckel

Sculpture after 1945!
130 participations from 3 nations.

The participants of the II International Sculpture Symposium in Berlin gave various lectures on post-war sculpture from different perspectives. Art enthusiasts as well as scientists were among the participants. This interesting mixture provided a lot of material for discussion and discussion. Up to the present day, some examples have been enough to bring to the participants' attention the complexity of the concept of sculpture in post-war modernism between tradition and renewal.


  • Dieter Brunner(D) Exhibition Director, Municipal Museums Heilbronn, Museum of Art and Sculpture
    Topic: "The bust after the bust. Rediscovering a traditional theme"
  • Dr. Fritz Jacobi (D) Curator, New National Gallery, Berlin
    Topic: "The Torso in German Sculpture between 1945 and 1970"
  • Prof. Dr. Christa Lichtenstern (D) University of Saarland, SaarbrĂĽcken
    Topic: "Body power and demoniac. Henry Moore in dialogue with Picasso"
  • Dr. Birgit Möckel (D) Art Historian
  • Dr. Birk Ohnesorge (D) Art Historian, Berlin
    Topic: "Tendencies of German Sculpture after 1945"
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ullrich (D) Museum Director, Head of the Visual Arts Department at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
    Topic: "Ernst Hermanns in the context of German art of the 50s ? from the informal. Sculpture on space-plastic concepts".
  • Dr. des. Marc Wellmann (D) Curator, Bernhard Heiliger Foundation, Berlin
    Topic: "Flame and Cosmos. Bernhard Heiliger's Sculptures in the Political Conflict of the Postwar Period"
  • Dr. Veronika Wiegartz (D) Custodian, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus
    Topic: "A beautiful ornament can be wonderful? On the idea of ornamentation in post-war figurative sculpture



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