III. International Forum
Sculpture of post-war modernism
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, Saarbrücken
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