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German Art, Lectures by Mariano Akerman

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German Art: Its Peculiarities and Transformations
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad
May 12th, 2010
180 minutes
75 guests
Artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Johann Heinrich Keller, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Eduard Biermann, Max Liebermann, Max Laueger, Ephraim Moses Lilien, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Meret Oppenheim, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Otto Freundlich, Georg Kolbe, Max Beckmann, Karl Schwesig, John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld), Käthe Kollwitz, Andreas Paul Weber, Hans Hartung, Anselm Kiefer.


The Artist, Modernity and German Society: Between Criticism and Approval
National College of Arts, Rawalpindi
May 21st, 2010
90 minutes
45 students
Artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Christoph Jamnitzer, Friedrich Unteutsch, Johann Heinrich Keller, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Eduard Biermann, Max Liebermann, Max Laueger, Thomas Theodor Heine, Lovis Corith, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Hans Arp, Meret Oppenheim, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.


The German Contribution to the Modern Visual Arts, 1500-1933
Quaid-e-Azam University, Islambad
May 26th, 2010
90 minutes
45 students
Artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Johann Heinrich Keller, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Eduard Biermann, Max Liebermann, Max Laueger, Ephraim Moses Lilien, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Meret Oppenheim, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.


Reality and Imagination in the Visual Arts of Germany
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
May 28th, 2010
90 minutes
70 students
Artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Friedrich Unteutsch, Gottlieb Lebercht Crusius, Caspar David Friedrich, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Franz Marc, Otto Dix, Meret Oppenheim, Paul Klee, John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld), Andreas Paul Weber, Hans Hartung, Anselm Kiefer.


Art History: The German Case
Islamabad College for Girls
June 3rd, 2010
115 minutes
50 students
Artworks by Ottonian School, Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Eduard Biermann, Max Liebermann, Max Laueger, Ephraim Moses Lilien, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Franz Marc, Otto Dix, Kurt Schwitters, Meret Oppenheim, Bauhaus School, Georg Kolbe, Karl Schwesig, Käthe Kollwitz, John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld), Max Beckmann, Andreas Paul Weber, Hans Hartung, Anselm Kiefer.

References
1. Islamabad, The German Embassy, German Art. Its Peculiarities and Transformations, first lecture brochure, May 2010.
2. Ishrat Hayatt, "Lectures Series on German Art," International The News, Pakistan, 14 May 2010, City News, p. 20.
3. Islamabad, The German Embassy, German Art. Its Peculiarities and Transformations, four lectures brochure, May 2010.
4. "Pak-German Visual Arts Discussed," Daily Times, Pakistan, 27 May 2010
5. Andreas Dauth, "Deutsche Kunst ihre Wandlungen und ihre Besonderheiten. Eine Vorlesungsreihe von Mariano Akerman," Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Islamabad, Mai 2010; "German Art, Its Peculiarities and Transformations - A Series of Lectures by Mariano Akerman," The German Embassy, Islamabad, 28 May 2010, Education.
6. Islamabad, Islamabad College for Girls, Art History: The German Case, A Lecture by Mariano Akerman, fifth lecture brochure, June 2010.


Brochure - German Embassy, Islamabad, May 12, 2010 - PDF


p. 1r - Islamabad, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, German Art: Its Peculiarities and Transformations, A Lecture by Mariano Akerman, May 12, 2010


p. 1v - Mariano Akerman, Painter and Art Historian • Maler und Kunsthistoriker


p. 2r - German Art, Its Peculiarities and Transformations, abstract


p. 2v - Citations and German Technical Terms, with English translation.

German Art - Its Peculiarities and Transformations. A series of lectures by Mariano Akerman
The contribution of German artists and their colleagues working in Germany encompasses the development of the print as an artistic means in its own right (Albrecht Dürer), outstanding formulations concerning the Grotesque (aesthetical category), the subjective approach of Romanticism, fusing the visible with the spiritual (Caspar David Friedrich), incursions in Impressionism (Max Liebermann) and Jugendstil (Max Laeuger and Ephraim Moses Lilien), the conjunction of Primitivism and the Soul (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff), the simplification of the image leading to abstraction in 20th century art (Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky), sharp criticism of the bourgeoisie and the aftermath of WWI (Otto Dix and Georg Grosz), the exploration of the absurd and the apparently irrational nature of dreams (Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Meret Oppenheim), and a logical amalgamation of the arts and crafts to supply normative archetypes to the industry as developed in the Bauhaus (Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe).
Problematic is the effect of totalitarianism on German Art, while luminous are the contributions of a number of German independent artists during WWII (Kollwitz, Heartfield, Weber) and other post-war painters such as and Anselm Kiefer.



Along the conferences, Mariano Akerman explores these and several other aspects of modern art while considering the historical context of a select group of German masterpieces. As a whole, Akerman’s collection of images underlines how diverse and meaningful German Art is.



Mariano Akerman - Artist and Historian
Born in Buenos Aires, Akerman studied at the School of Architecture of Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina), completing his education with a prized graduation project on the limits and space in modern architecture (1987).
Abroad from 1991, he received a full British Council Grant and researched the visual imagery of Francis Bacon (1995) and the architectural projects of Louis I. Kahn (1997). A professional art historian (Suma cum Laude, 1999), he contributes regularly to Knol and the Encyclopédie Larousse since 2009.
In Asia, Akerman developed the educational series of lectures From Van Eyck to Magritte (2005), Arte Argentino (2006), In the Spirit of Linnaeus (2007), Raisons d’être—Art, Freedom and Modernity (2008-10), and German Art (2010; review by Ishrat Hyatt).
Specializing in visual communication, architect and art historian Mariano Akerman is an experienced educator. He gives lectures at renowned institutions such as Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Argentina, the National Museum of the Philippines and the National College of Arts in Lahore. Only in Pakistan, he has given more than twenty lectures ad honorem (Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi, 2008-10).
An artist himself, Akerman exhibits his paintings and collages since 1979 onwards. He has received more than twelve major international prizes.




Andreas Dauth, German Art: Its Peculiarties and Transformations - A Series of Lectures by Mariano Akerman, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad, 2010. - PDF



Lectures and venues
1. "German Art: Its Peculiarities and Transformations"
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad
2. "The Artist, Modernity and German Society: Between Criticism and Approval"
National College of Arts, Rawalpindi
3. "The German Contribution to the Modern Visual Arts, 1500 to 1933"
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
4. "Reality and Imagination in the Visual Arts of Germany"
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
5. "Art History: The German Case"
Islamabad College for Girls, Islamabad

11 comments:

Joan Pohl said...

Super!

N. Berlinerblau said...

Impresionante.

Libertad Vigo said...

Júpiter y Urano deben estar muy bien ubicados en tu carta natal. Claro que el que canaliza esa energía es Mariano, que trabaja un montón y suda la gota gorda. Felicitaciones mi querido, viste que todo llega en la vida, salvo que uno no sabe cuándo ni dónde, pero si se esmera, llega. Y Ud. se esmera y mucho más. Mi corazón está muy feliz por tus logros y acciones. Un beso integral, Liber

Nauman Ahmed said...

Deeply impressive.

T.R., Quaid-e-Azam University said...

In the past I attended lectures on art and understood nothing. Thanks to Mariano Akerman's conference and methodology I've discovered today that all of us can learn something from Art and its History.

Adriana Petzsch said...

Se te ve muy apuesto. Qué bien. Beso!

Débora Siskin said...

Mariano, qué buenas fotos; me alegro por tu trabajo. Besos, Débora

Georgie Neimark said...

De corazón te felicito y que sea tu labor siempre un motivo de placeres y alegrías.

Gab Stegmann said...

Liber dice "viste que todo llega en la vida, salvo que uno no sabe cuándo ni dónde", y yo digo, ¡lástima que no estes más cerca! - También coincido con Adriana en que se te ve muy apuesto ;)

Melissa Mirelman said...

¿Un argentino disertando en inglés acerca de la historia y el arte alemán, con los auspicios de la embajada teutona en Islamabad y en cinco universidades pakistaníes? ¡Maravilloso!

Yuka Nakasone said...

Es fantástico. Comprendo muy bien de que amas el país donde vives y su gente. A seguir con tus trabajos maravillosos por la humanidad. Y sobre todo, sigue inspirando la gente.