PD Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München,
Prof. Donata Levi, Udine.
The aim of the workshop is to assemble both qualified researchers and doctoral students to jointly analyze a field that requires transnational (and transdisciplinary) approaches. The Italian art market in the 1930s and 1940s is a topic which has not been thoroughly researched so far. The workshop intends to explore both the internal dynamics of the art market (role of dealers, collectors, experts and art historians) and the relevance of political and economic instances.
Both visual and textual sources play a key role for fundamental or basic research (Grundlagenforschung) of this kind; consequently, many papers will adress the collection and documentation of relevant material in institutional, public and private archives. However, the workshop will also explore approaches and methodological issues pertinent to art and politics.