Symposium on the occasion of the exhibitions »Paul Klee. Construction of Mystery« (01.03.-10.06.2018) and »Paul Klee. Landscapes« (25.02.-10.06.2018)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich / Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See
19-20 April 2018

Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most highly regarded and productive artists of the 20th century. The Bavarian State Painting Collections and the Franz Marc Museum are each dedicating a special exhibition to Klee thereby uniting 200 important works from major European, American and Japanese collections in Munich and Kochel am See. While Munich focuses on Paul Klee’s time at the Bauhaus and the conflicts the artist is facing when Constructivism and Functionalism are gaining momentum, Kochel draws the attention to Klee’s landscapes and the imaginary journeys embedded in his pictures. To foster dialogue between the two exhibitions, the Bavarian State Painting Collections and the Franz Marc Museum have invited experts, curators and art dealers for a two-day symposium to discuss Klee’s relevance for the 20th and 21st centuries.

The event is sponsored by Stiftung Ahlers pro Arte.

Programme:

THURSDAY, 19 APRIL 2018
Venue: PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE, MUNICH, ERNST VON SIEMENS-AUDITORIUM
Admission free of charge. If not stated otherwise, speeches are given in German.

2:30 pm | Welcome 
Oliver Kase, Head of Modern Art, Pinakothek der Moderne
Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Director, Franz Marc Museum

3:00 pm | Antinomien der Sachlichkeit. Paul Klee und das Bauhaus
Regine Prange
Professor for Art History, Goethe University, Frankfurt (Main)

3:45 pm | Paul Klee und der performative Blick
Christoph Wagner
Professor for Art History, University of Regensburg

4:30 pm | Coffee break

5:00 pm | Gleitende Übergänge – Klees Räume in der »Liquid Modernity«
Christoph Asendorf
Professor for Art and Art Theory, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

5:45 pm | Coffee Break

6:00-7:30 pm | Panel »The International Reception of Paul Klee’s oeuvre« 
(Language of Presentation: English)

6:00 pm | Klee in France
Angela Lampe
Curator, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris

6:10 pm | Klee in Great Britain 
Matthew Gale
Curator, Tate Modern, London

6:20 pm | Klee in America
Fabienne Eggelhöfer
Chief Curator and Head of Collection, Exhibition and Research, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

6:30 pm | Klee in Japan. Basho, Hokusai and Klee
Makoto Shindo
Chairman, Paul Klee Society Japan, Kamakura

6:40 pm | Paul Klee and India. The Nature of Global Transcultural Exchange: A 21st Century Revision
Partha Mitter
Writer and Emeritus Professor in Art History, University of Sussex

6:50 pm | Roundtable
Hosts: Oliver Kase, Head of Modern Art, and Nadine Engel, Research Associate, Pinakothek der Moderne

7:30 pm | Close

FRIDAY, 20 APRIL 2018
Venue: FRANZ MARC MUSEUM, KOCHEL AM SEE
Admission with entrance ticket free of charge. Number of attendees limited, please RSVP by 12 April to info@franz-marc-museum.de

12:00 am | Welcome
Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Director, Franz Marc Museum
Oliver Kase, Head of Modern Art, Pinakothek der Moderne

12:15 am | Paul Klees imaginäre Reisen
Michael Baumgartner
Former Chief Curator and Head of Collection, Exhibition and Research, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

1:00 pm | Lunch Break

2:30 pm | The Visible and the Legible (Language of Presentation: English)
Annie Bourneuf
Assistant Professor for Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3:15 pm | Landschaften
Jan Söffner
Professor for Cultural Theory and Analysis, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen

4:00 pm | Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 pm | Panel »Paul Klee und der Kunsthandel«
Angela Rosengart, Galerie Rosengart and Museum Sammlung Rosengart, Luzern
Silke Thomas, Galerie Thomas, Munich
Wolfgang Wittrock, Wolfgang Wittrock Kunsthandel, Berlin

Host: Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Director, Franz Marc Museum

6:00 pm | Coffee Break

6:30 pm | Performance »Musée imaginaire – Im Augenblick des Bildes«
Stefan Hunstein
Actor and Artist, Munich

7:30 pm | Close

Information on the extensive programme of accompanying events can be found at: www.pinakothek.de/klee and www.franz-marc-museum.de