Fantastic Art Revisited: Exhibiting Old Masters & Contemporary Art is a symposium presented by Nicholas Hall and Yuan Fang in conjunction with the exhibition at David Zwirner, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art. 

Session I - “Fantastic Art” Across the Centuries

12:30 
Doors open for registration

1:00
Welcome
Nicholas Hall and Yuan Fang

Introduction
TBD

1:15
“Bosch and his Fantastic Past”
Till-Holger Borchert
Director, Musea Brugge, Bruges

1:45 
Seicento Witches: Between Magic and Melancholy”
Hannah Segrave
Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow in European Painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2:15 
“Monstrous Bodies, Monstrous Fruit: Bosch, Bruegel and Galileo in the Genealogy of Surrealism”  
David Freedberg
Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

     Coffee break

 

Session II. Old and New in Dialogue

Introduction
Olivier Berggruen
Independent curator and art historian

3:00 
“Surrealism and the Old Masters: Counterweights or Amplifiers?The Wadsworth Atheneum as a Laboratory of the Arts”
Oliver Tostmann
Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art, Wadsworth Atheneum

3:30 
“Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism: ‘A Serious Affair’”
Anne Umland
The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting & Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art

4:00
“Like with Like: Life, Art and Time at Met Breuer”
Luke Syson
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

     Intermission                                                     

4:40
Roundtable
Discussion moderated by Olivier Berggruen, with selected earlier participants and J. Patrice Marandel, independent art historian and curator

5:10 
Closing Remarks
Richard Rand
Associate Director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum

5:15
Chance to view the exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, 537W 20thStreet 

 

 

Fantastic Art Revisited: Exhibiting Old Masters & Contemporary Art 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Kitchen
512 W 19th Street New York

 

Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism
December 9, 1936–January 17, 1937
The Museum of Modern Art

 

Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art
September 12, 2018–October 27, 2018
David Zwirner
537W 20th Street New York

 

 

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