Why Degenerate? From Nordau to Nolde and Beyond: Early Career Workshop

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Why Degenerate? From Nordau to Nolde and Beyond: Early Career Workshop

In the late 1930s, the National Socialist regime would condemn Emil Nolde's (1867-1956) art as ‘degenerate’ and he would become a central figure of their Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition, which started in Munich and travelled to twelve other cities between 1937 and 1941.

The aim of this workshop is to consider the inception, reception, and reverberations of the notion of ‘Entartung’ (Degeneration), whilst challenging and updating existing orthodoxies in the field. Moving beyond the ideas underpinning the ‘Degenerate Art’ reconstruction exhibition at LACMA (1991), and more recently at the Neue Galerie, New York (2014), with their attendant catalogue scholarship focusing chiefly on the events of 1937, this project seeks to produce a fresh survey of the roots and developmental branches of the concept of ‘degeneration’.
Period12 Oct 2018
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Degenerate Art