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Symposium: Kelim & Modernity - An Encounter at Lentos

3 to 5 March 2006

The Austrian Association for the Promotion of Textile Art Research and the Lentos present a three-day symposium, which compares the aesthetics of antique Anatolian Kelims with modern art for the first time. The archaic power of ethnological textiles has inspired a number of artists ranging from Matisse and Klee to Sean Scully and Michael Johnson.

The symposium takes place in conjunction with the special exhibition Nomads in the Art Salon. Encounters with Modernism, in which early Anatolian Kelims from the Austrian Prammer Collection are presented together with modern art from the Lentos Art Museum Collection.

Both the Kelim and modern art hold subtle fields of tension, moving between tradition and innovation, design and symbol, graphics and surface, drawing and color. The symposium seeks to bring the apparently so different worlds of "Kelim" and "modern art" closer together and to make these fields of tension visible.

Conference language: German

Univ. Doz. Dr. Dieter Bogner (Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Vienna)
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Enderlein (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)
Mag. Simone Jansen (Museum für Völkerkunde, Dresden)
Prof. Dr. Rémi Labrusse (Université de Picardie, Amiens)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Meyer (Soziologe, Autor, Aachen)
O. Univ. Prof. Margaretha Persson (Kunstuniversität Linz)
Dr. Axel Steinmann (Völkerkundemuseum, Wien)
Dr. Ignazio Vok (Architekt, Sammler, Padua)
Dr. Viola Weigel (Kunsthistorikerin, Dozentin und Kuratorin, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 1997–2005)

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