Exhibitions and Canonization

Oct 24, 2012 - Oct 25, 2012
Stockholm University, Stockholm

Propagandaavdelingen2-590x391Under the heading Exhibitions and the Canon of Modern Architecture, Wallis Miller and Mari Lending will co-chair two panels onat the annual NORDIK art history conference in Stockholm. “Part I: Exhibitions that Shaped Modern Architecture” and “Part II: Modern architecture After the Fact” will investigate the productive role of architectural exhibitions, as well as questions of reception history and historiography. Considering the emerging research focusing on architecture exhibitions, both panels will present and discuss the influence that exhibitions and their proliferation have exerted on dominant conceptions of Modern Architecture and processes of canonization since the late 19th century.


Part I: Exhibitions that Shaped Modern Architecture

Thursday, 25 October 16:00-17:30.

Beate Störtkuhl, Lecturer, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany: Exhibitions and the Establishment of Modern Architecture in Central Europe: Czechoslovakia – Poland – Eastern Germany

Andreas Nierhaus, Art historian and museum curator, Wien Museum, Austria & Sabrina Rahman, Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK: Modern Architecture in the Making: Josef Frank, Otto Neurath and the Vienna International Housing Exposition 1932

Erin Leary, PhD Cand., University of Rochester, Rochester, USA: A New Vision toward a New Architecture: MoMA, Moholy-Nagy and the Medium of Modern Architectural Transformation

Ruth Genevieve S. Hendricks, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA: Toward a Synthesis: Le Corbusier’s New World of Space

Part II: Modern architecture after the fact

Friday, 26 October 16:00-17:30

Susanna Pettersson, Director, Alvar Aalto Foundation/Alvar Aalto Museum, Helsinki, Finland: Challenging the Canon: Alvar Aalto in the context of exhibitions

Jasper Cepl, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany: The Making of the “Gläserne Kette”

Tina Di Carlo, PhD fellow, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway: Revisiting Deconstructivist Architecture

Jeffrey Moser, Assistant Professor, Center for Art and Archaeology, Zhejiang University, China:

Making Modernism in Contemporary China: Exhibiting architecture at Zhejiang University


The paper abstracts can be found under the following links:





Originally posted Oct 24, 2012. Latest revision May 4, 2021.

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