Press release, Sep 23, 2020

Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne – The Original, Conference

Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne | The New Alphabet

Sep 25 & 26, 2020

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne – The Original
Conference at HKW
Sep 25 & 26, 2020
Sold out, remaining tickets may be available at the box office

Aby Warburg’s research approach was interdisciplinary, collaborative and international. What concepts came about due to his open assessments of artists such as Domenico Ghirlandaio and Albrecht Dürer? What significance did thinkers and researchers like Ernst Cassirer and Gertrud Bing have for the “workshop” in which the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne took shape? Scientists and curators discuss the concepts that were developed there and how they continue to influence contemporary art history and visual studies.

Friday, Sep 25, 2020
With Linda Báez-Rubí, Emilie Carréon, Philippe Despoix, Axel Heil, Roberto Ohrt, Giovanna Targia, Martin Treml, Tullio Viola.

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020
With Burcu Doğramacı, Steffen Haug, Eckart Marchand, Johannes von Müller, Elizabeth Sears, Bill Sherman, Matthew Vollgraff, Claudia Wedepohl.

The detailed program and schedule can be found here: Conference: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne.
In English unless otherwise specified.

The conference will take place in the HKW, there will be no livestream. The conference will be recorded and made available in HKW’s Mediathek.

Tickets for the conference are already sold out. Accreditation via for journalists reporting on the conference.

Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne - The Original, part of The New Alphabet (2019-2021) is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.

Press contact:
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Anne Maier
Spokeswoman for the Press/Head of Press Contemporary Art
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
phone +49 30 39787-153/196