CONF: Riemenschneider In Situ (Rothenburg/Wuerzburg, 21-24 Jun 17)

220px-Tilman_Riemenschneider_Barbara-1Rothenburg and Würzburg, 21. – 24.06.2017

Conference Program

In 1980, Michael Baxandall introduced the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider and his artistic milieu to English-speaking art historians — specialists and non-experts alike — with his book The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany. This publication appeared just a year prior to the first major exhibition of Riemenschneider’s early works in Würzburg’s Mainfränkisches Museum (1981). In the wake of Baxandall’s contribution, several major exhibitions, including those in Washington, Nuremberg, and Würzburg, have been dedicated to the sculptor vis-a-vis his contemporaries in southern Germany. These exhibitions and accompanying volumes have promoted inquiry into Riemenschneider’s commissions, his workshop practice, and the contemporary artistic climate.  But they have also led the sculptor’s works that survive in situ—and thus too large, heavy, or fragile to travel—to receive comparatively less scholarly attention. The Riemenschneider in Situ conferen e aims to redress this gap in art historical scholarship not only by examining the in situ artworks themselves but also the physical and discursive spaces in which they were installed.

altarpice
Wednesday, 21.06.17

17h00, Wildbad, Rokokosaal

Katherine Boivin and Gregory Bryda
Welcome and introduction by conference organizers

Julien Chapuis, Leiter of Berlin’s Bode Museum
Plenary Address

18h30, Speakers’ Dinner

Thursday, 22.06.17

09h00 Wildbad, Rokokosaal

Session I: Place and Placement

Jeffrey Chipps Smith (University of Texas, Austin)
The Historiography of Place in early Riemenschneider Scholarship

Thierry Greub (Universität Köln)
Standort, Judas und Reliquienkreuz: Neue Aspekte zum Hl.-Blut-Altar von
Tilman Riemenschneider in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Katherine Boivin (Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson)
Riemenschneider in Rothenburg: A Topography of the Altarpiece

10h45 Coffee Break

11h00  Wildbad, Rokokosaal

Session II: Social Context

Johannes Tripps (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, Leipzig)
Space, Light, and Liturgical Plays as Sources of Inspiration for
Riemenschneider’s Altarpieces

Mitchell B. Merback (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
From Immanence to Intercession: Modes of Sanctity, Pilgrimage Politics,
and the Creglingen Marienaltar

Gregory Bryda (Universität Hamburg)
Rothenburg’s Tale of Two Species

12h45 Speakers’ Lunch

14h00 Wildbad, Rokokosaal

Session III: Restoration

Michele Marincola (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New
York)
Riemenschneider’s Marienaltar in Herrgottskirche, Creglingen: A Review
of its Restoration History and the Application of a New Examination
Method

Volker Schaible (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart)
Das Marienretabel von Tilman Riemenschneider in der Herrgottskirche in
Creglingen – Ergebnisse einer ersten kunsttechnologischen Untersuchung

Matthias Weniger (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)
The Münnerstadt Altarpiece – Once again on the question of its original
appearance

15h45 Coffee Break

16h00 Wildbad, Rokokosaal

Session IV: Multimedia Environment

Tim Juckes (Universität Wien)
Theand its Multimedia Environment: Metamorphoses of a Furnishing Ensemble in Sacred Space ca. 1460-1510

Reindert L. Falkenburg (New York University, Abu Dhabi)
‘Horror vacui’ – ‘amor vacui’: Riemenschneider’s Creglingen Retable in situ

Assaf Pinkus (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv)
Compilatio and Citatio at the Portal: The Last Judgment in Bern Cathedral

17h45 Moderation of Day One’s Proceedings

Jacqueline Jung (Yale University, New Haven)

Friday, 23.06.17: Excursion Day

09h00 Excursions commence for speakers and invited guests
Westkapelle, Rothenburger Jakobskirche
Franziskanerkirche
Detwang

12h00 Speakers’ Lunch in Creglingen

13h15 Creglingen Herrgottskirche

15h00 Maidbronn, ehem. Klosterkirche St. Afra

17h00 Würzburg Hotel Check-In

Saturday, 24.06.17

10h00 Würzburger Dom and Marienkapelle

12h00  Speakers’ Lunch

13h00 Tagungszentrum Festung Marienberg

Session V: Composition, Style, and Concluding Remarks

Hartmut Krohm (Technische Universität Berlin)
Faltentextur – Faltenrhetorik: Beobachtungen zur Lichtführung als künstlerischem Faktor im Werk Tilman Riemenschneiders und seiner Zeitgenossen

Hanns Hubach (Universität Zürich)
Winand von Steeg (1371-1453): Über Komposition und Farbe (um 1415/20)

Claudia Lichte (Direktorin of Mainfränkisches Museum)

Closing Remarks

14h45 – 17h Riemenschneider Galleries, Mainfränkisches Musum: Open to Attendees

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About thegrailquest

Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner

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