Symposium, Digital

Expressionism Revisited
Kickoff: Welcome

6 pm
Welcome (DE)
Lisa Marei Schmidt (Brücke-Museum)
Dr. Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy (Franz Dieter und Michaela Kaldewei Kulturstiftung)

What does the art of Expressionism tell us from a contemporary perspective, and what questions engage us in the future? These themes take center stage at the symposium Expressionism Revisited, organized by the Brücke-Museum. Thanks to the generous support of the Franz Dieter and Michaela Kaldewei Cultural Foundation, the museum invites attendees to lectures, workshops, and discussions, fostering interdisciplinary perspectives and facilitating an exchange on unexplored facets, innovative research methods, educational approaches, and exhibition concepts in the realm of Expressionism.

With sound performance by Amuleto Manuela (sound artist): Murmur (2023)


Lisa Marei Schmidt is an art historian, curator, and museum director. Since October 2017, she has been leading the Brücke-Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. Schmidt studied in Marburg, Amsterdam, Berlin, and London. From 2009 to 2011, she worked as a research trainee at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and from 2012 to 2017, she was a curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. Her exhibition Vivian Suter. Bonzo’s Dream at the Brücke-Museum, in which Schmidt invited the artist Vivian Suter to collaborate with the museum’s collection, was awarded Special Exhibition 2020 by the international association of art critics, AICA.

Dr. Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy is the director of the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See and a board member of the Franz Dieter and Michaela Kaldewei Kulturstiftung. She studied art history, archaeology, and German literature in Regensburg, Bonn, and Paris (Sorbonne IV). In 1987, she obtained her doctorate from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn with a dissertation on The French Artist Portrait of the Grand Siècle. From 1991 to 1993, she worked as a research associate at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Pinakothek der Moderne) and subsequently became a curator at the Fritz-Winter-Stiftung located there. Since 2008, she has been the artistic director and since 2010 also the managing director of the Franz Marc Museum.

Amuleto Manuela (Manuela García Aldana) is a Colombian sound artist and DJ based in Berlin. She graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (Master of Arts) and also recently from the MA Raumstrategien at the Berlin Kunsthochschule Weißensee. In her process-based work (soundscapes, Dj sets, listening collective practices, radio shows), listening is the principle and arises as a context-driven response to the search for spaces of encounter. She addresses diaspora and identity questions with the will to unlearn and remember alternative ways of inhabiting our collective life experience.

Murmur (2023) is a sound performance by Amuleto Manuela. It encourages the experience of a living archive, rewinding and listening back to counter-narratives. Sonic sculptures will be built up from the garden of the Brücke-Museum, moving towards the inside of the building. It poses the following questions: How can we listen to knowledge outside of the modern imperial narratives? And, in the process, how can we make the canon of modern and classical art more porous? How do we shift from the panoramic and universal perspective of modern art and move towards a practice of embracing a plurality of worlds listening to each other? In the task of re-envisioning and questioning what we understand as modern and classical art, listening and embodying through music, rhythm, and echo becomes a practice that opens gates to embark on this endeavor.

This is a closed event with a limited number of participants. The event will be digitally broadcast live.
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