Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944), Conference, Bonn, 30 November - 1 December 2017

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Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France
November 30 to December 1, 2017 in Bonn

A report on the conference which took place in Bonn on 30 November/1 December 2017 and which explored issues such as the identity of the stake­hold­ers and the de­spoiled, the way in which Nazi poli­cies, art his­to­ry ex­per­tise and mar­ket in­ter­ests meshed, and the modus operandi of art market collaboration has been published by the German Lost Art Foundation and is available here.

Also included are the speakers' contributions, as pdf files or audio files in French and/or German. Speakers included Béné­dicte Savoy, Jean-Marc Drey­fus, Tes­sa F. Rose­brock, Is­abelle Rouge-Ducos on the Hôtel Drouot, Em­manuelle Po­lack on French gallery owners and Ben­jamin Fell­mann on stolen pianos.

All audio files listed below can be found at this link

Day 1

Welcoming ad­dress (PDF, 140 KB) - Rein Wolfs (Ger­man ver­sion)
Wel­com­ing ad­dress (PDF, 44 KB) - Vin­cent Lefèvre (French ver­sion)
Wel­com­ing ad­dress and in­tro­duc­tion (PDF, 70 KB) - Gilbert Lupfer (Ger­man ver­sion)

Au­dio file - sci­en­tif­ic in­tro­duc­tion - Béné­dicte Savoy (Ger­man ver­sion):

Ses­sion 1

Au­dio file: Die En­teig­nung von Kunst­werken im all­ge­meinen wirtschaftichen Arisierungsprozess in Frankre­ich - Jean-Marc Drey­fus (French ver­sion):

Ses­sion 2

Au­dio file: Die Deutsche Botschaft in Paris - Jörg Ebel­ing (Ger­man ver­sion):

Au­dio file: Das Hô­tel Drouot während der Be­satzung - Is­abelle Rouge-Ducos (French ver­sion):

Au­dio file: « garde meu­ble aux bi­ens juifs sai­sis »: Die Lagerung der ger­aubten Klaviere im Musée Na­tion­al d’Art Mod­erne - Ben­jamin Fell­mann (Ger­man ver­sion):

Au­dio file: Die Ak­te „Son­derkon­to Frankre­ich“ aus dem Son­der­ar­chiv/RG­VA in Moskau - In­es Roter­mund-Rey­nard (Ger­man ver­sion):

Day 2

Wel­com­ing ad­dress (PDF, 62 KB) - Gün­ter Winands (Ger­man ver­sion)

Ses­sion 3

Au­dio file: Die Sit­u­a­tion der franzö­sis­chen Ga­leris­ten während der deutschen Be­satzung: das Beispiel des Kun­sthändlers René Gim­pel - Em­manuelle Po­lack (Ger­man ver­sion):

Lec­ture (PDF, 229 KB): Des Han­dels mit dem Feind beschuldigt. Ak­teure des Paris­er Kun­st­mark­ts vor dem Comité na­tion­al in­ter­pro­fes­sion­nel d’épu­ra­tion - Tes­sa F. Rose­brock (Ger­man ver­sion)

Lec­ture (PDF, 132 KB): Das Köl­ner Wall­raf-Richartz-Mu­se­um an der west­lichen Gren­ze des Deutschen Re­ich­es und der Kun­sthändler Hilde­brand Gurlitt - Brit­ta Olényi von Husen, Mar­cus Leifeld (Ger­man ver­sion)

Lec­ture (PDF, 149 KB): Der Paris­er Be­stand des Kun­sthändlers Paul Graupe während seines Ex­ils in der Schweiz und den USA: Beschlagnah­men, Verkäufe und Plün­derun­gen - Is­abelle Le Masne de Cher­mont (French ver­sion)

Ses­sion 4

Lec­ture (PDF, 130 KB): Der Ein­fluss der Be­satzungswirtschaft auf den Kun­st­markt - Kim Oost­er­linck (French ver­sion)

Lec­ture (PDF, 140 KB): Zwis­chen Emo­tion, Of­fen­barung und Skan­dal: die Rolle der Me­di­en - Vin­cent Noce (French ver­sion)


Text for the Conference - and Flyer
Each fall, the German Lost Art Foundation hosts a specialist conference. This year, noted French and German experts will give lectures on the subject of systematic art theft in France, reviewing the results of research performed on this topic in both countries under the heading "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)".
The German Lost Art Foundation is pleased to invite interested parties to attend the public conference
between November 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017 at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn.
Conference languages: French and German
Who were the stakeholders, and who the despoiled? How did Nazi policies, art historical expertise and market interests mesh? How did the collaboration work? The conference will explore all these questions, additionally creating a thematic focus via the presentation of new research outcomes on acquisitions by Hildebrand Gurlitt in France. Works of art from the so-called "Schwabing Art Trove" will be introduced in the exhibition "Dossier Gurlitt. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences", which will run at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn at the same time.
The detailed conference program will be published in early October 2017 on the website
The conference will be taking place in collaboration with the Deutsche Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris (German Art History Forum Paris) and the Forum Kunst und Markt at the Technische Universität Berlin (Center for Art Market Studies at Berlin's Technical University).

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