Research report 2018 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
Making the present through exhibitions. The case of postwar Rome
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom, Abteilung II (Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen)
SummaryFocusing on the context of postwar Rome, this project explores the capacity of exhibitions to write the history of their time. With the exhibitionary concepts developed in postwar Rome I pick up on early, site-specific readings of the contemporary. These should provide alternatives to today’s one-sided understanding of the term as an effect of global economies.