Laura Moure Cecchini, Università degli Studi di Padova
Friday, September 23, 2022
3-4:30 pm CDT
Virtual seminar, register for link
Florence 1933: The Birth of Nazi Art?, Laura Moure Cecchini, Università degli Studi di Padova
In 1933 the “Mostra d’Arte Germanica” (Exhibition of German Art) opened in Florence–one of the first presentations of Nazi artists to an international audience. Who were these artists? My paper examines this question from two perspectives. Firstly, the “Mostra” reveals the influence of fascist Italy in the nascent corporatist reorganization of German artists, a means to harness their support for Nazism. Secondly, the “Mostra” included a plurality of aesthetics and many non-Nazi artists, but most of them eventually exhibited in the Großen Deutschen Kunstausstellungen between 1937 and 1944. My paper unpacks how the “Mostra” fits within or challenges current narratives around “Nazi art”.
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