“Degenerate Art,” Emil Nolde, Ernst Barlach and the art policy of the Third Reich with art historian Olaf Peters.
The lecture will give an overview over the developments and premises of the destructive art policy of the national socialist regime. By focusing on Emil Nolde and Ernst Barlach, two case studies will be examined in the historical context explaining the ambivalent status of these two and other artists. The fatal consequences of the ”Degenerate Art” campaign and the reception of the persecuted artists after 1945 will be further aspects of the presentation.
Dr. Olaf Peters is a Professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He is also a curator, writer, editor of the book Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937, board member at the Neue Galerie in New York as well as a contributor to the international magazine Art Forum.
Booking is advised (ticket fee DKK 10)