Conference Wiertz Revisited
Published on 22.12.2017
Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas
In the context of the ERC project Elevated Minds: The Sublime and the Public Arts
Two renowned art historians and specialists in the field of the history of the museum will discuss Antoine Wiertz from this perspective. Pascal Griener will position Wiertz, his oeuvre and his museum within the broader European context of the rise of the artist museum. Stephen Bann will focus on how Wiertz’ unique ideal of artistry is already taking shape during his Roman years. The afternoon ends with a debate about the ‘future’ of the museum as an institution and as an idea.