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Max Reinhardt: art and technique for the conquest of space

Project leader:
Marielle Silhouette

In collaboration with:
Laboratory Les mondes allemands Paris 8
CEPA, Paris 1

The notion of space is at the heart of this project about Max Reinhardt. Indeed, this notion is essential to approach Mac Reinhardt’s creation as far as the diversity of creations in many geographical, cultural, artistic and technical places is concerned.

After the first two parts (international meeting on December 20th 2012, and an international symposium in October 2013 in Paris), a third part will aim at creating a digital atlas, in order to gather information, thanks to archives networking combined with the work of researchers, and suggest an unprecedented vision of the artist. With Reinhardt, art and technique truly conquer new creation, diffusion, expansion and reception spaces, making Max Reinhardt an innovator of his time as well as a pioneer of times to come.

These two events meet the strong demand, coming from French researchers as well as practitioners, for events and scientific publications on this artists. Thanks to the international meeting of December 2012, the international partners involved and the international symposium of October 2013, France will be at the leading edge of research on Max Reinhardt. As far as we know, no events are planned abroad for the 70th anniversary of the director, who died at 70 in New-York.

Then, we will create and feed a standardized computer tool on Max Reinhardt open to the public and the specialists, giving an overview of the work of a 20th-century major artist. This digital atlas will be organized according to a tree view and indexation with many links and entries (geographical, historical, cultural, aesthetic).

Photo credit: Prof. Dr. Max Reinhardt, 1927 © BArch Bild 183-U0927-506, o. Ang.

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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