The Interior:
Art, Space, and Performance
(Early Modern to Postmodern)

Under the leadership of the Bern Institute of Art History, the Sinergia project “The Interior: Art, Space, and Performance (Early Modern to Postmodern)”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) over the period from March 2012 to February 2015, is conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Media Culture and Theatre, University of Cologne. Directed by five art historians and one theatre historian, the six subprojects investigate diverse models, concepts, and interpretations of interiors in art, architecture, theatre and visual culture from the Early Modern to the Contemporary eras. Proceeding from a heterogeneous and dynamic concept of the interior drawn from various media, styles, and contexts, new questions will emerge simultaneously engaging various disciplines.

News

7/8 November 2014
Subproject Symposium IV: Hybrid Spaces: Multi-Functionalism, Performance and Representation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture, organized by Prof. Bernd Nicolai, University of Bern

Flyer

17 November 2014, 16–18h
Lab talk, University of Bern, room 101 (main building).
Invited speaker: Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Villa Stuck Munich: “Im Tempel des Ich: Das Künstlerhaus als Gesamtkunstwerk”

Flyer

24 November 2014, 16–18h
Lab talk, University of Bern, room 101 (main building).
Invited speaker: Dr. Dominique Grisard, University of Basel: “Bedroom Cultures: Das Privat- und öffentliche Leben der Intimität”

1 December 2014, 16–18h
Lab talk, University of Bern, room 101 (main building).
Invited speaker: M.A. Anselm Treichler, Humboldt University of Berlin: “Wilhelm Worringer: Abstraktion und Einfühlung als Konstituenten von Raum”

8 December 2014, 16–18h
Lab talk, University of Bern, room 101 (main building).
Invited speaker: Prof. Dr. phil. Elke Katharina Wittich, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, AMD Fashion & Design School, Berlin: “Gesetze für die inneren Raumverhältnisse: Karl Friedrich Schinkels Interieurs”

15 December 2014, 16–18h
Lab talk, University of Bern, room 101 (main building).
Invited speaker: Dr. Katharina Küster-Heise, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart: “‘Olga wohnt himmlisch’: Russische Interieurs in württembergischen Schlössern”