Artistic Commerce and Confrontation in the Portuguese and Spanish Empires

International conference

University of Zurich

6-7 December, 2012

Organizers

  • David Young Kim (UZH)
  • Jens Baumgarten (Unifesp)
  • Tristan Weddigen (UZH)

Program

Thursday, December 6, 2012

KOL-E-13 (Senatszimmer)

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Greetings and Introduction
    DAVID YOUNG KIM (University of Zurich)
    JENS BAUMGARTEN (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
    TRISTAN WEDDIGEN (University of Zurich)
  • 10:45- 11:30 Roundtable
    moderated by David Young Kim (University of Zurich)
    ALAN CHONG (Asian Civilisations Museum)
    HANNAH BAADER (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut)
    MARGIT KERN (University of Hamburg)
    ANDRÉ LUIZ TAVARES PEREIRA (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
    GERHARD WOLF (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut)
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break

Travelling objects

  • 11:45 - 12:15 PETER MARK (Wesleyan University; Humboldt-Universität, IGK Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive)
    An Art of Trans-Cultural Communication: The Iconography of 16th- and 17th-century Luso-African Salt Cellars
  • 12:15 - 12:45 LUISA ELENA ALCALÁ (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
    Shaping Hispanic Taste: the Jesuits as Global Agents Connecting Europe and America
  • 12:45 - 13:00 Discussion
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Merchants and Collecting

  • 14:30 - 15:00 ANNEMARIE JORDAN GSCHWEND (Centro de História de Além-Mar, Lisbon and Switzerland)
    Shopping in the Renaissance – Merchants as Cultural Mediators in Spain, Portugal and their Overseas Empires
  • 15:00 - 15:30 CHRISTINE GÖTTLER (Institute of Art History, University of Bern)
    "A Storehouse of all Goods and Riches": Antwerp, the Portuguese Merchants, and the Oriental Indies
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Discussion
  • 15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break

Transatlantic Rituals

  • 16:15 - 16:45 CÉCILE FROMONT(University of Chicago)
    Dancing for the King of Congo from Early Modern Central Africa to Colonial Brazil
  • 16:45 - 17:15 MARGRIT KERN (Freie Universität Berlin; University of Hamburg)
    Translation Processes in the Art of the Early Modern Age: “The Mass of Saint Gregory”, a Feather Mosaic from 1539
  • 17:15 - 17:30 Discussion

Evening Lecture

KOL-E-18

  • 18:30 - 19:30 LUÍS DE MOURA SOBRAL (Université de Montréal)
    Vanitas in the Tropics. Manuel da Costa Athaíde (1762-1830) and the End of a Pictorial Genre

Friday, December 7, 2012

KOL-G-212

Colonial Materiality

  • 09:30 - 10:00 CHARLENE VILLASEÑOR BLACK (Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles)
    'Enconchados' and Iridescence: Materials, Meaning, and Trade
  • 10:00 - 10:30 MARI-TERE ÁLVAREZ (J. Paul Getty Museum)*
    He Who Controls the Palo de Brasil Controls the World
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Discussion
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

Missionary Spaces

  • 11:15 - 11:45 HANNAH BAADER (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut)
    Goa – The City and Transformations of Space
  • 11:45 - 12:15 MARKUS NEUWIRTH (University of Innsbruck)
    The Good Shepherd of Goa
  • 12:15 - 12:30 Discussion

The Miraculous in the New World

  • 13:30 - 14:00 ASTRID WINDUS (University of Hamburg)
    Diego de Ocaña and the Implementation of the Cult of the Virgin de Guadalupe in Charcas (1600-1)
  • 14:00 - 14:30 CLARA BARGELLINI (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
    Coins and Miracles: How Engraving Arrived in New Spain and What It Meant
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Discussion
  • 14:45 - 15:15 Coffeebreak

Maritime Devotion

  • 15:15 - 15:45 URTE KRASS (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    The Performative Use of a Statue of Saint Francis Xavier in late 17th-century Goa
  • 15:45 - 16:15 PEDRO MOURA CARVALHO (Asian Civilisations Museum)
    Exporting Exotic Works of Art into Japan, around 1600: The fumi-e
  • 16:15 - 16:30 Discussion

Visions of Empire

  • 16:30 - 17:00 CHRISTINA M. ANDERSON (University of Oxford)
    The Portuguese Empire through Flemish Eyes: The Indian Gem Trade and the Jeweller-Merchant Karel Helman
  • 17:00 - 17:30 MARIA BERBARA (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
    Visual Constructions of the Portuguese Empire
  • 17:30 - 17:45 Q & A
  • 17:45 Concluding Remarks
    DAVID YOUNG KIM (University of Zurich)
    JENS BAUMGARTEN (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
    TRISTAN WEDDIGEN (University of Zurich)

Sponsor

Connecting Art Histories, The Getty Foundation

*sponsored by SNF (Schweizerischer Nationalfond)