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Thinking Lausitz 5: Setting Off for Foreign Lands

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© Aron Kitzig

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3 p.m.


4:20 p.m.

A podium discussion on cultural appropriation and the difficulties in distinguishing between transcultural exchange and the exploitation of exoticism. The artistic legacy of Paul Gauguin will be examined. Was he simply the proponent of a naïve primitivism with colonial overtones, or a courageous representative of a radically new aesthetic language expanding the horizons of European Modernism? Why do we find ostracized outsiders – the accursed “Les Maudits” – so fascinating? Is it their nearness to hell and their willingness to break with established conventions?


  • art historian Ulrike Kremeier

  • philosopher Prof. Dr. Franziska Dübgen

  • moderation Prof. Dr. Christiane Voss


  • Location Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Cottbus / Chóśebuz

  • Address Am Amtsteich 15, 03046 Cottbus / Chóśebuz

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