The Stiftung Arp e.V. furthers academic exchange pertaining to Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s art, its significance and its broader cultural context.
Since 2015, the foundation is hosting conferences pertaining to the artistic oeuvres of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and related themes on a regular basis. The next conference in 2019 is dealing with Hans Arp and sculpture of the 20th century. 

International Conference "THE ART OF HANS ARP AFTER 1945"
Kröller Müller Museum Otterlo, June 8 - 9, 2017

Hans Arp gained broad international recognition after 1945. During this latter phase of his career, the French-German artist continued to develop new series, including the so-called Threshold Sculptures, as well as innovative techniques like découpage, papiers déchirées and papiers froissés. However, Arp did not limit himself to formal innovation; in terms of content, he drew from medieval mysticism as well as ancient and non-Western cultures. During the 1950s, Arp published several volumes of poetry in German and French. Having made great strides during this later phase of his career, Arp also became an influential figure to the next generation of artists. His biomorphic forms became cipher for modern art, finding echoes in literature and organic architecture as well as the design and product development of the 1950s. It is therefore surprising that Arp’s late work has received little scholarly attention. The conference will fill that gap by opening up new avenues for scholarly discourse on Hans Arp’s late oeuvre and to shed light on his transformative influence on international modernism in the post-war period. The conference THE ART OF HANS ARP AFTER 1945 took place at the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo from June 8-9, 2017. The conference was a cooperation between the Stiftung Arp e.V. and the Kröller Müller Museum.

Prgramm "The Art of Hans Arp after 1945"
Summary of the conference

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International Conference „HANS ARP AND THE US“
American Academy Berlin, June 22 - 23, 2015

On June 22nd and 23rd 2015 the conference “Hans Arp and the US” took place. The conference was hosted by the Stiftung Arp e.V. in cooperation with the American Academy and the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin. The international conference was dealing with the widespread recognition the work of Hans Arp achieved after the Second World War. Above all, his works found resonance in museums and galleries in the United States and among American collectors. Nevertheless, art historians have not yet fully analyzed Arp’s influence on post-war American art or the significance of his relationships with collectors, patrons and artists. Furthermore, although his presence in American exhibitions, galleries and the art market profoundly shaped his reception, the artist’s strong presence in the American art world has received little attention. The conference advances new scholarly approaches to the work of Hans Arp and promotes exchange between academics, curators and art market experts.

Programm of the conference "Hans Arp and the US"
Smmary of the conference

You find all the videos of the conference on our Vimeo channel or on our Website

International Conference "THE ART OF HANS ARP AFTER 1945"
Kröller Müller Museum Otterlo, June 8 - 9, 2017
International Conference „HANS ARP AND THE US“
American Academy Berlin, June 22 - 23, 2015