Under the Microscope 5 Works – 5 Cases
Where did US civil rights activist Paul Robeson’s African stool come from? How was the estate of Walter Benjamin rescued? How did a painting from the "Degenerate Art" campaign end up in the Akademie’s collections?
Experts from the Archives of the Akademie der Künste take a close look at five works from the archives. The examples show how complicated provenance research is in practice and how much knowledge it can yield.
Werner Heegewaldt (director of the archives),
Peter Konopatsch (music archive),
Doris Kachel and Anna Schultz (curators) and
Erdmut Wizisla (director Walter Benjamin Archive)
Moderation: Maria Obenaus (German Lost Art Foundation)
Event accompanying the exhibition Provenance Research