Expanding Islamic Art Historiography

The 1873 Vienna World's Fair


18.00 Evening Lecture

Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University)
Circa 1873: Orientalism, Modernity and the Invention of the Bilderverbot

c. 19.30 Reception
Meet over food and drink


9.30-10.00 Welcome & Introduction

Sebastian Schütze, Dean, Faculty Historical and Cultural Studies
Lioba Theis, Head of Department of Art History
Markus Ritter, Conference Organizer

10.00-11.00 Concepturalizing Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth-Century Art Historiography

Eva-Maria Troelenberg (University of Utrecht)
'Purely Artistic Criteria'? On Islamic Art Historiography and its Categories in Alois Riegl's Art History

Iván Szántó (Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest)
Vienna 1873 - Budapest 1896: Two decades of developing 'Islamic art' in Hungarian scholarship

11.00-11.30 Coffee & Tea Break

11.30-13.00 Exhibiting and Categorizing Islamic Art in the Fair (Sabiha Göloğlu)

Nilay Özlü (Bilgi University Istanbul)
The Sultan's Treasury in Vienna: Ottoman Presence at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair

Mercedes Volait (Centre national de recherche scientifique, Paris)
Spolia in se at the Fair, 1867-1889: A Channel for Islamic Reuse in Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Furniture?

Nancy Demerash-Fatemi (Albion College Michigan)
The Scramble of North Africa: Geopolitics, 'Bedouin Style' and Islamic Art at the Tunisian and Moroccan Exhibits of the 1873 Wiener Weltausstellung

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.30 Mediating Art Through Photography
(Yuka Kadoi)

Franziska Niemand (Vittocentre Romont)
Architecture through the Lens of the Vienna Photographers Association: A Case Study of Glass Plaster Windows at the Egyptian and Ottoman Pavilions

Erin Hyde Nolan (Maine College of Art & Design)
Expanding Photographic Authorship: The Remaking of the Elbise-i Osmaniyye After 1873

15.30-16.00 Coffee & Tea Break

16.00-17.30 Staging Art in 'Oriental' Historicism and Self-Representation (Lukas Nickel)

Ahmet Ersoy (Boğaziçi University Istanbul)
The Unsullied and the Bastard: Ottoman Things at the Prater

Maryam Heydardhani (Shahid Beheshti University Tehran)
Mirroring Persia's Aura in Vienna's World Fair: Tracing Agents, Planners and Architectural Features in the Pavilion of Iran

Ahmed Wahby (German University in Cairo)
An Opera House in Cairo and a Mamluk Pavilion in Vienna: Egypt's Architectury Duality towards the End of the Nineteenth Century


9.30-11.00: Commercial Trajectories for Collecting and Studying Islamic Art (Kerstin Jobst)

Elahe Helbig (University of Zurich)

Collecting, Exhibiting, and Mediating Arts and Textiles from 'Persia': The Ziegler & Co. and its Role at the Vienna World's Fair

Barbara Karl (Textile Museum Sankt Gallen)
Symmetric / Asymmetric: Economics and Scholarship in the Context of the Carpet Exhibition at the k.k. Handelsmuseum

11.00-11.30 Coffee & Tea Break

11.30-13.00 Islamic Art as a Model: Reception and Study in European Art Industries and Arts (Johannes Wieninger)

Gwendolyn Collaço (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Commemorating Triumph at the 1873 World's Fair in Mamluk-Revival Glass

Ibolya Gerelyes (Hungarian National Museum, Budapest)

'Saracen' Influences on the Products of the Zsolnay Ceramic Factory, Pécs

Mirjam Rajner (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan)

Maurycy Gottlieb at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair: A Polish Jewish Artist in Search of an Oriental Identity

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.30 Disseminating the Fair's 'Orient'
(Yavuz Köse)

Ceren Göğüş (İstanbul Kültür University)
The Re-Representation of the Orient: An Inspection of Austrian Printed Press During the 1873 Vienna World's Fair

Federica Broilo (University of Urbino "Carlo Bo")
Arabian Nights on the Danube: The Ottoman Empire at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair in the Words of the Italian Press

15.30-16.00 Coffee & Tea Break

16.00-17.30: Reception of Egyptian Islamic Architecture in Austro-Hungarian Historicism
(Andreas Nierhaus)

Maximilian Hartmuth (University of Vienna)

World's Fairs as Stages and Instruments of Artistic Dissemination, Taste-Making, and Network-Building across the Christian-Muslim Divide

Elke Pflugradt-Abdel Aziz (Dusseldorf)
Works of Carl von Diebitsch as Part of the Franz Schmoranz Jr Legacy with Focus on the 'Egyptische Baugruppe' at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair

Péter T. Nagy (Qatar National Museum Doha)
Beyond the Khedive's Palace: Neo-Mamluk Architecture in Late Nineteenth-Century Budapest

17.30 Closing Remarks