Symposion in conjunction with the exhibition Resonance of Exile
Friday, 12 October 2018—Sunday, 14 October 2018

In conjunction with the exhibition series Art under the Conditions of Exile, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the committee on “Women in Exile” of the German Society for Exile Studies will convene a symposion on artists who mediated between cultures. Of particular interest will be cultural transfers between emigrants’ countries of origin and the places where they settled down and resumed their careers. The discussion will explore both how the experience of forced migration informed individual artists’ work and how they in turn influenced the cultural development of their countries of exile.

The symposion’s first thematic emphasis will be on the transatlantic cultural transfer of the 1930s and 1940s. The speakers will examine contemporary discourses as well as individual experiences, but also extant traces that attest to this dialogue today. A second section will put the focus on major cities where exiles gathered and consider their significance as cultural centers and hubs for the exchange of ideas between cultural traditions. The event will conclude with a third section dedicated to the reconstruction of specific lives in light of the symposium’s central questions.

The symposion will be held in German.

Confirmed reservation is recommended due to limited seating:

A cooperation with the German Society for Exile Studies


Museum der Moderne Salzburg 
Mönchsberg 32 
5020 Salzburg, Austria 

Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 9 
5020 Salzburg, Austria


Tue—Sun 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Wed 10 a.m.—8 p.m.
During the festival season also
Mon 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

+43 662 842220