Masculinity and Femininity in Herwarth and Nell Walden's Der Sturm

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2011
End date: 31/12/2013
Funding: 2250000 SEK


This research project focuses primarily on the visual art practices associated with Der Sturm, which was the joint name of an art journal, a gallery and a publishing house in Berlin during the 1910s and 20s. Using Der Sturm as a case study of early modernist practices in the visual arts, the overriding aim of the project is to introduce new ways of looking at and understanding Western modernism. More specifically, as an alternative to the established masculine narrative of modernism´s visual culture, this project presents an intersectional analysis of the construction of masculinity and femininity in the visual art practices of Der Sturm as well as in art historical writing on Der Sturm. The project contains analyses of written and visual material as well as spatial practices. The principal importance of the proposed research project is its intention to differentiate the art historical canon by deconstructing homogeneous narratives on modern art practices, as well as its aim to further develop intersectionality as a theoretical and methodological tool in the discipline of art history.

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