Issue #130 • Vol. 44.1 • February 2017See the current issue of NGC at Duke University Press
Special Issue: Nazi Looted Art and Its Legacies
Special Issue Editors: Andreas Huyssen, Anson Rabinbach, and Avinoam Shalem
Contributors to this issue examine the legacy of Nazi-looted art in light of the 2012 discovery of the famous Hildebrand Gurlitt collection of stolen artwork in Germany. When the German government declassified the case almost two years later, the resulting scandal raised fundamental questions about the role of art dealers in the Third Reich, the mechanics of the Nazi black market for artwork, the shortcomings of post-war denazification, the failure of courts and governments to adjudicate stolen artwork claims, and the unwillingness of museums to determine the provenance of thousands of looted pieces of art. Contributors to this issue explore the continuities of art dealerships and auction houses from the Nazi period to the Federal Republic and take stock of the present political and cultural debate over the handling of this artwork. This issue includes a biography of Hildebrand Gurlitt, a microhistory of Nazi-looted Islamic objects, and a legal review of the reluctance of American museums to offer restitution.
- Andreas Huyssen, Anson Rabinbach, and Avinoam Shalem • Nazi Looted Art and Its Legacies: Introduction
- Olaf Peters • From "Degenerate Art" to "Looted Art": Developments and Consequences of National Socialist Cultural Policy
- Meike Hoffman • Hildebrand Gurlitt and His Dealings with German Museums during the "Third Reich"
- Julia Voss • Have German Restitution Politics Been Advanced since the Gurlitt Case? A Journalist's Perspective
- Konstantin Akinsha • Restitution as Diagnosis: Political Aspects of the "Trophy Art" Problem and Russian-German Relations
- Amy Walsh • A Persian Tapestry Looted by the Nazis from the Princes Czartoryski Museum, Kraków
- Lawrence M. Kaye • The Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art and Other Cultural Property: Have We Gone Too Far or Not Far Enough?
- Jonathan Petropoulos • Five Uncomfortable and Difficult Topics Relating to the Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art
- Malika Maskarenic • The End of Art and the Future of Criticism in Wilhelm Worringer's Art History
- Sarah E. James • Hermann Glöckner: Waste as a Figure of Thought?
- Roberto Simanowski • Instant Selves: Algorithmic Autobiographies on Social Network Sites
Print ISSN: 0094-033X, Online ISSN: 1558-1462