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Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile

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 METROMOD project word cloud

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Project "METROMOD" data sheet

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postcode: 80539

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙928˙400 €
 EC max contribution 1˙928˙400 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2022-05-31


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 Project objective

Breaking new ground, METROMOD proposes a rewriting of modern art history as a history of global interconnections, spurred by migration movements and rooted in cities. Revising the historiography of modern art, which still continues to be dominated by the hegemonic and normative narratives of (Western) European Modernism and ignores the significance of exile movements, METROMOD conceptualizes art history as a result of interrelations and negotiations in global contact zones, unstable flows, transformations and crises. In its analysis, METROMOD focuses on the first half of the 20th century. During this era the modern movement emerged as a paradigm in art and architecture, and rapid urbanization took place globally; thousands of persecuted European modern artists fled their homes, re-establishing their practices in metropolises across the world. Reflecting both the geographical extent of these exile movements and their local urban impact METROMOD examines 6 key migrant destinations—the global cities of London, New York, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bombay (now Mumbai)—following three main objectives: to explore transformations in urban topographies, identifying artistic contact zones and places of transcultural art production; to investigate networks of exiled and local artists as well as collaborative projects and exhibitions; and to analyse art publications and discourse generated in centres of exile. Digital mapping will locate sites of artistic migration in the cities and demonstrate linkages between transforming metropolises and flows of people and objects around the world. The conceptual triangle of modernism, migration and the metropolis forms the foundation of an innovative comparative, interdisciplinary methodology. As well as impacting art history, METROMOD will provide a historical perspective from which today’s mass migration movements can be better understood.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Burcu Dogramaci, Helene Roth
Nomadic Camera. Fotografie, Exil und Migration. Editorial
published pages: 3-8, ISSN: 0720-5260, DOI: 10.5282/ubm/epub.70031
Fotogeschichte 151 2020-01-30
2019 Burcu Dogramaci
Mehr als ein Bild. Serie und Zyklus, Fotografie und Emigration
published pages: 35-45, ISSN: 0720-5260, DOI: 10.5282/ubm/epub.69904
Fotogeschichte 151 2020-01-30
2019 Burcu Dogramaci, Rachel Lee
Refugee Artists, Architects and Intellectuals Beyond Europe in the 1930s and 1940s: Experiences of Exile in Istanbul and Bombay
published pages: , ISSN: 2275-6639, DOI: 10.4000/abe.5949
ABE Journal 14-15 2020-01-30
2019 Helene Roth
First Pictures. New York im Auge europäischer emigrierter Fotografinnen und Fotografen in den 1940er Jahren
published pages: 17-26, ISSN: 0720-5260, DOI: 10.5282/ubm/epub.70118
Fotogeschichte 151 2020-01-30
2019 Burcu Dogramaci
Modern Group Portraits in New York Exile. Community and Belonging in the Work of Arthur Kaufmann and Hermann Landshoff
published pages: , ISSN: 2405-7177, DOI:
Stedelijk Studies 9 2020-01-30
2018 Burcu Dogramaci
Architekt, Lehrer, Autor: Wilhelm Schütte in der Türkei (1938-1946)
published pages: 48-63, ISSN: , DOI:
Wilhelm Schütte Architekt. Frankfurt, Moskau, Istanbul, Wien 2019-02-28

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