Liza Kaaring, Project Researcher

The Collection and Research Department
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Area of research

Modernism, in particular the period 1945-1960. Figurative art and the representation of man in art in the postwar years and during the cold war. Art and artists' relation to the contemporary political situation.

Current project

The Geometry of Fear. The Danish Portrayers of Man in an International Perspective
With comparative studies of a selection of exhibition cases from Germany, England, The United States and Denmark the project provides a perspective on the Danish "Portrayers of Man" in relation to a number of international, contemporary artists. Thus, the project will contribute to a better understanding of the Danish artists' approach to postwar representations of man in terms of content as well as format. 

The curriculum vitae of Liza Kaaring

Recent publications

"Heerups mange facetter”, Kunsthistorisk bogliste nr.12/2016, book review (in Danish)

Rising from Darkness. Portrayers of Man in Danish 1950s Prints, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Denmark 2015 (peer reviewed)

Mennesket i tiden. Menneskeskildrerne i dansk grafik i 1950ernes anden halvdel, PhD dissertation, University of Copenhagen 2015 (in Danish with an English resumé)

Phantasie, Traum und Glaube sind uns genommenworden”, Gigant, ed. Katrine Kampe, Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot 2014, also available in English (peer reviewed)

”Reconsidering Figurative, Graphic Art of the 1950s Danish Art Scene. The Man Exhibitions (1956-1959)”, Menotyra T.20, nr.4 2013 (peer reviewed)

Selected contributions

"Kunstens frihed og frihedens kunst" with Michael Fjeldsøe, Morten Michelsen and Jens Tang Kristensen, in 1950'erne, Gads Forlag and Golden Days 2012 (in Danish)

Danish Masters 1800-1850, Pushkin Museum, Moscow 2011 (in Russian)

Digital research dissemination: Artists' profiles and entries for selected works, biographical essays and texts on related themes: Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Emil Nolde, Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Wilhelm Freddie, Palle Nielsen og Kirsten Justesen. Art Stories,

A Sight for Sore Eyes. 76 Prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings, eds. Chris Fischer and Jan Würtz Frandsen, National Gallery of Denmark 1998

Den Store Danske Encyklopædi, Gyldendal (in Danish)

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