Sabrina Lind studied Art History and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, (B.A. 2012) as well as Art History at the LMU Munich (M.A. 2015). Since 1st October 2018, she is Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders working on a PhD project at Ghent University and the University of Verona in an International Joint PhD Programme in Art History, supervised by Prof. Dr. Koenraad Jonckheere (Ghent), Prof. Dr. Bernard Jan Hendrik Aikema (Verona) and Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner (Stuttgart). Her dissertation's working title is: Early Modern Project Management. The Decorations for the Cardinal-Infant Ferdinand of Spain's Joyous Entry into Antwerp (1635). Since February 2019, she is also Visiting Scholar at the Rubenianum in Antwerp.
She collected work experiences in research, curating, editing, and teaching in Kassel (curatorial intern at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Museum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe), Munich (curatorial intern at the departements for Flemish as well as French and Spanish paintings until the end of the 18th century at the Alte Pinakothek as well as student assistant at the international junior research project Premodern Objects. An Archeology of Experience (LMU Munich)), Maastricht (research intern at the Centre Céramique), Antwerp (volunteer and short-term editorial assistant at the Centrum Rubenianum vzw) and Stuttgart (academic employee at the Art Collection and Archive as well as assistant of Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner at the ABK Stuttgart). Research stays led her to Antwerp, Leuven, Rome and Verona.
Two-Day Conference, 10-11 December 2020, online
Step by Step: Visualizing and Asserting Power in Netherlandish Joyous Entries
On 17th April 2020, the 385th anniversary of the Joyous Entry of Cardinal-Infant Ferdinand of Spain into Antwerp, which had taken place on this day in 1635, this conference had originally been planned. Unfortunately, in our current times, neither festivals nor conferences about festivals are possible as an in-person event. We have decided to later celebrate these ephemeral, spectacular, and artistically ingenious events – which in 1635 had been designed by Peter Paul Rubens – that shaped and transformed the early modern cities of the Spanish Netherlands.
This event brings together the leading scholars of this field of art and ritual history whose contributions have made it possible to gain a deeper understanding of the early modern festivities held in the Netherlands to assert and negotiate power between the ruler and the ruled. Together with (young) colleagues and specialists from adjacent disciplines, we aim to discuss the challenges and opportunities of studying such significant moments in history.
This event was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020 at the Rubenianum in Antwerp and has been postponed. Due to the dynamic situation of the Covid-19-pandemic, the two-day conference will take place in a digital format. Please register for the conference via email to sabrina.lind@UGent.be and email@example.com to receive further information and access to the event.
Thursday, 10 December, Zoom
Time zone: CET/UTC+1 (Brussels)
15.30: Welcome by Véronique Van de Kerckhof (Rubenianum) and the organizers Sabrina Lind (Ghent University (FWO)/University of Verona/Rubenianum) and Ivo Raband (University of Hamburg)
15.40: Short Introduction of the Session by Ivo Raband (University of Hamburg)
Art and Power: Joyous Entries between Politics and Aesthetics
Chair: Bert Watteeuw (Rubenianum)
15.50: Margaret McGowan (University of Sussex), The Quest for Peace in Princely Entries
16.30: Tamar Cholcman (Tel Aviv University), Emblematic Crosswords: The Spectator as Player in Joyous Entries
17.10–17:30: Short Break
17.30: Alexander R. Dencher (Leiden University/Rijksmuseum), Joyous Entry or Roman Triumph? Art and Ambiguity in the Entry of Willem III of Orange, King of England, into The Hague in 1691
18.10: Joaneath Spicer (The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), The Float Celebrating Archduchess Isabella’s Support for the Arts in the Brussels Procession of 31 May 1615
18.50: End of Day 1 and Good-Bye from the Organizers
Friday, 11 December, Zoom
15.30: Short Introduction of the Session by Sabrina Lind (Ghent University (FWO)/University of Verona/Rubenianum)
Multimedia and Performance: Joyous Entries and the Need for Interdisciplinarity
Chair: Samuel Mareel (Ghent University/Museum Hof van Busleyden)
15.40: Stijn Bussels (Leiden University), Markers of Liminality: Tableaux Vivants in the Joyous Entries of the Low Countries
16.20: Margit Thøfner (University of East Anglia), Thinking Through Music: Joyous Entry Soundscapes
17.00–17.20: Short Break
17.20: Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (Ghent University), Tradition and Rebellion: Entry Ceremonies in Calvinist Ghent (1577–1584)
18.00: Antien Knaap (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Multimediality and Emblematics in Rubens’s Pompa Decorations and Frans Francken’s Allegory of the Abdication of Charles V
18.40: End of Day 2 and Good-Bye from the Organizers