Lectures, readings & discussions
Women at war
Monday, 19/06/2023 / 08:00 PM / Freiburg University
History is written by the victors - Walter Benjamin already knew that. Wars have been told, painted and cast in bronze by men, but how many women are in the shadows of great monuments? While the production THE WAR HAS NO FEMALE FACE is dedicated to the fighting women and their stories, this lecture will take the perspective of female artists. Today, more and more artists are asking about the history of the defeated, the oppressed and the forgotten. With an investigative look into the past, they try to capture the stories, to break the silence, especially in the current war between Russia and Ukraine. With different means they bring together the past and the present to ask the question about the future of all of us. In this lecture, individual positions of current art will be presented and discussed. The art scholar Dr. Elena Korowin has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Freiburg Research Training Group 1956 Cultural Transfer and 'Cultural Identity' since 2016. She currently holds the professorship for contemporary art at the HBK Braunschweig. Besides her habilitation project on 'L'art pour l'art' in the late 19th century, she is also working on a publication on art in the she is also working on a publication on art in the Ukrainian war. Commentators: Dora Kelemen and Charlotte Murphy (GRK 1956) Free admission Possible trigger topics: physical, mental or sexual violence
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