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Gallery Tour @ SAM – Material Difference: German Perspectives

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:30 pm @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue Seattle
WA 98101
Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Curator Catherina Manchanda on German art at the Seattle Art Museum

In contrast to the artistic exuberance in the United States during the postwar era, the physical and psychological devastation of World War II had a profound and lasting effect on German artists. The gallery tour will introduce you to works made in the 1980s and ‘90s and discuss relationships to memory and remembrance, the political pageantry that accompanied the divided country after the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, and the role and responsibility of the artist. This tour will have a casual format and your questions will make for a lively exchange.

This gallery tour will be led by Catharina Manchanda, Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum.
A native of Germany, Manchanda studied art history, English and German at the University of Stuttgart, she received her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center with a specialty in German art. She has worked in curatorial departments at Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum, MoMA, New York, The Wexner Center, Columbus, OH and joined the Seattle Art Museum in 2011.

Admission and tour are free but the number of participants is limited. Please register via Eventbrite.

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About GoetheSeattle

ABOUT THE GOETHE POP UP SEATTLE Located in Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle is a temporary branch of the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Throughout 2020, we will be hosting and supporting an international program of exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, public discussions, and more. Our goal is to present German culture in Seattle and help shape a current understanding of Germany today. Our program offers an opportunity to engage with themes and questions relevant to contemporary German culture and society. We organize a broad range of events and support projects in the fields of film and new media, arts, theater and dance, music, literature, architecture, and more. The events take place in our space and at partner venues around Seattle. We collaborate with local artists, organizations, universities, and schools with an interest in Germany and its language and culture.
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