As part of three events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German artist Ulrich Reimkasten and UBC art history professor T’ai Smith will consider questions relating to political art and the role of the artist in today’s society. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver, the DAAD, UBC Institute for European Studies and Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
Ulrich Reimkasten is a contemporary German artist working in various media ranging from textile art to architectural art installation. Reimkasten, born and raised in the former East Germany, was Professor of Painting and Textile Arts at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany. His practice engages extensively with questions about points of intersection between aesthetics and politics.
T’ai Smith is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of many articles as well as Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).
Thursday, November 14, 11:45 am-1:45 pm
Roundtable with experts, diplomats and witnesses to the fall of the Berlin Wall
C.K. Choi Building, Room 120, 1855 West Mall, UBC
Thursday, November 14, 5-8 pm
Film Screening of Gundermann (2018)
C.K. Choi Building, Room 351, 1855 West Mall, UBC