When: Mon., Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m. 2017
Svea Bräunert, DAAD Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, will lead a discussion of German artist Isa Genzken’s sculptures Bill II and Little Crazy Column. These works belong to a group of column-shaped sculptures that Genzken produced between 1994 and 2003. Paradigmatic of Genzken’s interest in architecture, sculpture, modernism, and the readymade, the columns are adorned with a collage of commonplace and primarily reflective materials, including mirrors, holographic foil, multicolored industrial tape, and photographs. Bräunert will look in particular at Genzken’s engagement with New York City before and after the 9/11 attacks.