Programs and Events
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Through May 18: Urbanfuse
The exhibition “Urbanfuse”, organized by Matthias Bergemann, Janine Biermann and supported by the artist Peter Simon Mühlhäußer, featuring ten young artists will take place April 26th (opening reception) to May 18th 2013 located at the exhibition pavilion in Gertrud-Kolmar-Street 14, Berlin-Mitte towards the U.S. Embassy and beside the Holocaust Memorial. The selected artists of the exhibition consist of five alumni of the New York Academy of Art as well as three students of the Berlin Weissensee School of Art and two alumni. Three of the alumni of the NYAA will have the opportunity to create the artworks for the exhibition during a three months stay in Berlin as artists in residence.
The artworks of the exhibition have developed in the thematic exchange of the students and alumni of the two art academies, influences by New York City and Berlin will be displayed and joined – as an „urban fuse".
May 29: Round Table on Higher Education
The conference "Teaching Citizenship and Values in Higher Education: From Liberal Arts Colleges to Professional Schools" will take place at the Hertie School of Governance on May 29, 2013.
ECLA of Bard's Rector and Provost Thomas Rommel was invited to give the opening remarks, together with the US Ambassador Philip D. Murphy, and the Dean of the Hertie School of Governance Helmut Anheier. Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, and Catherine Toal, ECLA of Bard's Dean, will be joining the conference as panelists.
June 5: World Environment Day
Through June 6: JFK photo exhibit
Im Juni 1963 war Kennedy in die Bundesrepublik gekommen. Köln, Bonn, Wiesbaden und Frankfurt standen auf dem Programm einer Reise, die vor allem mit ihrem Abstecher nach Berlin zum Triumphzug werden sollte... Der Kennedy-Besuch markiert den Höhepunkt der Amerika-Begeisterung in Westdeutschland. Er war ein politisches, aber auch ein mediales Großereignis, das unter anderem der 28-jährige Ulrich Mack für die deutsche Illustrierte Quick begleitet hat.
Through July 1: The Whole Earth exhibit
Die Ausstellung und die Konferenz The Whole Earth widmen sich der Geschichte des Bildes vom “blauen Planeten”, das zu einem der einflussreichsten Bilder der Geschichte geworden ist. Ausgangspunkt des Projektes sind die historischen Entwicklungen in Kalifornien seit den 1960er-Jahren: Anhand kulturhistorischer Materialien und künstlerischer Arbeiten wird die Übertragung ökologisch-systemischer Konzepte auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Ästhetik kritisch befragt. Die Transformation romantischer wie auch technophiler Ideen aus dem Umfeld von Gegenkultur und Kybernetik führte zu heute global wirksamen Konzepten des System- und Selbst-Managements im Netzwerkkapitalismus.
July 2: Prof. Peterson: “Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City”
The W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series in American Culture Studies at Humboldt University
Prof. Dr. Carla Peterson,
“Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City”
“Black Gotham is a social and cultural history of Black New Yorkers, 1800-1895, as seen through the lens of my father's family, specifically my great-great-grandfather and his son-in-law, my great-grandfather. It's the story of my research in the archives, the "scraps" of material I found, and my creation of a historical narrative out these scraps. It's foremost a chronological history of the lives of my ancestors and their friends that traces their successes and defeats in an increasingly racially hostile environment. But it's equally a social geography that insists that the experiences of black New Yorkers were also shaped by the neighborhoods in which they lived and the people--both black and white--they encountered in their daily lives. Hence the title Black Gotham. . . .
I think it's important that we scholars continue to shed new light on African American family histories--in that sense I feel that I'm simply adding to those of Michelle and Barack Obama."
Carla Peterson is a professor in the Department of English and affiliate faculty of the Comparative Literature Program, the departments of Women’s Studies, American Studies, and African-American Studies. She is currently a Fulbright Professor teaching at Tübingen University.
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