Holger Teschke to Speak on United Germany

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 11:42

Posted: October 16, 2009

What remains in the aftermath of the peaceful revolution that brought down East Germany?  On Tuesday, November 10, Holger Teschke, visiting professor of German studies and critical social thought, will give a talk titled "Landscapes of Remembrance and Oblivion: Reflections of United Germany 20 Years After" at 4:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium.

Focusing on the terrain of memory and denial and on his own experience in the former German Democratic Republic, the talk will be given in conjunction with an exhibition of 14 posters titled Ortszeit/Local Time, featuring the work of the German photographer Stefan Koppelmann, in the Hinchcliff Reception Hall of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

These posters, selected from 30 images given to the College’s German studies department by the Goethe Institut-Boston on the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, are reproduced from original photographs depicting locations in East Germany as they appeared shortly after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and then again, ten or twelve years later. Capturing the identical locations from the same vantage point, the images embody the passage of time in landscapes and urban scenes. 

The exhibition, Ortzeit/Local Time, will be on view to the public free of charge in the Hinchcliff Reception Hall from November 9 to December 13.

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