Monday, October 12, 2015

film installation commemorating the 70th anniv liberation of Nazi camps

AS IF / ALS OB a film installation and discussion on memory, media, and art commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps
Featuring work by international artist DANIEL BLAUFUKS

TUESDAY, October 13  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Film Clips and Roundtable Discussion with the Artist and Panel:
U of M faculty GARY COHEN (History), ALICE LOVEJOY (Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature), LESLIE MORRIS (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), and PAULA RABINOWITZ (English); and DAVID HARRIS, Executive Director of RIMON: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation

THURSDAY, October 15 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Coffee with the Artist 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open screenings of Als Ob

all events held at the
Weisman Art Museum
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Daniel Blaufuks is a Lisbon-based German Jewish contemporary artist and scholar who explores how memories are made through media. His film installation, "Als Ob" ( meaning "As If"), compares the Czech city of TerezĂ­n as it is today with the WWII ghetto-camp of Theresienstadt formerly located there. In doing so, the film highlights similarities between the two time periods and creates a dialogue between the film excerpts from different times.

At Tuesday's event, panel participants will discuss the role of photography, film and art in the preservation and also creation of new forms of Holocaust memory at a time when the generation of survivors diminishes. A 30-minute excerpt of the film will be shown beginning at 5:30pm, just prior to the talk, which will begin at 6:15pm.

On Thursday the film will be screened in its entirety throughout museum hours at the Weisman (10am-5pm). Stop by between 10-11:30am to meet the artist.
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