“The state’s restrictions were not complete! There were holes …”: Art and the State in East Germany, 1967–1990

In conjunction with the exhibition Kunstlerplakate: Artists’ Posters from East Germany

Examining artists’ relationships with the state in East Germany between 1967 and 1990, Emily Pugh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, will explore artists’ practices in the East German regime, considering what was allowed or disallowed and why. She will also discuss relationships between underground art movements and the resistance groups who spearheaded the “peaceful revolution” of 1989–90.

Co-organized by NYU’s Deutsches Haus, Department of Art History, and Grey Art Gallery

Starts 10/13/10 6:30 pm
Ends 10/13/10 8:00 pm
Participants Emily Pugh
Location Silver Center, NYU, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)


Program Types: Lecture