Film Screening: Two Looks at Alternative Artistic Practices
July 9, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Two looks at alternative artistic practices |
(GDR, 1989, dir. Gabor Steiger, 7 min., color, anim.)
Big city scenes evolve into ironically alienated settings using graffiti and rap music.
Claiming Space: The Independent Art Exhibit Scene in the GDR
Behauptung des Raums: Wege unabhängiger Ausstellungskultur in der DDR
(Germany, 2009, dir. Claus Löser, Jakobine Motz, 101 min., color&b/w, doc., EN ST)
By the 1970s, a GDR alternative arts scene was developing that sought to create its own structures and avoid the official apparatus of artistic production and exhibition. The new artistic subculture grew across the arts and established galleries such as Leipzig’s EIGEN+ART.
Intro April Eisman, Iowa State University
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.