Film Screening: Two Looks at Alternative Artistic Practices

Event Details

July 9, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S240

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Two looks at alternative artistic practices

Quick Animation

(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.