Sunday, December 28, 2008

Symposium: The Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art

Symposium: The Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art

No single topic has more dominated art by Jews and so-called Jewish art since the 1960s than the Holocaust. Even today, when new themes have begun to surface among Jewish artists; Holocaust images, interpretations, and meditations appear frequently - and increasingly commonplace. At any give time there are at least several - and often dozens - of exhibitions of Holocaust-era art,Holocaust-inspired art, or art the in some ways references to Holocaust.

An upcoming symposium at San Francisco's California College of Art will address the topic of "The Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art."

Sunday, January 25, 2009
Symposium: The Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, reception will follow
Timken Lecture Auditorium, California College of the Arts (CCA), 1111 8th Street, San Francisco

The effect of the Holocaust on the literature of late 20th-early 21st century has been well documented. Its effect on visual representation and the art of the second and third generations only has come to attention more recently. The panel discussion brings together three Bay Area artists all CCA graduates whose recent projects have been infused with the theme of the Holocaust, an art historian and a curator in an attempt to define the new visual parameters of the Holocaust effect.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the California College of the Arts and co-presented by the Holocaust Center of Northern California.

For more information, please contact Allison Green at or 510.549.6950 ext. 337.

1 comment:

Hels said...

I am very interested in art that was painted in the 1900-1933 era, yet clearly makes references to the (later) Holocaust. So I drew a link from your symposium to my blog discussion on the Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937 in Munich:

If the papers from the symposium are published, could you put the reference in your blog?

many thanks
Helen Webberley