Login in with Facebook         Create Account

    VISUAL ARTS

    PAVEL SCHMIDT: FRANZ KAFKA - VERSCHRIEBEN & VERZEICHNET (Written & Drawn)

    Presented by at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    September 13-October 16, 2011

    Event Rating (0 votes)



    Bookmark


    PAVEL SCHMIDT: FRANZ KAFKA - VERSCHRIEBEN & VERZEICHNET  (Written & Drawn)

    A Kafka cycle: forty-nine sketches created over the past four years by Pavel Schmidt, Swiss painter, illustrator, and installation artist. The title of each drawing is the name of a character from one of Kafka’s narratives or someone the author personally knew. Schmidt juxtaposes each drawing with a fragment from Kafka’s previously unpublished writings, which are here presented in the German with English translations. The texts...

    A Kafka cycle: forty-nine sketches created over the past four years by Pavel Schmidt, Swiss painter, illustrator, and installation artist. The title of each drawing is the name of a character from one of Kafka’s narratives or someone the author personally knew. Schmidt juxtaposes each drawing with a fragment from Kafka’s previously unpublished writings, which are here presented in the German with English translations. The texts are not meant to explain the images, nor the images the texts. There is nevertheless a correlation between the works of the two artists: for Kafka, writing was an inner necessity. He created his characters by wrestling with, rejecting, molding, and inventing language—a creative process that Pavel Schmidt deliberately explores in his work. The cycle has been previously exhibited in Zürich, Berlin, Prague, New York, and Princeton.

    Panel discussion and opening reception Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
    Panel Discussion:
    Opening Remarks: Prof. John Hamilton (Harvard). Critical Engagements: Prof. Stanley Corngold (Princeton), Prof. Judith Ryan (Harvard), Prof. Andreas Kilcher (Zürich), and Prof. Almut-Barbara Renger (Berlin).Response: Pavel Schmidt

    This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Departments of Comparative Literature and German, and made possible with support from the Consulate of Switzerland and Pro Helvetia.


    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    24 Quincy Street, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free


    General Day and Time Info:

    Sert Gallery: Tues-Sun: 1:00-5:00 pm


    Phone: 617-495-3251


    Accessibility Info:


    Official Website

    Facebook Comments

    Member Reviews

    There are currently no reviews/comments for this event. Be the first to add a review/comment , and let folks know what you think!

      • State & Local Resources

        Massachusetts Vacation


         

      © 2013 - ArtsBoston - All Rights Reserved.

      Contact Us | Privacy Policy/Terms of Service | Site Feedback