Visiting Artists & Designers

Horst Hoheisel             Andreas Knitz

The InterArts program presents German artists Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz, whose work is conceptual, public, and devoted to questions concerning memory and its vicissitudes. They have collaborated on a number of projects both in their native Germany and in Brazil and Argentina. Their work concerns the ways in which we create monuments after events that have profoundly shaken the roots of our security both physically and ideologically, and they often create works that could be called “anti-monuments.”

Their work attempts to find ways to say what needs to be said through an economy of form, space, light, and location, rather than words. Profoundly evocative, their work makes extraordinary demands on its viewers; sometimes, it works silently to promote the difficult but necessary task of mourning. In these troubled times, the project of these fine artists is especially valuable and important. A public lecture and panel discussion with the artists, joined by Rebecca Boehling and moderated by Ellen Handler Spitz, will be held on March 9 at 7:30 pm in Lecture Hall II.