Symposium "Am Abgrund der Bilder"
“To write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric”, noted Theodor W. Adorno in 1949—and thus also questioned other forms of artistic engagement with the Holocaust. The symposium Am Abgrund der Bilder, which takes place in the context of the exhibition of the same name in the St. Matthäus-Kirche in Berlin, looks at various forms of artistic engagement with the Holocaust. What could be appropriate artistic forms of remembrance? Is it possible to approach the Shoah in images? The symposium takes up these questions and brings them into discussion with international image scholars, philosophers and philosophers of religion.
With lectures by Gideon Greif, Thomas Macho, Almut Shulamit Bruckstein, Hubertus von Amelunxen and Lukas Töpfer. Moderated by Julia Voss.
The opening lecture will be given by Benjamin Buchloh on 31 August at 7 pm.
In cooperation with Alien Athena Foundation for Art, Bard College Berlin, Evangelische Akademie zu Berlin, Stiftung Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt, and Deutsche Postcode Lotterie.