THE ARTS SOCIETY NORTH EAST CHESHIRE
THE ARTS SOCIETY NORTH EAST CHESHIRE
Click here for previous lectures

DateLecture
14 March 2018COUNTER MEMORIALS - GERMANY'S POST WORLD WAR 2 CULTURE OF APOLOGY AND ATONEMENT
11 April 2018THE SACRED ART OF BURMA
09 May 2018THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE TUDOR WALL-PAINTINGS AT BRAMALL HALL CHESHIRE
13 June 2018VOTES FOR WOMEN, ART, SUFFRAGETTES AND FEMALE POLITICIANS

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the lecture

COUNTER MEMORIALS - GERMANY'S POST WORLD WAR 2 CULTURE OF APOLOGY AND ATONEMENT ANGELA FINDLAY Artist, lecturer on art in prisons in Germany & England. Wednesday 14 March 2018

With 2015 marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the subject of this talk is hugely relevant. Relatively little is known in this country about Germany’s complex post-war process of remembrance and the counter memorial movement that started there in the 1980s and continues to this day. Germany’s very specific situation rendered all traditional concepts of monuments and memorials irrelevant and inappropriate. So artists looked to create art forms that would respond to questions of apology and atonement instead. The idea behind counter memorials is to keep the memories and lessons of the past alive in the individual psyches of the people. The results are extraordinary, brave, and inspiring. With her Anglo-German roots, artistic background and years of research, Angela is in an ideal position to give insights into Germany’s on-going efforts to find artistic forms for the remembrance of the victims of one of history’s darkest periods.