Genocide Conference Presentations: Canejo and Rosenberg

Cynthia Canejo: Poetic Responses to Social and Political Repression in Brazil by the Artist, Antonio Manuel

November 15, 1:10-2:00 p.m., in Highsmith 114 Alumni Hall
The Brazilian artist, Antonio Manuel, has responded to the repressions and massacres in Brazil during different periods in a poetic manner.  This presentation will include his artworks during the military dictatorship as well as a more recent response to the actions by the esquadrões da morte (“death squads” or groups of vigilante off-duty policemen) and an exhibition dedicated to the “discovery” of Brazil.

“tell*tale” by Amelia Rosenberg

S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, November 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Note: Amelia will be in the gallery to speak with guests about her work.
Nearly eight decades ago the Wallach brothers, Moritz and Julius, and their families were forced from their homeland due to the anti-Semitism that dictated Nazi Germany. Before their displacement, the brothers made their livelihood by collecting, creating, and reproducing German folk art. This history was studied and recounted over the past year and a half, and has resulted in a thesis paper and art exhibition. The body of artwork corresponding to this history is on display in the S Tucker Cooke Gallery, where there will be a Q&A after the symposium concludes. Amelia Rosenberg (she/her/hers) is a fourth year Art student, whose concentration is ceramic sculpture. After graduating from UNC Asheville, she will travel to Germany for an artists residency for a continuation of her thesis work. During her undergraduate education she studied the relationships between art and ancestry, specifically within the German Jewish community.

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