Upcoming Graduate Student Opportunities!!!!

Mia tour and discussion with renowned local artist Rowan Pope
September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 13. Workshop. Holocaust Genocide and Mass Violence (HGMV) interdisciplinary graduate group kick-off meeting with pizza. 4:00pm, #710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Centerfor Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program.

 

Thursday, September 20. Tour and discussion. "Rendering a Picture of Morality" with artist Rowan Pope. 5:00 pm, Minneapolis Institute of ArtPresented by the UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

UMN graduate students are invited to join us for an exhibit tour with artist Rowan Pope, whose works relating to the Holocaust are currently on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the exhibit, "The Mn Twins: Bly and Rowan Pope."  The exhibit features Pope's work "The Liberation of Buchenwald," which is a digital photo-collage as well as a drawing; "Pink Scarves," a drawing from a Cambodian genocide survivor's story; and a portrait of Pope's friend Joe Grosnacht, a Buchenwald and Auschwitz survivor whose story inspired Pope's work.

Space limited, please let us know if you would like to join us!  Register Here.

Pope is a highly esteemed local artist whose work focuses on narrative to examine a range of human emotions, a path that can lead to a chilling view of humanity.  Mia curator Rachel McGarry writes of Pope's work, "The artistic treatment of any atrocity is not without controversy, whether the work is made to memorialize victims or prevent such horrors from repeating themselves. Particularly sensitive in this debate is the appropriation of archival footage of victims in works of art. Facing this fraught dilemma, Rowan believes that telling such stories helps us 'create a guiding ethos and moral system,' which are 'crucial to our survival.' Here he said he tried to show the survivors’ emotions 'at the moment of being liberated from a place as close to hell as I can imagine.'"