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In Search of Truth: February Program The second program in the In Search of Truth series is a panel discussion on the role of truth and truthfulness in education. Members of our student council invite Dr. Kelly Kent, neuroscientist and member of the Culver City School Board, and Catherine McTamaney, associate professor of the Practice of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University, to discuss the social responsibility of teachers, the sociopolitical context of teaching methods and teaching objectives, and the importance of critical thinking in times of fake news, alternative facts, and conspiracy theories.
#WendeCollectionReflection: Poster for Coming Out Get an inside look at the Wende Collection from our staff who will be sharing insight into their favorite pieces over the coming weeks. Presented in conjunction with #WendeOnline. This week's episode features Chloe Ginnegar, the Wende's Communications and Administrative Manager, on a poster for the East German film Coming Out.
Flower Power Space: The Soviet Hippie Community The nineteenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Juliane Fürst, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the department “Communism and Society” at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.
#WendeCollectionReflection: Renate Müller's Toy Snail Get an inside look at the Wende Collection from our staff and volunteers who will be sharing insight into their favorite pieces over the coming weeks. Presented in conjunction with #WendeOnline. This week's episode features Christine Rank, the Wende's Head of Collections, on a toy snail produced by famed East German toy designer Renate Müller.
Domestic Spaces: Soviet Objects and Geopolitical Imagination in India and Cuba The 41st Cold War Spaces interview with Sudha Rajagopalan, Senior Lecturer East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.
Art Past Present with Chelle Barbour The 7th Art Past Present with Chelle Barbour–curator, writer, and multimedia artist. While her initial foray into the arts began in theatre, Chelle's work has expanded into a fully engaged art practice of curating, writing, photography, digital video, collage, and painting.
Sichong Xie, durational performance in conjunction with her guardhouse installation Memory Structure, Scaffold Series, 2022 Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sichong Xie’s guardhouse installation, Memory Structure, Scaffold Series, features objects and arrangements emblematic of memory and temporality: bamboo scaffolding, embroidery on industrial mesh, and a set of laser-engraved drawings that will fade from continual exposure to light, through which the artist reimagines architectural drawings created by her grandfather in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By incorporating a hand-built bamboo scaffold behind the guardhouse, Xie metaphorically speaks to the invisible labor of workers often hidden behind the industrial mesh and scaffolding ubiquitous to construction sites. In this durational performance, Xie bounces on a trampoline and we see her body obscured to varying degrees according to different camera angles and distance.
#WendeCollectionReflection: Bela Czene's Dibbling at the State Farm of Fertõd Get an inside look at the Wende Collection from our staff and volunteers as they share insight into their favorite artifacts and artworks, presented in conjunction with #WendeOnline. This week's episode features Courtney Lamb, the Wende's Curatorial intern, on Bela Czene's painting "Dibbling at the State Farm of Fertod," on view in the exhibition Questionable History.
Skilled Worker for Textile Technology Professions in Focus (Berufe Im Bild), which ran from 1976–1990, was a monthly East German television program intended to introduce graduating students to different jobs. This episode focuses on the textile industry.
Bill Aron & Yevgeniy Fiks Interviews Interviews with Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks, conducted by Cali Nathanson for the exhibition Soviet Jewish Life.