German art historian to speak at SFA
September 14, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - "Art in Germany since the 1990 Political (Re)unification" will be the topic of a free public lecture to be given by Dr. Christoff Zuschlag at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Room 142 of the Liberal Arts North Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
The lecture is a joint presentation of the SFA School of Art and Department of Modern Languages.
Zuschlag, who is a professor of art history at Koblenz-Landau University, will first give a brief historical outline of what occurred in the art world in the two Germanys after 1945.
He will then concentrate on the art in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall, including Berlin's current importance as the German art capital, the New Leipziger School and the Düsseldorf School of Photography.
A native of Hannover, Germany, Zuschlag studied art history and archaeology in Heidelberg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, and interned in museums in Berlin, Vienna, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His areas of research interest include modern and contemporary art, art theory, the history and theory of art institutions, art criticism, and the art and art policy of the Third Reich.
While on campus, Zuschlag will also present guest lectures to modern languages and art history classes. His visit is sponsored in part by the SFA German Club; Office of International Programs; Student Government Association; and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.
For more information, please call Dr. David Lewis, SFA professor of art history, at (936) 468-4328.