Artists Talk: Lecture by Stih and Schnock


Nightingale-Brown House
Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock are conceptual artists based in Berlin. In this lecture they  will introduce their working methodology, based on the collaboration between art and science, with some of their site-specific interventions as well as installations in museums, defined by them as ‘containers and carriers of memory’. By exploring how memory is formed and how it functions in public spaces and institutions their lecture introduces some installations in urban space, like their decentralized memorial "Places of Remembrance" in Berlin- Schoeneberg which is also featured in Michael Moore's new film "Where To Invade Next".
Working in the field of institutional critique they will speak about their latest gender based exhibition project "Rosie Won The War" which observes roles for working women during WWII  which led the way to positions in society today. The lecture will also discuss their environmental sculpture “Who Needs Art, We Need Potatoes” for the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, "The City As Text" for the Jewish Museum in Munich and "Lacan Doesn't Live Here Anymore" which was shown at LES Galley in New York.

Stih and Schnock were multiple artists-in-residence and have also lectured at major US universities, including Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, RISD, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, the Zuercher Hochschule der Kuenste, Bauhaus University in Weimar.  Professor Renata Stih teaches art and technology, film and media at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Dr. Frieder Schnock is a Rockefeller Fellow and has also worked as a curator in public and private collections, such as at the Museum Fridericianum in Kassel. Frieder Schnock is the director of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Artist Association in Berlin and has been teaching visual studies to film students at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin for many years.

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