Art Talk Live: Käthe Kollwitz and the South African Left

Date: 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

German artist Käthe Kollwitz’s reception in the Global South has only recently begun to be considered. Known for its socialist and anti-war sentiments, her work was largely introduced to South Africa by exiles fleeing Nazism, and her prints became an important touchstone for many of the country’s politically minded artists in the years leading up to and during apartheid.

Looking to Kollwitz’s 1905 cycle, Peasant’s War, Jessica Williams will explore how these images circulated among South Africa’s Left and how her work came to influence an entirely new generation of lesser-known modernists.

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