Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft

Kressengartenstraße 2, 90402 Nürnberg, Phone: +49 (0)911 241 562 | Fax: +49 (0) 911 241 563, Email , Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 2 – 6pm
Vortrag / Lecture von / by Sasha Rossman (Kunsthistoriker / Art historian, Universität Bern)
Friday, 23. October 2020, 7:00 PM

On the occasion of the exhibition “Humour Then” (03.09. – 01.11.2020) by Lise Soskolne, the art historian Sasha Rossman will talk about strategies of storage and humour.

We are very pleased to be able to hold the lecture on site at the Kunstverein. Since the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask for registration in advance at mail@kunstvereinnuernberg.de or +49 (0) 911 241 562 during our opening hours.

Sasha Rossman is an art historian who teaches at the University of Bern. He is currently completing a dissertation at UC Berkley on 17th-century tables. He has also been variously involved in other things related to contemporary art, and briefly attended art school with Lise Soskolne in 2008. His talk in her show “Humour Then” addresses the roles that humor and storage place in Soskolne’s work. The talk proposes loosely reading the paintings on view in the Kunstverein Nürnberg through the lens of Freud’s analysis of the technique and “labor” of jokes. In doing so, it considers the “work” that jokes and forms of storage play in the artist’s practice. What is it that jokes, paintings, binders and other container units have in common?

The lecture will be held in English. The lecture will be held in accordance with the currently valid guidelines of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. These include social distancing, the wearing of masks in all inside spaces and contact tracing.