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Art Talk Live: Hans-Christian Schink’s Traffic Projects German Unity

Color landscape photograph of fields and bridge.
Hans-Christian Schink, German, A 38, Schkortleben Bridge [1], 1999. Chromogenic print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, 2021.74. © Hans-Christian Schink. Courtesy Kicken Berlin and Galerie Rothamel Erfurt/Frankfurt.

Gallery Talk

Curator Lynette Roth will speak with artist Hans-Christian Schink about his large-scale photograph A 38, Schkortleben Bridge [1] (1999), which is part of his series Traffic Projects German Unity. They’ll discuss how the work raises key issues about German identity—from the time when the country was first reunified to this day.

Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
Hans-Christian Schink, artist

This talk is part of a series inspired by ReFrame, a museum-wide initiative to reimagine the function, role, and future of the university art museum. These talks examine difficult histories, foreground untold stories, and experiment with new approaches to the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, reflecting the concerns of our world today.

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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Art Talks Live are presented via Zoom every other Tuesday at 12:30pm (ET) and offer an up-close look at works from our collections with our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students.

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