Cambridge Festival of Ideas - Extreme sculpture: Politics and monuments in Germany, 1918-1945

20 October 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

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This illustrated slide lecture is given by Anglia Ruskin University's Dr Nina Lübbren. It examines the ways in which sculpture shaped and responded to the extreme political shifts in early twentieth-century Germany.  The era was marked by contradictions: from abstract war memorials to fascist monuments, from the representation of broken male bodies to the celebration of athletic nudes, from Expressionism to Classicism. Sculpture is particularly sensitive to regime changes because of its public and monumental character. You will gain insights into the fascinating and fantastic sculpture made in Germany during the Weimar years 1919-1932 and the equally fascinating dark history of Nazi sculpture 1933-1945.

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

20 October 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

On the day of the event please collect a token from the Fitzwilliam Museum.