The Nevada Neighbors illustrated talk series in Carson City will explore why German art and culture matter when an expert speaks on Nov. 7 at the Carson City Library.Brett Van Hoesen, who has her doctorate and is an assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Nevada, Reno, will deliver the talk at 7 p.m. that Wednesday. It is part of the Capital City Arts Initiative’s Nevada Neighbors series.Preceding her talk at the library, which is at 900 Roop St., there will be an informal reception for Dr. Van Hoesen at 6:15 p.m. Her reception and the following presentation are free to the public.The speaker will examine ways in which German art and German exhibition contexts, dating from the early 20th century to the present, have played a major role in establishing aesthetics and culture in today’s contemporary art world.She will discuss German-based art practices, including Berlin Dada photomontage; New Photography from the 1920s and ’30s; Bauhaus innovations in modern architecture, design and art school curricula; and Fluxus developments in performance and sound art.
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