College of Arts and Sciences
Fine Arts Department

Pigott Family Endowment Visiting Scholar Friedhelm Mennekes S.J.

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    For over thirty years the Jesuit Friedhelm Mennekes has been involved with exhibitions at the crossroads between art and religion. Mennekes has curated shows of major contemporary artists in a unique exhibition space in the middle of a functioning church in Cologne, Germany: the Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne, Center of Contemporary Art and Modern Music. He has worked artists such as Barbara Kruger, Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Anish Kapoor, David Salle, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman and Bill Viola among others. 

    Join us for a series of talks about contemporary art and sacred space.

    Friedhelm Mennekes, S. J. Lecture Series:


    Wednesday April 9, 2014
    Barbara Kruger
    Who laughs last? Moving Intervention into a Sacred Space

    Monday April 21, 2014
    James Lee Byars
    The White Mass: The One Question is in the Room

    Wednesday May 14, 2014
    Steven Holl
    Ronchamp - Seattle:
    From LeCorbusier to Steven Holl - Interactions of Light

    All talks will be at 5pm in Wyckoff Auditorium, Engineering 200