Empathy is a term we hear a lot, but what does it mean and how does it work? Looking back through art history, we find many moments when art has allowed us to share in the feelings of others. We will be looking at works by Kathe Kollwitz's, Maya Lin and the memorials they united the world with. While Ghana thinktank is working today that engenders empathy between groups of people often separated by borders, continents, or ideological divdes
You can argue that all art is political in some way. Even a pile of yarn or landscape painting can be interpreted through a political context. But the various moments of the 20th century are political in obvious ways. We're going to dive into Kathe Kollwitz and the German war. Then the Russian revolution by Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir tatlin and lastly Pablo Picasso. We have to consider how each of these works is political, how each artis used the material and platforms of their own times to make unforgettable statements, and how these approaches might inform our own modes and means of expression.