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Gesche Würfel: What Remains of the Day—Memories of WWI

​​What Remains of the Day features the work of contemporary artist Gesche Würfel and explores the history and memory of World War II through landscape photography and portraiture.

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Exhibition overview

What Remains of the Day is an exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artist Gesche Würfel which explores the history and memory of World War II through landscape photography and portraiture. Uniquely, this exhibition features oral histories recorded by the artist of individuals who survived the Holocaust and World War II. According to the artist, “I was born and raised in Germany, so I have a personal relationship to the aftermath of WWII and my family’s involvement in the war. I now live in the U.S., which enables me to view my home country through a diƗerent lens. With this exhibition, I aim to create a bridge between the past and the present. The interplay of words from the survivors coupled with their portraits and images of historical sites are important for my project because it oƗers multiple interwoven perspectives.”

previously on view

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art

Greensboro, NC

September 20 – November 15, 2019

Pensacola Museum of Arts

Pensacola, FL

December 14, 2018 - March 17, 2019

Artist’s Bio

Gesche Würfel is a visual artist and Teaching Assistant Professor based in Chapel Hill, NC (USA). She received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), and a diploma in Spatial Planning from the Technical University Dortmund (Germany).

Her work has been exhibited, published, and awarded internationally. Exhibition venues include the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (USA ); Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh, NC (USA); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA, (USA); Tate Modern (UK); Goldsmiths, University of London (UK); Cornerhouse Manchester (UK); Kokerei Zollverein (Germany). She is currently exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition at the Pensacola Museum of Art, FL (USA).

Würfel is the author of Basement Sanctuaries (Schilt Publishing 2014). She is a recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and others. Würfel was named as the Juror’s Pick for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, is a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Lange-Taylor Award, and a Top 50 Critical Mass 2017 winner. Collecting institutions are the MIT Museum, MA (USA) and the Portland Museum of Art, OR (USA).

Installation Views

If you are interested in showing this exhibition, please contact:

Anna Wall

awall@uwf.edu

850 - 432 - 6247

Press

Inkweekly Exhibition Story December 13, 2018 Issue

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