Gallery talk with Brook Henkel and visiting artist Sven Sandberg

- Griffith Arts Center 123

Presented in conjunction with the exhibitions German Modernism: Sound and Vision and Sven Sandberg: Paintings, on display at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery from February 19 to April 10, 2024.

German Modernism
Käthe Kollwitz, Das Opfer (The Sacrifice), from the portfolio Krieg (War), 1922-1923, woodcut, SLU 76.14

Brook Henkel holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages from Columbia University and taught at Haverford College before joining St. Lawrence University in 2016. His research interests include German film, early and avant-garde cinema, literary modernism, media theory and history, and interrelations between science, literature, and visual culture. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in New German CritiqueSeminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, and several edited volumes. At St. Lawrence, Henkel teaches all levels of German language and Film Studies courses (in English) on New German Cinema, European Cinema, Science & Cinema, and topics in the theory and history of film and media. He is currently co-chair of the new Digital Media & Film Department.

Visiting artist Sven Sandberg received an MFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2016. He has exhibited primarily in Ireland and the United States, including at the 2016 RDS Visual Art Awards, where he was a joint recipient of the R.C. Lewis-Crosby Award. In 2018, he received an Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artists Award. His paintings are in public and private collections in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including the Arts Council of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. He currently lives in London.

Free and open to the public. 

Special thanks to St. Lawrence University’s Arts Collaborative for funding these exhibitions.