Fritz Koenig’s Sphere, the Trauma of 9/11, and the Politics of Memory

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and responding to a vibrant popular and academic debate about the role and function of public monuments this exhibition explores interrelated themes surrounding the issues of public monuments, memory, trauma, postmemory, and the power of art to represent the past, mark physical locations, and mediate fundamental human experiences across time.

Fritz Koenig’s Great Caryatid Sphere (1971) amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center towers after 9/11. Photo Michael Reiger / FEMA Photo Library

Fall 2021

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Curated by Holger A. Klein, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History

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