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BUILDING ART & MEMORY: A PERSONAL EXPLORATION INTO JEWISH IDENTITY & THE HOLOCAUST

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Professor Robert Katz (University of Maine at Augusta)

in conversation with

Dr Aaron Rosen (King’s College London)

Katz will speak about his practice as a sculptor, and show selections from his film Were the House Still Standing: Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust (2004), followed by Q&A.

Katz is an installation artist and sculptor who works mostly in welded steel. His art has been featured in exhibitions throughout the USA and he has served as a visiting artist at numerous universities. Katz is the designer of the outdoor sculpture, Dwelling of Remembrance: A Holocaust Memorial in Scarsdale, New York as well as the Slivka Holocaust Memorial in Portland, Maine. His presentations and film projects have been featured at international conferences in Poland, Canada, China, Israel and England. Katz grew up in New York City and received his Bachelor of Arts from NYU and his MFA from the University of Montana. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Maine at Augusta where he teaches courses in sculpture, design and drawing. Katz has most recently organized an international symposium, Exploring Women’s Testimony: War, Revolution, Genocide.

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