History of Art and Architecture

April Eisman co-curates a major retrospective exhibition of works by Angela Hampel

Professor April Eisman (HAA grad 2007) and Dr. Gisbert Porstmann have curated a major retrospective exhibition of works by Angela Hampel. Hampel rose to prominence in East Germany and remains active today in Germany’s contemporary art scene. She is one of several figures who serve as the focus of April’s current research. Her book in preparation examines female artists like Hampel who not only navigated the gendered complexities of the East German art world, but also responded in powerful creative ways to the impact of German unification in 1989 on their lives and art. Angela Hampel: Das künstlerische Werk is on view at the Städtische Galerie Dresden from May 25 to September 11, 2002. The exhibition has received positive media coverage. An illustrated scholarly catalogue accompanies the show.