Join us for an opening reception and program for The Magnes Collection’s newest exhibition, Cities and Wars: Roman Vishniac in Berlin and Jerusalem 1947/1967.
In person at The Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Reception at 5:00 pm | Program at 5:45 pm
Program features curatorial introduction of Cities and Wars and a conversation with Magnes Curator Francesco Spagnolo and Media Studies Professor Emma Fraser.
The Magnes Collection is currently processing the Roman Vishniac Archive. Materials from the archive are not yet available.
About Emma Fraser
Emma Fraser is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Studies and the Berkeley Center for New Media at UC Berkeley. Emma’s work examines the relation between ruin and contemporary experience, particularly in post-War Western Europe and post-industrial America. Emma has also researched the ways in which cities decline and fall apart; the relations between digital media and fragmentation, and modern visions of the apocalypse. Walter Benjamin’s work on rubble and history is central to these investigations, and her approach was developed from her own close field study of the Berlin of Benjamin’s Childhood, including the post-war and post-reunification remnants and relics that remain in the city. She is currently working on a book about ruins and digitality.