"Revolutionary Eye" Exhibition Artist Speaks on Life, Art, and the Former East Germany

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Hoover Library and Archives hosted a wine and cheese reception for Wolfgang Janisch, the featured artist in the exhibition "Revolutionary Eye: The Political Poster Art of Wolfgang Janisch: 1979–1999." During the event Janisch, an East German artist and activist, spoke about his life, his work on display in the exhibit, and his experiences living in the GDR.

The exhibit is open to the public through December 16. The Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, located at the Hoover Institution on the Stanford University campus, adjacent to Hoover Tower, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. More than forty of Janisch's posters are included in the exhibition as well as a video interview of the artist and screenings of the 1993 documentary film That Was the GDR (licensed by DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst).