What Remains of the Day

WHAT REMAINS OF THE DAY– MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II

September 20 - November 15, 2019

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art presents What Remains of the Day: Memories of World War II, a solo exhibition by Chapel Hill-based artist Gesche Würfel exploring the history and memory of World War II and the Holocaust through landscape photography, portraiture, sound, and video. The artist intervenes in the printing process of her haunting images to “encourage the viewers to think about how the horrors of Fascism and World War II are still relevant today.” 

Photograph courtesy of GreenHill & UWF Pensacola Museum of Art

 

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, September 20 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Opening reception in presence of the artist. Suggested donation for entry. Cash Bar.

 

WWII FILM SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS

October 10 and 17, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us at the Van Dyke Performance Space for our WWII Film Screening and Discussion series produced in collaboration with the Greensboro Public Library.

 

          WHERE BIRDS NEVER SANG: THE RAVENSBRÜCK CONCENTRATION CAMP

          Thursday, October 10 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

          Ravensbrück was the largest concentration camp for women on the grounds of the German Reich.

          A PROMISE TO MY FATHER: ONE SURVIVOR'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE HOLOCAUST        

          Thursday, October 17 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

          Re-trace the steps of two Holocaust survivors as they journey back to Poland and Germany.

 

TRIANGLE JEWISH CHORALE

Sunday, October 27 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join conductor Lorena Guillén and members of the Triangle Jewish Chorale for a short concert.  All are welcome to enjoy a selection of choral compositions introducing the beauty and variety of traditional and contemporary Jewish musical works. 

 

ARTIST TALK BY GESCHE WÜRFEL

Friday, November 1 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us in the gallery for an artist’s talk by contemporary artist Gesche Würfel. Würfel will explore the history and memory of World War II through landscape photography and portraiture. Free and open to the public. Cash bar.

 

FIRST FRIDAY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY UNCG GRADUATE STRING QUARTET

Friday, November 1 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us in the gallery for First Friday with live music by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Graduate String Quartet from 7:00-8:00 PM. Suggested donation for entry. Cash bar.  

 

NORTH CAROLINA DANCE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

Friday, November 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 PM

The NC Dance Festival presents an evening of contemporary dance, featuring professional artists from across NC: Vania Claiborne, Kristin Clotfelter, and Janice Lancaster. Presented in association with Dance Project. $10 suggested donation.

 

VETERANS’ DAY WEEKEND: STAR SPANGLED GIRLS TOURING THEATRE OF NORTH CAROLINA

Sunday, November 10 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend at GreenHill by attending Star-Spangled Girls, a review built from diaries, letters, interviews, telegrams, journals by and about the women who served the United States during WWII. Five actresses portray WAC’s, WAVE’s, Army Nurses, and Red Cross volunteers as they share memories about enlistment, basic training, service at home and abroad, love, and segregation. Songs from wartime are woven throughout the production.

 

STUDENT EXHIBITION: VISUALIZING PEACE | NOVEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 31, 2019

STUDENT ARTIST RECEPTION

Friday, December 6 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Join us in the Blue Nook Studio for this invitational high school student exhibition centered on the theme of peace. Student artists will create and exhibit works focusing on their personal concepts of peace. Merit prizes will be awarded at a reception during downtown Greensboro’s Festival of Lights.

 

Images Above

©Gesche Würfel, American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer (France), 2017, archival pigment print, 30 x 37.5

©Gesche Würfel, Artificial Harbor for the Invasion of Normandy (Arromanches-les-Bains, France), 2017, archival pigment print, 30 x 37.5

©Gesche Würfel, Below Forest (Germany), 2017, archival pigment print, 30 x 37.5

©Gesche Würfel, Watch Tower (Dachau Memorial and Museum, Germany), 2017, archival pigment print, 30 x 37.5

 

What Remains of the Day Sponsors | Wells Fargo, Greensboro Jewish Federation, Printery