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NYU's Casa Italiana looks at post-WWII images in Italy, Germany

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On Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo will host a symposium examining "Visual Culture in Italy and Germany after Dictatorship and War."

Its discussions will examine images prevalent from 1945-1955, a period in which both Italy and Germany were building new (and very different) identities after experiencing dictatorship and war. The symposium will present the latest research in this field and examine how films, paintings and photographs expressed themes of loss, disorientation and victimization while negotiating increasingly foreign (especially American) influences.

The event begins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 1948 film "Germania Anno Zero" by Roberto Rossellini. Friday April 9 features a full day of panel discussions, each looking individually at films, paintings and photographs during this time.

For more information about discussions and featured speakers, click here.