Dr Andrew Hennlich is an assistant professor of art at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art where he specialises in contemporary visual culture, theory and criticism. Hennlich’s research examines the relationships between memory and history in contemporary art, exploring these concepts in contemporary South African visual culture, issues of globalisation, decolonisation and post-War Germany.
He is completing a monograph, (un)Fixing the Eye: William Kentridge and the Optics of Witness, and recently curated a touring exhibition, After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, which first opened at the Richmond Centre for Visual Art at Western Michigan University, 2016. After the Thrill is Gone travelled to College of Wooster Art Museum (Wooster, OH) and will open at The Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA) on 28 March, 2018 to 26 August, 2018.
The exhibition is accompanied by a digital catalogue: https://issuu.com/rcva/docs/attig_final_publication__changes_6.