WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams College senior Jenny Tang of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Graduate Scholarship. The DAAD gives highly qualified students the opportunity to complete an independent study in Germany or enroll in a full master’s degree program at a German university.
Tang will spend a year on a research project at Humboldt University in Berlin titled "The Politics of Documenta 5: Harald Szeeman and the Exhibition of Social Critique," with professor Charlotte Konk in the Department of Art and Visual History. Szeeman curated "Documenta 5, a Holocaust memorial," in 1972. The project will be about theories of visual display and exhibition theory. Tang also plans to take courses at the university.
Tang spent Winter Study of her junior year in Berlin researching Holocaust memorials. She also studied abroad in London in fall of her junior year at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Tang has spent summers interning at Art.
At Williams, Tang is an art history major. She has served as a teaching assistant in the art history department, student trustee on the Gaudino Board, and co-president of the Williams College Museum of Art Student Advisory Committee.
Tang plans to pursue graduate work in media and film studies and critical theory after her year in Berlin.