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History, Violence, Disquiet

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Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans, Leopard, 2000; Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; © Luc Tuymans; photo by Ben Blackwell; courtesy David Zwirner, New York

How do we reckon with modern history’s traumas? How do the arts confront the fragmented and distancing narratives of violence presented in mass media? And how does art today conjure a psychic state that allows us to sense, question, and re-envision the collective stories of the present and past century?

This afternoon symposium explores these questions through literature, experimental theater, and visual art. Opening with an introduction by MCA Pritzker Director and Luc Tuymans co-curator Madeleine Grynsztejn, the program features a reading by writer Aleksandar Hemon; a conversation with members of the performance group Superamas; and a conversation with artist Luc Tuymans led by curator and writer Hamza Walker.

Recorded Saturday, October 2, 2010, 1 pm.

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