Considering Forgiveness

Book launch celebration Mon 11 May 2009 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Free admission
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Considering Forgiveness is both a literal and a metaphorical meeting. In celebration of the Vera List Center's first book, edited by New School faculty member Aleksandra Wagner, many of the contributors gather to discuss the political—and personal—relevance of this controversial term.

What do we mean when we say forgiveness? Are we able to think it, and with what goals and hopes in mind? Forgiveness emerges here not as an agenda offering closure but as a strategy and form of awareness; a legal, sociological, psychological, anthropological, theological and ethical concept that demands engagement.

Aleksandra Wagner, The New School for General Studies

Ayreen Anastas, artist
Gregg Bordowitz, writer and filmmaker
Rene Gabri, artist
Andrea Geyer, artist
Sharon Hayes, artist
Lin + Lam, artists
Jeffrey Olick, scholar and writer
Brian Price, writer, chef, and radio talk show host
Jane Taylor, writer and playwright
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, psychoanalyst and scholar

This event is co-presented by D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers) and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.