Confounding Expectations: Photography and the Arts - Seeing Double: Exile Artists Interpret Their Homelands

Aperture at The New School Wed 8 Dec 2004 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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The late Edward Said described the inner state of the émigré as beset with a nagging awareness of two homes. This contrapuntal awareness has provoked remarkable bodies of works, particularly among artists who return home, however briefly, to measure their new American-bred sensibilities against the realities of their histories.

Shirin Neshat,
American film installation artist (originally from Iran)
Sylvia Plachy, American photographer and author of Self Portrait With Cows Going Home about exile from Hungary (Aperture Foundation, fall 2004)
Walid Raad, (The Atlas Group), American multimedia artist (originally from Lebanon); Vera List Center 2004-2005 Fellow

Amei Wallach
, critic and writer

The lecture is part of the Aperture Foundation Lectures: "Confounding Expectations: Photography and the Arts," and presented by the Photography Departments of The New School and Parsons School of Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation. This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "Homeland."