Considering Forgiveness

Edited by Aleksandra Wagner with Carin Kuoni, and curatorial advice by Matthew Buckingham, New York: Vera List Center for Art and Politics, 2009
284 pages, color throughout, index & bibliography, $24
Essays, interviews, personal narratives, artistic contributions, and documentation –most of them commissioned for this occasion—are openings into the many political and personal spaces where forgiveness resides, in fields as diverse as human rights, art, architecture, psychoanalysis, and sociology. From reconciliation efforts in Rwanda to the quest for gay rights, from landfill reclamation to Presidential pardons, an international cast of scholars and artists explores and questions the many varied forms of forgiveness.

Inspired by the 2005-06 cycle of programs, Considering Forgiveness features textual and visual contributions commissioned for this publication from scholars, activists and artists, including Anne Aghion, Ayreen Anastas, Gregg Bordowitz, Omer Fast, Rene Gabri, Andrea Geyer, Mark Godfrey, Sharon Hayes, Sandi Hillal, Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman, Susan Hiller, Julia Kristeva, Lin + Lam, Jeffrey Olick, Brian Price, Jane Taylor, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.

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