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Encounters with History: The Nameless Artist ...

Saturday 27 July 2013

LECTURE: Encounters with History: The Nameless Artist as the Inventor of Memory in the Case of Charlotte Salomon and her Unseen Companions, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Frida Kahlo

This lecture by Griselda Pollock follows on from her notebook about the artist Charlotte Salomon that was published as No. 028 of the dOCUMENTA (13) series “100 Notes – 100 Thoughts.” Exploring the theme of namelessness and self-naming in Salomon's single project, the series of paintingsLeben? oder Theater?, Pollock offers a radically new, non-autobiographical interpretation of an artist’s oeuvre by means of a series of imaginary encounters with major thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin, as well as several twentieth-century artists including Irma Stern and Frida Kahlo.
This Keynote Lecture is supported by the Universität Kassel.

Further information can be found on the Documenta website