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10 Dec 2007

Laurel Reuter and Lawrence Weschler: A Conversation

Dec 10, 2007 At SITE Santa Fe

The Disappeared Collaborative Project presents Chief Curator and Founding Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art Laurel Reuter in dialogue with Lawrence Weschler, essayist in The Disappeared catalogue and long-time writer for The New Yorker. Weschler’s 1987-89 series on Brazil and Uruguay first introduced the subject of the disappeared to many in the United States. His books on political reportage include The Passion of Poland and A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers. His most recent work is Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences. Weschler, awarded a Lannan Award for Nonfiction in 1999, is currently director of the New York Institute for Humanities at New York University.

In this conversation, Reuter, curator of Los Desaparecidos/The Disappeared, and Weschler will discuss the artistic, social, and political significance of the artists and works in DCP exhibitions and events. As Reuter writes in her catalogue essay: Art born of the need to tell. When Identity, a collaborative installation by thirteen Argentinean artists, opened in Buenos Aires, three people discovered their long-hidden identities. They have been taken at birth from those who opposed the government and adopted into military families. Through such art these artists fight amnesia in their own countries as a stay against such atrocities happening again.


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