In the context of its fourth international working group meeting, Women Mobilizing Memory presents an art exhibition and a conference. The public is cordially invited.
ART EXHIBITION: "INTIMATE ARCHIVES: CONNECTIVE HISTORIES" at the Leroy Neiman Gallery, September 7-18, 2015.
New York artists Susan Meiselas, Lorie Novak, Simone Leigh, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed;
Berlin-based Armenian artist Silvina der Meguerditchian;
Santiago-based artist Paz Errazuriz;
and Istanbul artists Aylin Tekiner and the Truth Justice Memory Center.
Co-curators Isin Önöl and Katherine Cohn.
Opening Reception, September 8, 5-7 p.m.
Artists’ Roundtable, Moderated by Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts
7:30 – 9 p.m., East Gallery, Buell Hall.
Buell Hall, September 10, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Examining the politics of cultural memory from the perspective of social difference, this international conference will analyze strategies by which artists, scholars and activists have succeeded in mobilizing the memory of political and social violence to promote redress, social justice, and a democratic future. The conference features members of a multi-year transnational and interdisciplinary working group that is bringing to New York discussions generated in Chile and Turkey. Roundtables will address protest actions and their efficacy, ranging from the “Saturday Mothers” to “Black Lives Matter;” strategies for mobilizing political action around memory sites in Istanbul, Santiago and New York; and the ways in which lives touched by political violence and social death can be reanimated through writing and art. Exploring resonances and connections among divergent histories of violence, the conference will also explore the limits of such comparative work, while attempting to forge a feminist practice of solidarity and co-resistance.
WISHING TREE COMMEMORATIVE PUBLIC EVENT
Sponsors: Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference and its Women Creating Change Initiative; University Seminars; School of the Arts; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Columbia Global Centers; Oral History Research Office; Heyman Center for the Humanities; Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Department of English and Comparative Literature; Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies; Armenian Center; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Diversity and Community Affairs; Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics; Sabanci University.