"Art, Archive, Opera and the Purge": William Kentridge in Conversation with David Levin

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall

From Gogol's short story of a body divided against itself, and the archive of Stalin's purges, comes William Kentridge's magical restaging of Shostakovich's opera, 'The Nose.' Kentridge, one of the world's foremost artists, is joined by opera scholar and dramaturgue David Levin to discuss his visual investigation of anarchism and anomie, power and its excesses.

This event is being held in conjunction with Professor Rosalind Morris's class, 'Cultures of Accusation' (Comparative Literature and Anthropology, CLAN 4143), and is cosponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and the Engendering Archives Project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference.