29.01.18

Freedom versus Liberation

The Jac. P. Thijsse/Wilhelmina Minis van de Geijn Lab and the Pierre Kemp/Thérèse Cornips Lab organize the first Reading Group on Monday 29 January from 18:00 - 21:00. This month's text selection is made by Van Eyck participant Alexandra Phillips and examines friction that often occurs between the collective (as it is perceived) and the individual (as it is felt). As time is always in motion, and histories contain points of views, it comes as no surprise that, in the name of order and cohesiveness, many ideas, concepts and particularities are omitted. This set of texts prompts reflection expectations’ ability to both limit and expand possibilities. What happens when things do not align perfectly? When there is more to the story than can be congealed into a simple tidy narrative? What are the ramifications of acknowledgement?

The selected fragments are:

EXCURSION TO THE MOUNTAINS Franz Kafka 1911
BLACK IS A COLOR Raymond Saunders 1967
FIRST SORROW Franz Kafka 1921
NYTIMES REVIEW James R. Mellow 1969
STRANGER IN THE VILLAGE James Baldwin 1953

We will meet at 18.00 in the Library at the Van Eyck. Please RSVP if you would like to attend: yasmine.ostendorf@janvaneyck.nl

Thursday 1 February
18:30 - 21:30
Location: Pierre Kemp Lab (library)

Image: Aida Muluneh's project "the world is 9" 

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