2 Damn Good Lecture Events in NY

Tuesday, 18 November
Christian Boltanski: The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski
Columbia University, Maison Française – 515 West 116th St
6-8pm, $0.

Artist Christian Boltanski will deliver the Fall 2008 Eugene J. Sheffer Distinguished Lecture. His work focuses on memory and loss, as well as the question of authenticity in autobiography and identity.

Wednesday, 19 November
International Pastimes:
Bosko Blagojevic and S.C. Squibb – In Search of an International
Emily Harvey Foundation – 537 Broadway
7pm, $0.

From the write-up: “The resurgent American nationalism is a vast and resplendent irony, an incongruity working in two directions. In the first, it is a properly spectacular reduction of an entire nation to the behavior and inhabitants of its federal government.”


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