Panel Discussion: Examining Postmemory And Transforming It Into Art

October 5, 2010

Washington DCJCC

Thursday, October 7, 7:30 pm

$10 General Public/$5 discounted member price*

FREE to Corcoran Students. Show Corcoran ID at the entrance. Let me know if you're planning to go!

With artists Muriel Hasbun and Miriam Mörsel Nathan and writer Annette Gendler. Moderated by Judy Cohen, Director of the Photo Archives of the US Holocaust Museum.

According to academic Marianne Hirsch, who coined the term, "Postmemory describes the relationship of the second generation to powerful,often traumatic, experiences that preceded their births but that were nevertheless transmitted to them so deeply as to seem to constitute memories in their own right." The artists in this conversation are drawing upon powerful family experiences which although they did not experience first-hand, continue to reverberate through their identity and their work. For more info on the panelists, see their website.

Muriel Hasbun, Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Photography