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Meanwhile, in Baghdad...

November 11 – December 21, 2007

 
 
Sun, Nov 11, 20074:00 pm

Opening Reception, Reading, and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
There will be a reading by Kenneth Goldsmith at 4:00 in the gallery, and a discussion with exhibition artists Kenneth Goldsmith, Daniel Heyman, Walead Beshty, Ann Messner, and Hamza Walker from 5-6 pm in Cobb Hall Room 307.
 
Wed, Nov 14, 20077:00 pm

Screening

Iraq in Fragments, 2006
James Longley, Director

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Iraq In Fragments illuminates post?war Iraq in three acts, building a vivid picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in verit? style, with no scripted narration, the film powerfully explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis: people whose thoughts, beliefs, aspirations, and concerns are at once personal and illustrative of larger issues in Iraq today. This event is co-sponsored with The Film Studies Center and is FREE. Cobb Hall Room 425
 
Thu, Nov 15, 20077:00 pm

Concert

Souls of the Labadie Tract
David Grubbs, electronics, and Susan Howe, reading

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
The follow up to their 2005 collaboration Thiefth, Souls of the Labadie Tract consists of a new Howe text based on a Dutch Quietist sect that settled in Maryland in 1684 to await the upcoming turn-of-the-century.

This event is co-sponsored with Poem Present and will take place in Bond Chapel (1050 E. 59th St) which is on the main quadrangle of the University directly east of Cobb Hall. FREE.
 

   
   
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