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21st September, 2017

Melancholia. A Sebald Variation

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Event Details

Date:
21st September, 2017
Time:
11:30
End Date:
10th December, 2017
Time:
17:30
Venue:
Inigo Rooms, King's College London, Somerset House East Wing
Price:
Free

 

An exhibition curated by John-Paul Stonard and Lara Feigel

Tracing its way from the ruins of Britain and Germany to the suburbs of contemporary Holland, the exhibition aims to provoke reflection about the European condition and about the nature of melancholy itself. Is it, as in Freud’s formulation, an indulgent, unproductive form of mourning? Or can it be, as for Sebald, a form of sadness that is ultimately uplifting because it enables loss to bring with it a consciousness of life and its more startling possibilities?

Alongside Dürer’s Melencolia I this exhibition will display works from a wide range of international artists, including Dexter Dalwood, Tacita Dean, Susan Hiller, Tess Jaray, Anselm Kiefer, George Shaw, Guido van der Werve, and Jeremy Wood, as well as archival materials and a film of Sebald in discussion with Susan Sontag.


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