• 17 MAR
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Educacional
    Forum - Chris Kraus

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    • Educacional
    • Contemporaneo

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    17 MAR 2013

    4 pm

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    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Amsterdam
    Holanda

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    The Stedelijk Museum, in collaboration with De Appel arts centre and the University of Amsterdam, proudly presents this stedelijk|forum afternoon with esteemed writer, filmmaker, and critic Chris Kraus. Kraus – known for her publications, like “Where Art Belongs” (2011), “Aliens and Anorexia” (2000), and “I Love Dick” (1997) – will present and read from her latest book, “Summer of Hate” (2012). The author will also be available for questions and a book signing.

    About “Summer of Hate”:
    Waking up from the chilling high of a near-death sex game, Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque in 2005 to reinvest some windfall real-estate gains and reengage with something approximating “real life.” Aware that the critical discourse she has used to build her career as a visiting professor and art critic is really a cipher for something else, she hopes that buying and fixing slum buildings will bring her more closely in touch with American life than the essays she writes.
    In Albuquerque, she becomes romantically involved with Paul Garcia, a recently sober ex-con who has just served sixteen months in state prison for defrauding Halliburton Industries, his former employer, of $873. Almost forty years old, Paul is highly intelligent but has only been out of New Mexico twice. With Catt’s help, he makes plans to attend UCLA, only to be arrested on a ten-year-old bench warrant en route.
    Caught in the nightmarish Byzantine world of the legal system, Catt and Paul’s empathic attempts to save each other’s lives seem doomed to dissolve. “Summer of Hate” is a novel about flawed reciprocity and American justice, recording recent events through the prism of a beleaguered romance. As lucid and trenchant as ever, Kraus in her newest novel reminds us that the writer can be a first responder of sorts when power becomes invisible, or merely banal. The Stedelijk Museum, in collaboration with De Appel arts centre and the University of Amsterdam, proudly presents this stedelijk|forum afternoon with esteemed writer, filmmaker, and critic Chris Kraus. Kraus – known for her publications, like “Where Art Belongs” (2011), “Aliens and Anorexia” (2000), and “I Love Dick” (1997) – will present and read from her latest book, “Summer of Hate” (2012). The author will also be available for questions and a book signing.

    About “Summer of Hate”:
    Waking up from the chilling high of a near-death sex game, Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque in 2005 to reinvest some windfall real-estate gains and reengage with something approximating “real life.” Aware that the critical discourse she has used to build her career as a visiting professor and art critic is really a cipher for something else, she hopes that buying and fixing slum buildings will bring her more closely in touch with American life than the essays she writes.
    In Albuquerque, she becomes romantically involved with Paul Garcia, a recently sober ex-con who has just served sixteen months in state prison for defrauding Halliburton Industries, his former employer, of $873. Almost forty years old, Paul is highly intelligent but has only been out of New Mexico twice. With Catt’s help, he makes plans to attend UCLA, only to be arrested on a ten-year-old bench warrant en route.
    Caught in the nightmarish Byzantine world of the legal system, Catt and Paul’s empathic attempts to save each other’s lives seem doomed to dissolve. “Summer of Hate” is a novel about flawed reciprocity and American justice, recording recent events through the prism of a beleaguered romance. As lucid and trenchant as ever, Kraus in her newest novel reminds us that the writer can be a first responder of sorts when power becomes invisible, or merely banal. - See more at: http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/40051/51847#sthash.2bJhAiRY.dpuf

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