VERA LIST CENTER FOR ART AND POLITICS
Edited by Aleksandra Wagner with Carin Kuoni, Matthew Buckingham. Contributions by Anne Aghion, Ayreen Anastas, Gregg Bordowitz, Omer Fast, Rene Gabri, Andrea Geyer, Mark Godfrey, Sharon Hayes, Sandi Hilal with Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman, Susan Hiller, Julia Kristeva, Lin & Lam, Jeffrey K. Olick, Brian D. Price, Jane Taylor, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.
Why forgiveness, and why now? Forgiveness emerges from the pages of this book--the first in a new series that examines political issues through a variety of distinct practices--as a political, psychological and aesthetic strategy. Featuring original essays, interviews, an illustrated poem, storyboards and digital collages by the likes of theorist Julia Kristeva, curator Mark Godfrey and artists Gregg Bordowitz, Omer Fast, Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Considering Forgiveness mines this concept for its political and artistic potential. The book is edited by psychoanalyst and writer Aleksandra Wagner, with Vera List Center Director Carin Kuoni and artist Matthew Buckingham. Subsequent issues will also be edited by a collaborative team of a scholar and an artist.
A practicing psychoanalyst, Wagner is the editor of Cabinet’s 2008 issue on Shame and the 1994 Sarajevo Survival Guide. Buckingham utilizes photography, film, video, audio, writing and drawing to question the role social memory plays in contemporary life.