29th April Griselda Pollock in CCA

Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia invites:

Monday, 29th April at 5 PM professor Griselda Pollock presents her up-coming book After-affect/After-Image: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation (Manchester University Press, 2013) at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. The presentation is followed by questions and answers.

Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds where she is also directing a four-year research project on Concentrationary Memories. Griselda Pollock’s research has engaged with a series of artistic, cinematic and literary case studies dealing with bereavement, seduction, Holocaust survival, exile, migration and second generation transmitted trauma, in order to explore the proposition that art can be ‘a transport station of trauma’ (Bracha Ettinger). Examining the work of several different artists including Louise Bourgeois, Chantal Akerman and Vera Frenkel, the book After-affect/After-Image: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation will use psychoanalytical approaches to trauma in order investigate specific art practices as sites of transformation, blockage, encryption and dangerous failure.

Griselda Pollock is an author and editor of many books on feminist theory, visual arts, and cultural analysis, her most recent works are Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (Routledge, 2007) and Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image, co-edited with Antony Bryant (I.B. Tauris, 2010). With a current research focus on trauma, psychoanalysis and aesthetics, she is preparing a monograph on Charlotte Salomon and is currently completing a book entitled After-Image/After-Affect: Trauma and Aesthetic Inscription in the Virtual Feminist Museum. She has written extensively on contemporary women artists, museums and has curated several exhibitions including Resonance.Overlay.Interweave: Bracha Ettinger in the Freudian Space of Memory and Migration (2009). She has also co-edited a volume on Ettinger with Catherine de Zegher entitled Bracha Ettinger; Art as Com-pass(ion). A forthcoming collection, Concentrationary Cinema (Berghan, 2011), co-edited with Max Silverman, focuses on the politics of post-concentrationary representation.

You are welcome!

Griselda Pollock