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Clive van den Berg - "Excessive Narratives, Secret Histories: Art, Design, and the South African Archive"

  • Lehman Auditorium, Altschul, Barnard College (map)

Clive van den Berg has designed and curated many of South Africa's most significant heritage installations: the Women's Gaol & Prison #4 at Constitution Hill, the Worker's Museum, the Kimberley Legislature, and Freedom Park. His studio art practice has similarly explored issues of memory and memorialization in the face of silence and forgetfulness. In this lecture, he presents his own work, and meditates on the possibility of giving form to what escapes the order and the authority of the page in a nation whose diverse histories have rarely been given voice.

Sponsored by Engendering Archives, a project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, with support from the Program in Museum Anthropology, the Departments of Anthropology, and Art History, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, and the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture