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MEMORY DESTROYS – PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE WORK OF W.G. SEBALD

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MEMORY DESTROYS – PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE WORK OF W.G. SEBALD

Shop 5, G/F Poga Bulding, 6-20 Po Tuck Street
Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong
China
March 26th, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://2p-gallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hong kong
EMAIL:  
info@2p-gallery.com
PHONE:  
+852 2803 2151
OPEN HOURS:  
Open Tue - Sat: 13:00 - 19:00 or by appointment
TAGS:  
photography
COST:  
Free but reservation ESSENTIAL

DESCRIPTION

For our March event, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery and Diorama Projects have invited writer and editor Doretta Lau to present Memory Destroys – Photographs in the Work of W.G. Sebald, a discussion on the writings of W.G. Sebald.

In her 2000 essay on W.G. Sebald A Mind in Mourning Susan Sontag asked ‘Is literary greatness still possible?...One of the few answers available to English language readers is the work of W.G. Sebald.” W.G. Sebald (1944-2001) was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and won a series of major awards for his fiction, including the Berlin Literature Prize and the Heinrich Heine Prize.   Since his untimely death, his novels The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo and Austerlitz, published in translation, and other works have continued to be the subject of seminars and conferences and tributes such as artist Jeremy Millar’s A Firework for W.G. Sebald, and Grant Gee’s recently premiered film essay Patience (After Sebald)Memory Destroys – Photographs in the Work of W.G. Sebald will be led by Doretta Lau and considers the author’s sublime use of photographs in his works, described by Susan Sontag as ‘an exquisite index of the pastness of the past’.

Doretta Lau is a writer and editor living in Hong Kong.  She contributes to Artforum, LEAP, The Wall Street Journal, SCMP, Sing Tao and Crave, and is a former Arts & Culture Editor for HK Magazine and a former Arts Writer for Time Out Hong Kong.  In 2007, she received her MFA from the Writing Division, School of the Arts at Columbia University.  She has a BA in English Literature and BFA in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia.  Prior to moving to Hong Kong, she was an editorial assistant for the literary annual NOON. Currently, she is working on a collection of short stories.


For all enquiries, including press and interview availability, please contact Davina Lee  at info@dioramaprojects.org or by telephone on +852 9196 5934 Pui Pui To at info@2p-gallery.com or by telephone on +852 2803 2151 or +852 9139 9727.

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