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MAWA Presents: Nostalgia is Dead! Long Live Nostalgia! Theory and Beer w/ Elise Dawson

  • Duke of Kent Legion 227 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg Canada (map)

Free, everyone welcome to attend!

Elise Dawson will lead a discussion of strategies that artists have established to deal with memory, paying particular attention to the relevance and role of nostalgia in local, contemporary, feminist art practices. How do we choose to see, represent and interpret the past as artists moving toward an increasingly conscious understanding of history and the present? Nostalgia can trigger emotions to engage viewers’ attention and encourage participation in the artwork, but can nostalgia challenge us? 

Reading: Svetlana Boym,  “Nostalgia” http://monumenttotransformation.org/atlas-of-transformation/html/n/nostalgia/nostalgia-svetlana-boym.html