This Place Community Forum

Installation view of work by Gilles Peress, This Place, 2014, DOX Center for Art, Prague, Czech Republic

You’re invited to participate in a conversation about the Tang Teaching Museum’s upcoming exhibition, This Place, led by Skidmore students.

On Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm, we will hold an open-community forum and conversation about potential programming in regards to the upcoming exhibition taking place in the Wachenheim Gallery from February 3, 2018 through April 22, 2018.

This Place is a photographic exploration of Israel and the Occupied West Bank, and was initiated by the French photographer Frédéric Brenner in 2005, after he spent more than 20 years exploring Jewish identity and diaspora. He felt that it was imperative to consider the role of “otherness” in both the Jewish and modern Israeli identity and to interrogate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of the outsider.

The subject matter of This Place — whose themes include history, politics, and religion — is richly interdisciplinary, with broad points of entry for faculty across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. We plan to hold a number of events at the Tang including lectures, screenings, and performances highlighting various points of view and experiences related to this exhibition. While we already have a number of events planned, we want to hear what kind of events the Skidmore and greater Capital Region community are interested in us organizing.

Through this conversation we hope to open up a space for everyone to share ideas and suggestions about the voices you would like to hear from and the programming you would like to see affiliated with the exhibition.

This event is organized by the Tang Student Advisory Council.

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