Mid-Sentence | T. Fleischmann and Kate Zambreno

Mon. Apr 29, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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Two writers discuss writing the body, the essay form, and more.

In their new books, T. Fleischmann and Kate Zambreno reflect on life and art through autobiographical narratives. Inspired by the lectures of Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges, Zambreno's Appendix Project collects eleven talks and essays written in the the year following the publication of Book of Mutter, Zambreno's book on her mother's passing. Fleischmann's Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through investigates embodiment, visual art, history, and loss. Their work interrogates important issues: How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies?

Art is vital to both books. T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s artworks—piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles—as a path through questions of love and loss, violence and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality. Similarly, in her first essay, Zambreno meditates on artistic practice in the context of the painter On Kawara's Date Paintings. The authors join us for a conversation on the essay form, gender and sexuality, and finding community.

Mid-Sentence presents a series of conversations with groundbreaking literary voices. Indie authors and cult favorites explore the intersections between literature and lived experience.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018