a book launch at the Drawing Center in New York
Slought Foundation, in collaboration with the Drawing Center and The French Department and La Maison Française of New York University, is pleased to announce "Celebrating Hélène Cixous and Maria Chevska | Ex-Cities Book Launch." This event will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 6:00-7:30pm at The Drawing Center in New York City. French author and theorist Hélène Cixous and collaborating British artist Maria Chevska will be present, with brief remarks by Avital Ronell, Judith Miller, Eric Prenowitz, Jean-Michel Rabaté, and Aaron Levy, and a reception.
The book launch follows a public lecture by Hélène Cixous entitled "The Flying Manuscript" from 2-4pm at La Maison Française of New York University (16 Washington Mews at University Place). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (212-998-8750).
Ex-Cities, a new release in the Contemporary Artist Series at Slought Books, arises from a shared concern for displacement and exile in the work of Cixous and Chevska. Visual documentation of "Vera's Room," an installation by Chevska in the Slought Foundation galleries, is interspersed throughout Cixous' text exploring the relation of art and literature to cities and their destruction. This bilingual publication includes a companion audio CD of the author reading, as well as a foreword by Eric Prenowitz and contributions by editors Aaron Levy and Jean-Michel Rabaté. Co-published with the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Pennsylvania.