Can we put in words everything we see?
Deutsches Haus at NYU (42 Washington Mews, New York, N.Y.) will present "On Visual Writing. A Conversation between Ulf Erdmann Ziegler and Cynthia Browne" on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Based on three short quotes from the Deutsches Haus writer-in-residence's novels – which will be read in English and in German – Ulf Erdmann Ziegler and Cynthia Browne will try to elaborate ideas of the visual, comparing European and U.S. cultures: Why be sensual? What's wrong with modernism? How American is the vernacular? Can we put in words everything we see?
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler is a German fiction writer, author of essays, and an art critic. His novels are published by Suhrkamp in Germany. Ziegler once started out as a photographer and will exhibit Various Small Grunewalds - a series of night shots taken in Berlin's quarter of Grunewald in 2015/2016 - in the gallery of Deutsches Haus at NYU. Join us for the opening on November 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Cynthia Browne is a writer and anthropologist based in Cambridge, MA. She is currently completing her doctorate in social anthropology at Harvard University with a specialization in media. Recently published essays cover topics in contemporary art, photography and landscape, and social aesthetics.
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"On Visual Writing. A Conversation between Ulf Erdmann Ziegler and Cynthia Browne" is presented with the generous support of the Deutscher Literaturfonds