An Evening with Siri Hustvedt


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The novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt (born 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota, lives and works in Brooklyn) studied literature at New York's Columbia University, where she wrote her doctoral thesis on Charles Dickens. She has published numerous essays and lectured e.g. at the Prado, Madrid, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on artists such as Richard Allen Morris, Kiki Smith, and Gerhard Richter, as well as Louise Bourgeois and Annette Messager. At the same time, she is interested in psychoanalysis and neurobiology and explored these subjects, for example, in her novel "The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves" (2010). As part of the international Schelling lecture Series at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 2010, she delivered a lecture "Embodied Visions: What Does it Mean to Look at a Work of Art?", which bridges the gap between the two issues. She also teaches in the department of psychiatry of Cornell University's Weill Medical College.

Thus far, she has published six novels, including the international bestseller "The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves" and "The Summer Without Men" (2011), as well as the essay collections "Living, Thinking, Looking" (2012), "Being a Man" (2006), and "Yonder" (1998). She gained international renown with her novel "What I Loved" (2003).

The lecture "My Louise Bourgeois" was followed by a conversation between Siri Hustvedt and Okwui Enwezor. In English.

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