Emily Jacir is an interdisciplinary artist that investigates issues surrounding translation and resistance, questioning the notion of the archive. One of her recent works that she presented at dOCUMENTA (13), ex libris (which translates to "from books"), is a collection of 178 photographs taken of books. These books are regarded as abandoned property at the Jewish National Library in West Jerusalem, but restitution of these books has yet to take place. Jacir's work is an attempt to keep these things from slipping away into history. In a way, she is creating a counter-archive, one that exists in place of what should already be in place. Unlike the other lectures in this series, Jacir's will be held at ASU Art Museum and begin at 5:30 p.m.
NEXT EVENT: Thursday March 19
2:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Grant Street Studios, Downtown Phoenix campus