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Studio Lecture Series with Katarina Burin

"The Perfect Lie"
Katarina Burin's presentation will focus on her latest and long-term project involving Czechoslovakian architect Petra Andrejova-Molnár, later to be known as P.A. 
“Then and now, P.A. questions notions of authorship and authenticity, the relationship between gender and the archive, and the historical tension between national identity and internationalist aspiration. Alongside the production of P.A.’s works, Burin mobilizes the tropes and techniques of contemporary museological and academic discourse to establish the artistic persona of a figure who may not have actually existed but just as easily could have, pointing along the way to the mutability of the historical record itself. As Burin herself has noted, it is ultimately less important that P.A. is a fiction than that we encounter her as a previously unknown player in this historical milieu. In filling in for the figures we don’t encounter in dominant historical narratives—those whose proper names are no longer available to us—she calls attention to their very real absence.” Jacob Proctor 
The Studio Lecture Series is sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art.
Image:  P.A.-Molnár at the house on Csatárka Street, Budapest, ca. 1931



Thursday, November 10, 2016. 05:30 PM


Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building, 355 Roth Way


Department of Art & Art History




Free and open to the public.