On Homelessness: Discussion of place and displacement in poetry and the visual arts, from Paul Celan to Edmund de Waal’s own works as an artist and writer.
For the British Art Lecture 2015, Edmund de Waal will talk about the relationship between poetry and contemporary art. Reflecting on what it means to be an artist who writes, he will examine the passionate interweaving of words and art, the visual impact of poetry and ideas of transcription and quotations in the work of Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer and Agnes Martin.
Edmund de Waal discusses the US edition of The White Road: Journey into Obsession, covering his globe-trotting efforts to understand clay’s mysterious allure and his lifelong fascination with the material. The talk will be followed by a book signing.
To launch the Canadian edition of The White Road, Edmund de Waal chronicles a global obsession with porcelain, its art and alchemy and the mapping of desire that he traces in the new book. The talk will be followed by a book signing.
Edmund de Waal returns to the NYPL for the first talk about The White Road in his US book tour. Together with Paul Holdengräber, he explores the draw of ‘white gold’ and its tactile and emotional impact on his work and the world. The talk will be followed by a book signing.
To launch the Dutch edition of The White Road, Edmund de Waal will deliver an illustrated lecture on his new book, its research and writing. This talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing.
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In this special lecture, Edmund de Waal will reflect on his work as a writer and maker, drawing on aspects of cultural history from poetry through to music.
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