Humanities Forum, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Wednesday, April 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery.
In conjunction with the display of Book of Lies at the Library Gallery (more here), Los Angeles-based artist and curator Corazon del Sol will discuss the exhibition, which was conceived of—but ultimately left unfinished—by her mother, conceptual artist Eugenia P. Butler. Del Sol will examine the lie as a human strategy for coping with life, and how artists use the lie to explore our relationship with the truth.
Butler’s Book of Lies project began in 1991 and examined how other artists use “the lie to explore our relationship with the truth.” Known for her collaborations and interactions with other artists, Butler held three artist dinners where she asked her guests to consider the questions, “What is the lie with which I am most complicit?” and “What is the truth that most feeds my life?”
Conceived as a global conversation about truth and lies held through the medium of works of art and poetry, Book of Lies is a book that is not a book, a work of art made of other works of art using the lie to explore our relationship with truth. Book of Lies examines the lie as a human strategy using examples drawn from personal experiences including childhood, love, and war.
The exhibition Book of Lies is curated by Corazon del Sol and circulated by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Admission is free.
Image: Tom Marioni, Pi Is a Lie, 2005.
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