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Thank you for being part of the FAS community and recognizing the importance of our vital work.
After our brief Thanksgiving break, we continue our Zoom discussions about “Identity, Art and Migration” with two Zoom conferences and a Zoom discussion about the artist Fritz Ascher:
Wednesday, December 1, 12:00-1:30pm EST
Identity and the Arts
Featuring Libby Copland, Ori Z Soltes, Deborah Tannen and Oksana Yakushko
Shaped in accordance with the theme of the current online project, “Identity, Art and Migration,” this brief conference focusses on the question of how identity is forged—and how it changes under diverse kinds of natural and unnatural duress.
Libby Copeland, Award-winning journalist and author (top left)
Deborah Tannen, University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington DC (top right)
Oksana Yakushko, Practicing Psychoanalytic Psychologist and Professor of Clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA (bottom left)
Ori Z Soltes, Teaching Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC (bottom right)
These scholars will consider how identity is shaped by genomic development; how it is affected by the physiology of transition from childhood to adulthood and by the migration from home to new and different dwelling places; and how, in particular, migrational shifts can affect artists and their creative process.
Rachel Stern, Director and CEO of the Fritz Ascher Society in New York NY
Wednesday, December 8, 12:00pm EST:
Fritz Ascher (1893-1970):
Coming back to Life
Featuring Karen Wilkin, Independent Curator and Writer, New York and Elizabeth Berkowitz, PhD, Art Historian and Project Manager, New York.
Moderated by Rachel Stern, Director and CEO of the Fritz Ascher Society, New York.