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Representing Politics and the Spectacle of War

January 18, 2007
6:00 p.m.

Captivated by the politics of colonialism and war, Edouard Manet depicted the execution of the Emperor Maximilian in a series of paintings and lithographs from 1867 to 1869. In this panel discussion, scholars and artists discuss the legacy of Manet’s representation of politics and war through painting and historical documentation. Panelists include artists Sue Coe, Gilles Peress, Yinka Shonibare, and Krzysztof Wodiczko; Philip Gourevitch, editor, The Paris Review and author of We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (1998); and moderated by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Associate Professor, European Art since 1700, University of California, Berkeley. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Manet and the Execution of Maximillian.

Special Exhibitions Programs: Manet and the Execution of Maximilian (2)

  1. Edouard Manet. <i>The Execution of Emperor Maximilian</i>. 1868–69. Oil on canvas, 99 3/16 x 118 7/8" (252 x 302 cm). Kunsthalle, Mannheim. Photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim, Margita Wickenhäuser

    Representing Politics and the Spectacle of War

  2. Manet_MichaelFried-Elderfield_110806_MiriamBerkley.jpg

    A Conversation between John Elderfield and Michael Fried

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