Guggenheim thanks Brad Evans:Ten Years of Terror symposia
The Guggenheim Museum in New York has given thanks to Dr. Brad Evans for his contribution to their 'Ten Years of Terror' programme, during the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Dr Evans, Lecturer in Political Violence launched his Ten Years of Terror symposia through The Guardian’s Comment Is Free news source in September 2011. This project was then exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York.
Nancy Spector, Deputy Director at the Guggenheim comments:
“In a week wherein New York was flooded with documentary images and media coverage of those unforgettable days, the Ten Years of Terror program provided Guggenheim Museum visitors with an opportunity to come together and try to make sense of the attacks and subsequent political actions through ideas and language.
Paying homage to the museum's founding principles of non-objectivity, whose practitioners engaged in ongoing philosophical debates regarding aesthetics and spirituality, the film rang true as a contemporary such expression akin to many artists’ use of the power of dialogue and eloquence of words in their work.
The film also resonated with the Sackler Center's core educational method based on an inquiry approach to learning and a commitment to public discourse. We were incredibly pleased with the critical attention the film brought to the museum. The audience of artists, scholars, film appreciators, and an international representation of general museum visitors expressed equal gratitude in attending the screenings. The daily rhythm of the three screenings bracketing September 11 itself, allowed the museum to mark another similar week from the distance of ten years yet still incredibly close in our collective memory”
This project coincides with the launch of Dr Evans’ wider research project, ‘Histories of Violence’, which provides an open access resource centre which critically explores the wider problematic of violence in the context of theory, film, art, literature, theatre and personal testimonies.
Brad on the inspiration behind the Histories of Violence project