“Miriam Mörsel Nathan: Memory of a time I did not know…”
Curated by Steven Cushner
Through Dec. 17, 2010
Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington D.C. JCC
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
But it’s also worth noticing that her approach is a constructive, rather than destructive one. Where Calvino’s Paraggi was so traumatized by the prospect of documenting the present that he had to try to relive the past, Mörsel Nathan chooses not to be paralyzed by her lack of information about her aunt. Instead, she uses her lack of information to speculate about the truth. Confusing that conjecture with the truth would be madness, but it would be equally maddening to refuse to recognize that the mythology of the Greta series has truthful and real components.
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