• Philippe Pirotte

  • Niklaus Largier

Philippe Pirotte and Niklaus Largier in Conversation

Senior Adjunct Curator Philippe Pirotte, who organized Agony in Effigy: Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of German and comparative literature Niklaus Largier, whose recent work explores the relation between bodily ascetic practices and the literary imagination. The discussion will expand and deepen the literary and cultural context for the exhibition’s varied and affecting historical images of physical pain and suffering.