Artist Talk: Ottessa Moshfegh
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottessa Moshfegh presents “A Better Place” in the Fine Arts Building as part of the 2018 interdisciplinary masterclass Against All Suns.
About the Artist
Ottessa Moshfegh has been touted as a “crucial” new voice in American literature. Her prizewinning novella “McGlue” (2014) is literary and experimental, and her short stories have been published in such distinguished magazines as the Paris Review and the New Yorker. The coming together of a hip young “writer’s writer” with genre fiction has contributed to the buzz that has surrounded her novel “Eileen” since its appearance in the U.S. in 2015. More significant is that this intense, singular novel – both playful and fierce – is not exactly what it seems. – The Guardian
About Against All Suns
Against All Suns in an advanced interdisciplinary seminar presented by the Kathrine G. McGovern College of Arts at the University of Houston that explores space and power, performativity, fiction, individual and collective agency, temporality, site, inhabitation and history. In addition to the seminar, Against All Suns offers a series of co-curricular events featuring contemporary leaders in the fields of visual art, performance, philosophy, art history, creative writing, sociocultural anthropology, sound art, filmmaking and community projects.
These events are part of the 2018 DUST program, a collaboration between the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire.