Eugénie Paultre will invite author and poet Gabrielle Althen alongside writer and curator Barbara Polla for a three-way conversation with the audience about the genre of poetry, and its inextricable links to visual practice, philosophy and critical writing.
Held in French, the event will take place on Saturday 11 September at 3pm in the exhibition space at Hamilius centre-rue Aldringen, L 1118 Luxembourg.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Eugénie Paultre (lives in Paris and Normandy) studied then taught philosophy at the Sorbonne, and since 2010 she has devoted herself to painting and writing. She is the author of numerous essays and poetry collections in French, English, and German. Paultre has held solo exhibitions at the Institut français, Bratislava (2019), Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (2019) and Erna Hecey, Luxembourg (2020 and 2021). She has recently taken part in group exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2017), Mudam, Luxembourg (2019) and Lévy Gorvy, Paris (2021).
Gabrielle Althen is an author and poet based between Paris and Le Vaucluse. A professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, she now devotes herself to her written work. Interested in music and painting, she has written on the work of a number of painters and is a member of the jury of the Louise Labé Prize. Her most recent book, La fête invisible, was published at Gallimard earlier this year.
Barbara Polla is a writer, curator and gallery-owner based in Geneva. Doctor in Medecine (University of Geneva, 1982), Harvard fellow and visiting scholar at the Modena University (Italy), she was Director of Research at INSERM (France) from 1993 to 2000. More recently she has devoted herself to writing and curatorial work, in Switzerland and abroad. Her interest in the transmission of knowledge has led her to collaborate actively with specialists in contemporary art and to teach critical and creative writing at the HEAD (Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, Geneva).