June 5, 2012

Liao Yiwu: reading, discussion, and music at HBK Braunschweig

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

On 19 June 2012, the Chinese dissident, writer, poet, and musician Liao Yiwu will be the guest of the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) in conjunction with the Formation of Presence: President’s Choice series of events.

On this occasion, the actor Moritz Dürr from the Staatstheater Braunschweig will read from Yiwu’s book, For one Song and a Hundred Songs. A Witness Report from Chinese Prisons. Afterwards, a discussion will take place between Liao Yiwu and Frank Berberich, editor of the German edition of Lettre International. Yiwu will furthermore perform musical intermezzi and read two of his poems together with Moritz Dürr.

Liao Yiwu will be accompanied in Braunschweig by his first publisher and longtime translator Tienchi Martin-Liao. She assists Yiwu with his publications, public appearances, and press events in her function as president of the Independent Chinese PEN Center.

The HBK will be live-streaming the event on 19 June from 7pm on
Liao Yiwu is the second guest of the new Formation of Presence: President’s Choice series at the Braunschweig University of Art. Renowned guests from the arts, education, politics, and economics will meet here in order to ponder and discuss the concept of the present. The Formation of Presence: President’s Choice events will take place four times a year in the auditorium of the HBK Braunschweig.

The series is being generously supported by Öffentliche Versicherung Braunschweig.

The Braunschweig University of Art is an internationally orientated art university with the right to grant doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1200 students in Fine Arts, Design, as well as Aesthetics & Art History and Media Studies, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Europe. Excellently equipped studios and laboratories provide the ideal working conditions for all intellectual, creative, and artistic processes.
Image above:
Photo: Tienchi Martin-Liao.

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