Reading by Eleanor Antin from Conversations with Stalin

The Drawing Center

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In conjunction with the exhibition Unica Zürn: Dark Spring, artist, writer, and filmmaker Eleanor Antin will read from her memoir, Conversations with Stalin.

Antin writes, "I was what was called in the days of the old left, a red diaper baby. My mother was a Stalinist and though I had a father nobody ever listened to him because he was just a socialist and everybody knew they were wimps. It was hard in those days, senator McCarthy was putting people in jail, people were losing their jobs, but we were strong because we always knew what was right. Comrade Stalin told us. Or he would have told us if he wasn't so far away. These are my recollections, more or less, about growing up with the many romantic, economic and psychological problems young people face in our country and how by the end of the day, Comrade Stalin always solved my problems in his own inimitable way, by fucking them up."



May 20, 2009 from 18:30


Eleanor Antin

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