Beautiful Dead Flowers: Art And Ethics In Heide Hatry's Not A Rose

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Beautiful Dead Flowers: Art And Ethics In Heide Hatry's Not A Rose
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Artist Heide Hatry’s newest body of work, explores humanity’s destruction of nature and its treatment of animals, along with some epistemological and aesthetic quandaries. Hatry explains: “Humans eat animals. The inedible or unexploitable parts are just thrown away. I use that garbage… and transform what we associate with disgust into objects of beauty, and the locus of question.” Join us for a discussion with Hatry, Dora Apel, Stephen F. Eisenman, William Ian Miller, Julia Solis, and Jim Welke, see the exhibition (on view until June 6th) and watch an excerpt from the documentary film Not a Rose by London Consortium TV.

Dora Apel, Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, is the author of five books, including Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline (Rutgers UP), which is coming out this month. Her work encompasses traumatic imagery and associated cultural practices, war and violence, gender and sexuality. Her work is published in many art magazines including Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, and Journal of Visual Culture.

Stephen F. Eisenman
Professor of Art History and President of the NU Faculty Senate at Northwestern, Chicago.
He is the author and editor of many books, has curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe, and is also active in campus, community and state-wide politics. Eisenman's two most recent books are The Cry of Nature - Art and the Making of Animal Rights (London: Reaktion Books) and The Ghosts of Our Meat - Sue Coe (New York: DAP)

Heide Hatry, New York based artist, and producer of the flowers in Heads and Tales, has made many books including 2 about her own work: Skin (Kehrer), and Heads and Tales (Charta).

William Ian Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has written several books on various emotions, mostly unpleasant ones, including: The Anatomy of Disgust (HarvardUP, 1997), and Faking It (Cambridge UP, 2003).

Julia Solis, co-founder of Seafoam Palace, a future museum of curiosity in Detroit, is the author of Stages of Decay (Prestel) and New York Underground: The Anatomy of a City (Routledge).

Jim Welke, art critic at-large, and founder of, is the author of numerous Detroit metro art reviews. When not gazing at or reviewing art, he codes automotive industry software in exchange for filthy lucre, and badgers his political representatives in support of social and environmental justice. He also writes as yet unpublished short stories and screenplays.
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By: Galerie Camille

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