2018.03.11 - 2018.03.11

Two Reflections by Cecilia Sjöström and Henry Ascher

Cecilia Sjöholm and Henry Ascher give two personal reflections on the exhibitions Inner Earth and Diorama. An intriguing and personal conversation between two people with different experiences and interests.

Cecilia Sjöholm is professor of Aesthetics at Södertörn University. Her research is particularly focused on the relation between art and politics in contemporary culture. She has published extensively on art, psychoanalysis and critical theory. Her latest book, Doing Aesthetics with Arendt; How to See Things, looks at the way in which Hannah Arendt’s reflections on art and aesthetics invite us to re-think her political concepts. 
Henry Ascher is a Professor and Specialized Physician at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University. He’s been working with the health of refugees during the last 20 years with a special focus on children and families. His research addresses asylum seeking children, undocumented immigrants and human rights. Additionally, he’s a member of Jews for an Israeli-Palestinian peace (JIPF), has worked as a doctor in Palestinian refugee camps and participated in Ship to Gaza. 
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.
Photo: Hendrik Zeitler