Arts of Memory: From Holocaust to Argentina

Join us for a conversation between Mirta Kupferminc and Marianne Hirsch on what it means to be the daughter of Auschwitz survivors living in Argentina during the Dirty War, on July 14, 2023 at 3pm at Haldeman 041. 

About the speakers: 

Mirta Kupferminc is an award-winning artist, teacher and lecturer born in Bueno Aires to immigrant parents who had survived Auschwitz. Identity, human rights and memory are the themes that run through her work. Since 1977, she has had over 100 solo international exhibitions. Mirta received more than 30 international awards. Featured in the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, her works can be found in collections as the Golda Meir Library in Milwaukee, Library of Congress, Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the Fischer Library in Canada, the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel, The Israel Museum, and the Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem, Beit Venzia, the Fine Arts Taipei Museum, Taiwan and main museums in Argentina. She is also the founder and former artistic director of LABA-BA: Laboratory of Art and Jewish Culture in Bueno Aires. 

Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former President of the Modern Language Association of America. Hirsch's work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particuarly the transmission of memories of violence across generations.