The Renaissance Society

In Sheila Heti’s genre-bending novels, life’s vexing questions course through the pages like underground rivers, whether she’s asking How Should a Person Be? (2010) or thinking about Motherhood (2018) without having children.

Here, Heti shares a new text that springs out of Liz Magor’s work and is included in the forthcoming catalogue for BLOWOUT. Alluding to Heti’s particular vitality, Magor notes: “I am interested in writers who eschew the conventional operations of fiction in search of emergent feeling; writers who might use the material of a real life in its raw state.”

Heti's reading (03:18) is followed by a conversation with curator Karsten Lund (22:10) and audience Q&A (38:54).

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The Renaissance Society

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Focusing on the forefront of the visual arts, The Renaissance Society maintains an international reputation as one of the finest resources for contemporary art: a place to experience the spiritual, sensual and intellectual vanguard of our time, to observe…


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Focusing on the forefront of the visual arts, The Renaissance Society maintains an international reputation as one of the finest resources for contemporary art: a place to experience the spiritual, sensual and intellectual vanguard of our time, to observe the art history of generations to come.

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