UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Lies Public Lecture Series
Ashraf Jamal on 'Art & Lies'
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. Jamal will visit the IAS again on October 5th to launch his last book In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art; get your tickets here.
In The Waiting Country: A South African Witness, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at the core of this paper. ‘We lie to accommodate’, he says. ‘We lie because we think it does not matter. We lie because we think that in the face of so many years of misery, a lie that is for the good is not a lie at all. And we lie because we have no self-respect. We lie because we are victims. We lie because we cannot imagine ourselves in any other way’.