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IAS Lies Public Lecture Series: Ashraf Jamal on 'Art & Lies'

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3 October, 2018 01:00 PM - 3 October, 2018 08:00 PM 2018-10-03 13:00:00 2018-10-03 20:00:00 Europe/London IAS Lies Public Lecture Series: Ashraf Jamal on 'Art & Lies' IAS Common Ground,Ground Floor,South Wing,Wilkins Building,UCL Gower Street,London,WC1E 6BT

IAS Common Ground,Ground Floor,South Wing,Wilkins Building,UCL Gower Street,London,WC1E 6BT

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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’.