Next Topic: Not On Speaking Terms: Trauma and Beauty

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2012-13

This NEXT TOPiC session is focused on the work of Denise Prince — a featured artist in CentralTrak’s upcoming exhibition “That Mortal Coil”— who will be present, but in a performative capacity only.


In her series of photographs in "The Mortal Coil," Prince quotes constructed images used in a Missioni fashion campaign from 2009. The artist states, “I began working with and against the strategies of this catalog, photographing people who have experienced severe physical trauma from accident, birth defect or assault to surpass standards of representation.”


In lieu of a traditional artist’s talk, Prince has invited her psychotherapist to process her work in an experimental live “couch session,” in which Merward will conduct critical commentary on Prince’s work while she sits present, but silent.

Centraltrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency Program, is an academic arts program offered by the School of the Arts and Humanities, bringing cutting-edge artists from across the globe to the only university-backed artists' residency in Texas. The Residency serves as a community center for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. Artists' studios, exhibitions, and symposia are made possible in part through the support of our Friends. We encourage you to support our organization and participate in the rich cultural offerings we host at Centraltrak.



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