Next Topic: Go Cowboys- A History of Public Execution

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2013-14

CentralTrak welcomes back former resident artist Larissa Aharoni to discuss the national debut of her book “GO COWBOYS”, a stark presentation of public executions from various places and time periods throughout visually recorded history. This book was initially conceived and produced during her CentralTrak residency. Aharoni will be accompanied by David L. Noblin, Sr., Co-Coordinator of the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Charissa Terranova, Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. The panel will be moderated by CentralTrak Resident Liz Trosper. 


Larissa Aharoni
Born in 1974 in Cologne (Germany), Larissa Aharoni currently lives and works in Berlin. Aharoni holds a masters degree from the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf (2005). She was among the founders of UBERBAU, an independent art space that operated in Düsseldorf from 2000 to 2006. Aharoni, spent much of her career living and working in Tel Aviv (Israel), where she was a visiting artist in the masters program at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Since 2006, she has participated in several residency programs, produced numerous solo & group exhibitions throughout Israel, the US, and Europe.

David L. Noblin
Co-Coordinator of the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a grassroots membership organization comprised of individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. It is an inclusive organization composed of human rights activists; crime victims and their families; persons working within the criminal justice system; persons opposed to capital punishment on religious and moral grounds; death row prisoners and their families; and other concerned citizens opposed to capital punishment.

Charissa Terranova
Charissa N. Terranova is Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. She lectures and teaches seminars on art and architectural history, theory, and criticism and media and new media theory. She is a scholarly writer and freelance curator and critic working both nationally and internationally. In January 2010, she stepped down from the position of Founding Director and Chief Curator of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency in order to complete her scholarly manuscript.


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