RETURN TO THIEPVAL: IMPRINTING AND ERASING MEMORIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Alliance Française, Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa

 

A presentation of Paul Emmanuel's project The Lost Men France, accompanied by Bill Nasson's historical contribution was held on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 18h00 for 18h30 at The Alliance Française, Johannesburg and on the 21 November at the Alliance Française, Cape Town.

Paul Emmanuel is a well known South African artist living and working in Johannesburg. He was selected as the 2011 Featured Artist with his solo exhibition Transitions Multiples for the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa and in 2012 he was granted the Institut Français Visas pour la Création research residency, Paris, France. Art Source South Africa are managers of Emmanuel's Lost Men Project.

Bill Nasson is a Professor in the History Department at Stellenbosch University. He specialises in the history of war and society and his works have been translated into Dutch, German, French and Italian. His new book, World War I and the People of South Africa is due for release in November this year.

This evening will see the launch of From the Trenches of the Marne to the Hills of Rwanda: Reflections on 100 years of War, Genocide, and Mass Violence, a series of featured events to commemorate World War I, World War II, and the Rwandan Genocide, organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, the Goethe-Institute, the French Institute and the Alliance Française.

 

Photos
Alliance Française
du Cap (12 photos)

Links
IFAS website
Remembering an Anti-Memorial (video 10 min)

The Lost Men website

 

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