Aliza Shvarts will host a performance at Artspace by fiction writer Valerie Werder from Notable Fictions, a performative/durational digital editing project that critically examines terms of legibility and notability in a public sphere. Werder’s textual performance, which coincides with the duration of this exhibition, explores the relationships between the writing of fiction and the writing of history. This event is free and open to the public.
Valerie Werder is a New York-based writer who works in fiction and performance to address questions of gender, legibility, and language. She holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University and is currently an educator and coordinator at the New York Arts Practicum. In 2017, she was one of eight women named in a lawsuit implicating Artforum‘s Knight Landesman in sexual harassment, which led her to co-organize with activist group We Are Not Surprised. Werder’s work has been published in BOMB and performed at Artspace, New Haven.