On 19 June 2012, the Chinese dissident, writer, poet, and musician Liao
Yiwu will be the guest of the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) in
conjunction with the Formation of Presence: President's Choice
series of events.
On this occasion, the actor Moritz Dürr
from the Staatstheater Braunschweig will read from Yiwu's book, For
one Song and a Hundred Songs. A Witness Report from Chinese Prisons.
Afterwards, a discussion will take place between Liao Yiwu and Frank
Berberich, editor of the German edition of Lettre International.
Yiwu will furthermore perform musical intermezzi and read two of his poems
together with Moritz Dürr.
Liao Yiwu will be accompanied in
Braunschweig by his first publisher and longtime translator Tienchi
Martin-Liao. She assists Yiwu with his publications, public appearances,
and press events in her function as president of the Independent Chinese
The HBK will be live-streaming the event on 19
June from 7pm on www.hbk-bs.de.
Liao Yiwu is the second guest of the new Formation of
Presence: President's Choice series at the Braunschweig University of
Art. Renowned guests from the arts, education, politics, and economics will
meet here in order to ponder and discuss the concept of the present. The
Formation of Presence: President's Choice events will take place
four times a year in the auditorium of the HBK Braunschweig.
series is being generously supported by Öffentliche Versicherung
The Braunschweig University of Art is an
internationally orientated art university with the right to grant
doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1200 students in Fine Arts,
Design, as well as Aesthetics & Art History and Media Studies, the
Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in
Europe. Excellently equipped studios and laboratories provide the ideal
working conditions for all intellectual, creative, and artistic