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Reading & Talk: MQ Artist-in-Residence Isabel Fargo Cole

22.06.2023 to 22.06.2023 - MQ Main Courtyard

Reading & Talk: MQ Artist-in-Residence Isabel Fargo Cole


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thu, 22.06.2023
19.00 h

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Reading & Talk: MQ Artist-in-Residence Isabel Fargo Cole

Thu 22.06., 19h l MQ Summer Stage, Main Courtyard l free admission

In "The Gold Coast. Eine Irrfahrt" (2022), Isabel Fargo Cole follows in the footsteps of her great-great-grandfather Arva Fargo, who set off from California to Alaska in 1900 in search of gold. The expedition of the Berlin-based author leads into economic and ecological contexts, into the prospecting and abysses of the American dream.
During her residency at the MQ, she is working on a complex of essays on Adalbert Stifter, which, among other things, revolves around themes of "nature writing". On the MQ Summer Stage, she talks with curator Elisabeth Hajek and Erwin Uhrmann ("Die Presse") about nature writing, Stifter's Vienna, and her project, which involves Berlin cultural workers in nature projects.

Isabel Fargo Cole, born in 1973, grew up in New York City. She has lived in Berlin since 1995 as an author and translator from German, including works by Wolfgang Hilbig and Adalbert Stifter. Her debut novel "Die grüne Grenze" was published in 2017 by Edition Nautilus and was nominated for the 2018 Leipzig Book Fair Prize. This was followed by the novel "Das Gift der Biene" (Edition Nautilus, 2019) and the long essay "Die Goldküste. Eine Irrfahrt" (Matthes and Seitz, 2022). For her prose work, she was awarded the A und A Kulturstiftung Literature Prize in 2023.

Photo: © Isabel Fargo Cole

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