Susan Sontag – essayist, writer, director, and theorist –, singular phenomenon and an icon of American culture criticism. Ten years after her death, the Symposium Susan Sontag Revisited addressed the continuing relevance of her work.

Sontag combined ingenuity and a boundless curiosity with unconventional critical analyses and avantgarde commitments; open towards all things new in culture and art, she supported many artists just breaking onto the scenes of literature, fine art, and film from the early 1960s onwards and helped them gain worldwide recognition. The two-day symposium at the ICI Berlin featured lectures, conversations, talks, and film essays by artists and scholars who were closely connected to Susan Sontag and have dealt with her work intensively.

In English and German

Carolin Emcke
Erika and Ulrich Gregor
Paul Hutchinson
E. Ann Kaplan
Michael Krüger
Anne Ratte-Polle
Laurence Rickels
Hanna Schygulla
Steve Wasserman
et al.

Moderation: Ralph Eue and Christina Tilmann

Organized by

Ralph Eue, Kyra Meyer, and Lukas Fritze, in cooperation with the ICI Berlin, Kino Arsenal, and Synema Gesellschaft für Film und Medien

Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund (Haupstadtkulturfonds) with additional support from Villa Aurora Forum Berlin, DEFA Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Referat für Auslandsangelegenheiten des Senats von Berlin

The event, like all events at the ICI Berlin, is open to the public, free of charge. The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin. If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management.

Plakat Susan Sontag Revisited