Art / Truth / Lies: The Perils and Pleasures of Deception

On January 27th in New York, a panel with Glenn D. Lowry, D. Graham Burnett, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Jean-Pierre Dupuy: “Art / Truth / Lies: The Perils and Pleasures of Deception” [PDF].  UPDATE: Reports from Andrew Hultkrans at Artforum.com: “Lie to Power” (02/03/11) and Kathleen Ross at Villa Voice (01/29/11).  The event is part of Walls and Bridges. Description:

We are witnessing a remarkable irruption of interventions and confections in contemporary art that can be loosely called “parafictional” — work that wields falsehood in powerful, ludic, and/or disturbing ways. What happens when the trickster-fakery of these artistic cons unsettles the archive itself? Should we be concerned? What are the implications for this convergence of the artist and the forger?