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CA Conrad canceled a planned appearance at the Swiss Institute in solidarity with artist Tobias Madison’s alleged victim.

“I grew up with a violent stepfather & I know how this violence reverberates through the years in the lives of victims,” Conrad tweeted today. “There are terrific, dedicated people working at Swiss, but I canceled my upcoming appearance in solidarity with the victim.”

Conrad was slated to participate in a reading at the institute on October 16 as part of artist Michael Wang’s exhibition Extinct in New York. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. An event page for the reading was removed from the Swiss Institute’s website following Conrad’s announcement.

In a statement sent to Hyperallergic, the Swiss Institute said that while it “is disappointed in the cancellation of CA Conrad’s reading, we fully respect and honor their decision.”

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