April 11, 2021, 1pm
This series of Dialogues opens with Ciarán Finlayson and Congolese artist Sammy Baloji, who lives and works between Lubumbashi and Brussels. Inspired by Baloji’s trenchant and wide-reaching work in photography, installation, and film, their discussion will examine imperialism in the twenty-first century as expressed in global relations of production and how history and memory interlace. Finlayson will consider the function of sound and music in Baloji’s video work as well as Baloji’s engagement within art world systems and institutions via the collective Picha and the Lubumbashi Biennial which Picha founded and operate.
Artists Space Dialogues is an ongoing series in which an invited curator brings together influential figures in contemporary art and culture to join them in a series of three in-depth public discussions. Our spring series is organized by Ciarán Finlayson, a writer and editor based in New York City. Finlayson has invited artists and philosophers who examine the histories, possibilities, and failures of left politics in a global context. Each of the participants is either engaged in building and sustaining an arts or education institution or in making work about the meaning of exemplary transdisciplinary art and education institutions for the present.
This program will be streamed online via Zoom as part of Artists Space Dialogues.