May 4, 2021
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For his second Dialogue, Ciarán Finlayson is joined by The Otolith Group, an artist-led collective and organization. Founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002, their research-based work spans moving image, audio, performance, installation, and curation. Drawing on The Otolith Group's expansive body of speculative, tricontinentalist videos and writing of the past two decades, their conversation will engage the group’s formal use of critical theory, the genres of the essay-film and concert film and their recent hybridizing of the two, the group’s long-term exploration of Cold War-era futures past—as well as the meaning of socialist postcoloniality—and what remains of its institutions for the present.
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.