May 4, 2021, 6:30pm
For his second Dialogue, Ciarán Finlayson is joined by The Otolith Group. Founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002, this artist-led collective and organization's 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 from the past two decades, their conversation will engage the group’s formal use of critical theory, the legacies of both experimental public broadcasting and the radicalism of British polytechnics and “plate glass” universities in the group’s new pedagogical platform, and the meaning of midcentury socialist postcoloniality in 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.