Black Mask: ‘The Movement Must Be Real Or it Will Not Be’
This talk is about the anarchist anti-art group Black Mask, their collaborations with multimedia artist Aldo Tambellini’s expanded cinema environments, and the development of their radically anti-representational practice.
Nadja Millner-Larsen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, and holds a BA in History and Human Rights from Bard College. Currently a fellow at the Humanities Initiative of NYU, she has been a Critical Studies participant at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and a fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Stone Summer Theory Institute. Nadja has contributed to the online magazine Triple Canopy and the International Journal of Communication. Her dissertation, Up Against the Real: Anti-representational Militancy in 1960s New York, explores the art practices and discourses surrounding downtown New York’s anti-art anarchist groups of the 1960s. She has taught a range of courses in cultural theory, and her research interests include contemporary visual culture, queer theory, affect studies, theories of mediation, anarchist studies and critical historiography.
About The Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.