Speakers Series : Naeem Mohaiemen

October 25, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard, Classroom 102

Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations, and essays to research failed left utopias and incomplete decolonizations– framed by Third World Internationalism and World Socialism. The terrain is a “a revolutionary past meaningful in the sudden eruption of a revolutionary present” (Kaelen Wilson-Goldie). In spite of underscoring a left tendency toward misrecognition, a hope for an as-yet unborn international left, as the only future alternative to silos of race and religion, is a basis for the work. Project chapters have shown at documenta 14, Kiran Nadar, Ashkal Alwan, Sharjah, Marrakech, and Venice Biennales, Tate Britain, and MoMA. His essays include “Islamic roots of Hip-Hop” (Sound Unbound, 2008), “Traitors, a Mutable Lexicon” (e-flux Supercommunity, 2015), “Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army” (e-flux Journal, 2015), and “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Campaign” (Assuming Boycott/Walker Art Center, 2017). Naeem is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University researching left histories outside state patronage.

Fall 2017 Speakers Series Schedule:

Wednesday, September 20 – Chris Kraus

Wednesday, October 25 – Naeem Mohaiemen

Wednesday, November 8 at 4pm – Stuart Comer

Wednesday, November 15 – Mason Leaver-Yap

Wednesday, November 29 – Rujeko Hockley

Thursday, November 30 – Sandi Hilal

Wednesday, December 6 – Bridget Donahue

Speakers Series events are all free-of-charge with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


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