I Can Take It But Barely
Using a variety of examples, Zolghadr will address the notion of the “institution” as trope, political arena and moral horizon. Said examples will include his new novel, his exhibition proposal for the Hessel Museum 2013, the curatorial aftermath of the Taipei Biennial 2010, as well as the CCS Speakers Series itself, particularly Suhail Malik’s October 2011 lecture “Ape Says No”.
Zolghadr is a writer and curator who teaches at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. His second novel “Plot” will be released by Sternberg Press in Spring 2012.
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. “Work in Progress” sessions of the Speakers Series highlight projects currently being developed by members of the CCS Bard faculty, offering a unique opportunity for engagement with ideas, methodologies, and pragmatics still in the process of testing and refinement.