On March 29th, art critic Ben Davis and artists Julieta Aranda and former SOF Fellow Naeem Mohaiemen will discuss Davis's new book Art in the After-Culture: Capitalist Crisis & Cultural Strategy. In this book, "critic Ben Davis makes sense of our extreme present as an emerging "after-culture"—a culture whose forms and functions are being radically reshaped by cataclysmic events. In the face of catastrophe, he holds out hope that reckoning with the new realities of art, technology, activism, and the media, can help us weather the super-storms of the future." This event, sponsored by Haymarket Books, will take place online; register here to attend.
Naeem Mohaiemen is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Concentration Head of Photography at Columbia University, New York. His work combines photography, films, and essays to parse the many forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and uprisings) in the postcolonial Muslim world(s). He is co-editor with Eszter Szakacs of the forthcoming Solidarity Must be Defended (Tranzit: Hungary, 2022).