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December 2018
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December 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:30pm
Anteloper is the electric brain child of the jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch and the drummer Jason Nazary. In this duo the musicians include synthesizers, delving into deep rhythmic passages, telepathic improvisations, and effortless melodic negotiations.
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Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10am
Join us for the second event in our new monthly morning group reading sessions: Boris Groys, “Curating in the Post-Internet Age,” originally published in issue #94 of e-flux journal.
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9pm
The third of a suite of Fusco's videos about poetry and politics in Cuba, this video essay explores the writer Reinaldo Arenas' vision and experience of the island and their connection to the present moment.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9pm
In this live performance for Paper Tiger Television's public-access cable program in New York, Rosler deconstructs the messages in Vogue and its advertising. Rosler looks at the institutional slants of the magazine industry and the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshops.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Taking Hubert Fichte’s novel *Die Schwarze Stadt. Glossen* (*The Black City: Glosses*, 1990) as a starting point, the exhibition *Journeys with the initiated* unfolds along two registers across both e-flux and Participant Inc. Featuring artists Malik Gaines, Evan Ifekoya, Grada Kilomba, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Virginia de Medeiros. Curated by Yesomi Umolu with Katja Rivera.
November 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9pm
“Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time.” J.G. Ballard’s commentary opens and sets the tone for Sophia Al-Maria’s The Future was Desert I and II, two videos that pursue the artist’s interest in exploring the visual and aural aesthetics of deep time and post-human time in the Gulf Region.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 9pm
Bar Laika is pleased to present a screening of video selections from the The Atlas Group (1989-2004), a project by Walid Raad about the contemporary history of Lebanon.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 9pm
Bar Laika is proud to present Travel Songs by our neighbor Jonas Mekas. Drawn together from two decades of itinerant shooting in Europe, Travel Songs evokes Jonas Mekas' improvisatory approach to sightseeing, with Assisi, Moscow, and Stockholm all filtered through his singularly animated lens.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7pm
There are some people who own so much that they don’t need to work. But there are many more people who do need to work. They work hard just to survive. Sometimes they think that if they work even harder, they can also own enough to not work. They can just own.
Monday, November 12, 2018, 7pm
Dedicated to the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? proposes that a “new performance turn” has emerged in the second decade of the century, and looks at its correlations with other shifts in practices, discourses, and broader society.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9pm
Inspired by Robert Heinlein’s 1941 story “Universe,” Double Lunar Dogs presents a vision of post-apocalyptic survival aboard a drifting spaceship whose timeless travellers have forgotten the purpose of their mission.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7pm
The members of Communists Anonymous (COMA) suffer from an incurable belief in communism. They don’t share any particular school, but they do share an extreme sense of empathy and justice, and therefore detest more or less any form of private property.
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:30pm
e-flux is pleased to present Satellite, a new series for experimental music at Bar Laika. Curated by Sanna Almajedi, the series will feature emerging musicians and works by sound artists living in or visiting New York. The first performance in the series features composer C. Spencer Yeh, introduced by music curator DeForrest Brown, Jr.
October 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9pm
In the near future, the Earth is dead and Europeans can no longer survive outdoors for long periods of time. A young Indigenous man, Aiden, taken away when he was just a baby to be part of a medical experiment to save the white race, is released into the world of his family.
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5pm
Join us with the Otolith Group and the screening of their 2012 film on Etel Adnan, I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another. With a special menu prepared by Anjalika Sagar.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Come have a drink with us!
Monday, October 1, 2018, 7pm
In his recent article “How the Enlightenment Ends” (The Atlantic, June 2018), Henry Kissinger joins the Gegenaufklärer (as well as the Dark Aufklärer) and announces the end of the Enlightenment in view of the rise of Artificial Intelligence.
September 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6pm
Join us for a special evening with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh, organized in parallel to e-flux journal's current double issue on feminism(s). The evening features a screening of Ahwesh's films The Star Eaters (2003), Alluvium (2015), The Blackest Sea (2017), and The Falling Sky (2017), followed by a discussion between Ahwesh and film scholar Michele Pierson.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7pm
Join us in celebration of the work and words of thinkers, artists, workers, mothers, poets, historians, collaborators, fighters, conveners, killjoys, teachers, men of trans experience, women of trans experience, womyn, women, woman, men, man too* who contiruted to e-flux journal's issues #92 and #93 on feminism(s).
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7pm
From 1989 to 1995, Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and major port cities around the world. Along his multiple journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling – with pen and camera – the experiences of diverse workforces.
Friday, September 14, 2018, 7pm
In this duo presentation, Arsanios and White draw parallels to their respective texts “E autobiography di un idioma” and “or, on being the other woman”—both of which appeared in the recent e-flux journal #92, part one of a double issue on feminism(s).
June 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7pm
Featuring a selection of short films by Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, Ghassan Salhab and Mohamed Soueid, Monira al-Qadiri, and Ayman Nahle, and a music video coda by Meriem Bennani
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7pm
ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1972, A YOUNG, UNKNOWN ARTIST TRIED TO THROW ROBERT MCNAMARA, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, OFF THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRY.
May 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7pm
Join us at e-flux for the New York premiere of The Otolith Group's recent film The Third Part of the Third Measure (2017). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the group's Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, and responses by music scholar George Lewis, and artist and performer travis.
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6pm
It is traditionally thought that the demise of the project of communism was due to the bureaucratization of the commons. Another supposed basis was the supremacy of ideology over grass-roots democracy, which had failed to maintain its agency subject to the rule of party apparatuses.
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7pm
Penzin’s lecture will take llyenkov’s early speculative work on the “entropic death of the universe” as a starting point from which to salvage the powers of “thinking matter,” while Almborg’s film and conversation with Chehonadskih will engage with llyenkov’s later work on pedagogy, theories of (dis)ability, and the “thinking body”. While both lecture and film propose a materialist understanding of thinking outside the individual, one is located in matter and the universe, and the other in sensuous activity with objects and between people, leading to unique understandings of communism.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7pm
Join us at e-flux on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm for the second evening of ArteEast’s spring screening series Films, Facts, and Fiction. The evening features Eric Baudelaire’s latest film Also Known As Jihadi (2017), followed by a video broadcast by the filmmaker recorded esepcially for the event, and live responses to the film by Alia Ayman (filmmaker and PhD student, NYU), Brian Kuan Wood (e-flux journal), and Sarah Rifky (ArteEast).
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7pm
What would “sexual freedom beyond the rule of commodities” look like? By way of starting a conversation, this lecture-performance will take up the task of answering this question from the far end of a discursive nightmare. Across the board, a specter is roaming politics. Be it in debates on allegedly “socialist” economics, on gender equality, on #metoo, on queerness, on cultural appropriation (#danaschutz), on Black Lives Matter, or on gun control, some notion of “freedom” is utilized against a tacit fantasy of “leftist totalitarianism”—the figure of the pink totalitarian.
April 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7pm
Featuring a selection of short films by Michael Rakowitz, Basim Magdy, Roy Samaha, and Oraib Toukan, followed by audience Q&A with artist Basim Magdy and ArteEast’s Sarah Rifky.
Monday, April 23, 2018, 7pm
This lecture analyzes the words chosen by the female architects, interns, artists, poets, jury members, wives, and other protagonists who inspired, informed, and critiqued the research and presentation of the project Plan (fem.) for Greater Baghdad.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7pm
This lecture seeks to use the Atlantic Spaceport as a lens through which to explore the deep entanglement of colonial imaginaries and neoliberal governance in the context of European space exploration, rather than in the more familiar setting of American final-frontierism.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7pm
Join us for the launch of The Empire Remains Shop, Cooking Sections' first book following the eponymous ongoing research and installation. The evening will feature an introduction by Natasha Ginwala, the lecture-performance “The Next 'Invasive' Is ‘Native’” by Cooking Sections, and a discussion between Ginwala, Cooking Sections' Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, and Coco Fusco about the remains of Empire; followed by The Plant That Could Sink Your Mortgage: Cocktails and Drinks.
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6pm
In this lecture, Robin van den Akker and Timotheus Vermeulen discuss Donald Trump’s Twitter typo “covfefe” and its oft-cited relations to post-truth discourses, outrage culture, and post-postmodernism in the context of possible world theory.
March 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7pm
Join us for the launch of Boris Groys' newest edited volume Russian Cosmism, co-published by e-flux and The MIT Press (January 2018). The evening will feature Groys in conversation with art historian Claire Bishop and artist Anton Vidokle.
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7pm
Over the past twenty years, and particularly after the publication of Michael Hardt’s and Antonio Negri’s Empire (2000), the radicalism of Italian militants in the 1960s and 1970s has been reappraised by artists, activists, and scholars. However, little has been written about the production of artists who viewed operaismo and autonomia as an inspiring conceptual toolbox and a repository of images and motifs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7pm
Middle of Beyond blends fiction, news clips, and animation recounting ten days in the life of Malte Krumm, a month after the latest US elections. The film depicts the numbness of a world flooded by information and social media activity, where the borders between reality and illusion are crumbling and narcissism and self-promotion overshadow moral values. Based on a true story. 
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7pm
Dimensions of Citizenship, the theme of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, co-commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago, challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today. As transnational flows of capital, digital technologies, and geopolitical transformations expand, conventional notions of citizenship are undermined. How might architecture, then, express, and engage with today’s rhizomatic and paradoxical conditions of citizenship?
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7pm
Through case studies from the Southeast borderlines of Turkey to the Pearl River Delta in China, Pelin Tan and Keller Easterling discuss how to approach infrastructure spaces and their territorial affects.
February 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7pm
What is the most appropriate question to ask a thinker? Is it not: “What were you thinking?” (the title of one of my previous books). What is a common response to a thinker’s answer to that question? Is it not: “What were you thinking?”—an exclamation echoed at times by his or her own “What was I thinking?” Yes, it is not only (rare) others who ask a thinker, “What were you thinking?”; it is also the thinker who asks himself or herself, “What was I thinking?” (someone who never asks himself or herself this question is not a thinker).
Monday, February 26, 2018
Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo composes a variant of Hitchcock’s Vertigo in which, among other things, Scottie’s drive for reenactment and repetition is not satisfied once he has made Judy look exactly like the beloved he lost, Madeleine.
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7pm
What is the medium of thought today? If the post-Kantian critique of technology saw in the means of thinking (from writing to cinema) the promise of an anti-metaphysical image of thought, how can the critique of the digital address the medium of thought beyond the sheer instrumentality of mindless networks of decision-making?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7pm
Written as a wake-up call to the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyzes the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' – the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning qualities into quantities, and that the rise of digital culture and technologies under capitalism should be seen as an extension of capitalism's bloody logic.
January 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 6pm
In this lecture-performance, artist Zach Blas gazes into the crystal balls of Silicon Valley and charts the transmutation of big data into a magical substance that predicts—and polices—our future.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30pm
With Julieta Aranda, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Liam Gillick, Hito Steyerl, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7pm
The earliest essays in Midnight were written in the 1980s while Molly Nesbit was teaching in New York at Columbia University. There she met Hilton Als, Yasmin Ramirez, and Ann Reynolds, all of whom would take their art history forward in their own ways. The evening at e-flux will bring them back together to talk over their sense of the possibilities now. Non-art historians are warmly invited.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7pm
Featuring the lecture "Becoming Cosmic" by Boris Groys, a discussion between Elena Zaytseva and Anton Vidokle, and a screening of the film Data Field by Alex Anikina.
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