Asad Raza's Weekend Guests: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

SAT, June 17, 2017
4–5:30 pm

Sixth Floor Gallery, East Side

About Asad Raza’s Weekend Guests
As part of Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community. View the full program.

Join us for "Forest, Field, Furrow", a talk between Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Asad Raza.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University.  Her books are In Other Worlds (1987), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999), Death of a Discipline (2003) and Other Asias (2008), An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), and Readings (2014).  She has translated Jacques Derrida and Bengali poetry and fiction.  She is deeply engaged in rural teacher training and ecological agriculture. This is her second attempt at entering exhibition space. She has received many honorary doctorates, the Kyoto Prize, and the Padma Bhushan from the President of India.

Asad Raza (b. 1974, USA) is an artist whose work involves living and temporal experiences. Recent projects include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York, 2017, the home show, Frieze Projects (London, 2015), and the Ljubljana Graphic Art Biennial (Ljubljana, 2015). He also curated the exhibitions Mondialité with Hans Ulrich Obrist (2017), Decor with Tino Sehgal and Dorothea von Hantelmann (2016), and Répétition with Nicola Lees (2016) at the Villa Empain in Brussels. Raza was a dramaturge for Philippe Parreno’s H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS (2015) at Park Avenue Armory in New York, A stroll through a fun palace (2014) in the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Solaris Chronicles(2014) for LUMA Arles. He produced many exhibitions with Tino Sehgal, including presentations at the Athens' Roman Agora (2014), CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2014), Tate Modern (2012), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010). Raza's writing has appeared in NERO, Jan Mot Newspaper, Minnesota Review, Modern Matter, and Post Road. He has also written about professional tennis for n+1, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Tennis magazine, and worked as a political activist. Raza studied literature and film at Johns Hopkins and New York University, where he helped to organize a labor strike.

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