tuesday 12th of july, 7 pm
Diversity of Aesthetics is an editorial project started amongst comrades. The volumes feature conversations between artists, organizers, precarious workers, publishers, writers, and educators. The first, titled “Inside and Outside: Infrastructures of Critique” features Michael Rakowitz, Shellyne Rodriguez, and Stevphen Shukaitis in conversation with Andreas Petrossiants. The second, “Foreigners Everywhere,” is with Claire Fontaine and Iman Ganji, moderated by Jose Rosales. The third and last volume on looting (Winter 2023) will be moderated by Vicky Osterweil, with Saidiya Hartman, Christina Sharpe, and Rinaldo Walcott. Taken together, the series asks, among other things: How can we enter or exit the institution so that our antagonism can build towards abolition; what does it mean to be a foreigner everywhere; and, is looting the only form of antagonism that does not presuppose the value form?
For this event in celebration of the recent publication of vol. 2, Iman Ganji, Marina Vishmidt will join series co-editor Andreas Petrossiants for an informal conversation and Q&A. Books will be available at the launch.
Covid note: The event will be held in accordance with current COVID-19 regulations. We plan to host the event outside on the street, weather permitting. If we are forced to go inside because of rain, we would like to ask you, if possible, to wear a mask at the event and to test yourselves with a rapid test ahead of the event. We will have masks to distribute at the event.