Afterall Journal Launch Issue 47 with a Conversation between Naeem Mohaiemen and Charles Stankievech

On the occasion of the publication of Afterall journal issue 47, ‘Situated Practices and Conditioned Positions’, we are pleased to host a launch event at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in Toronto on Monday 29 April 2019. Devised by the editorial team in Singapore and Istanbul in the last year, the issue looks at practices that encounter fragments and facets of histories otherwise not seen or told, complicating the understanding of ever-changing alliances of powers and world orders.

Featured artist Naeem Mohaiemen and editor Charles Stankievech will discuss the role of archiving unfinished histories, listening to subjective testimonies, and presenting aesthetics of evidence in order to question hegemonic narratives that have historically been one-sided and exclusionary.

Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations and essays to research former utopias and incomplete decolonizations – framed by Third World Internationalism and World Socialism. He co-edited (with Lorenzo Fusi) System Error: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2006) and is currently co-editing (with Eszter Szakacs) Solidarity Must be Defended (2019). His work has recently been shown at SALT (Istanbul, 2019), MoMA PS1 (NYC, 2018), documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel, 2017), and he was a finalist for the 2018 Turner Prize.

Charles Stankievech is an artist, the Director of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto, and a contributing editor of Afterall Journal.

Afterall Journal Launch Issue 47
with a conversation between Naeem Mohaiemen and Charles Stankievech
Monday 29 April, 18:30–20:30

Main Hall of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape and Design,
University of Toronto,
1 Spadina Crescent, 

ON M5S 2J5,

The event is free of charge and all are welcome. This launch is hosted by the Master of Visual Studies Proseminar

Image: Naeem Mohaiemen, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017, video, 1h 33min. Courtesy the artist