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Eszter Szakács and Naeem Mohaiemen in conversation about the visual art world's attempts at transnational solidarity during the Cold War.

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Due to unforeseeable circumstances, this event has been postponed to April 28, 2020, at 7 PM at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.

Eszter Szakács and Naeem Mohaiemen

The Hungarian curator speaks about the grand initiatives and tragic misfires that characterized the visual art world's attempts at transnational solidarity during the Cold War. In conversation with the Bangladeshi artist within the context of his exhibition of Two Meetings and a Funeral and their forthcoming publication Solidarity Must Be Defended.

Presented in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

A limited number of tickets will be held for purchase at the door beginning thirty minutes in advance of the event.

About Eszter Szakács

Eszter Szakács is a researcher and curator with a background in Art History and American Studies. Her main fields of interest include curatorial histories, curatorial discourse and politics in art. From 2008 to 2010, she was an assistant curator at Mucsarnok Kunsthalle (Budapest). At tranzit.hu since 2011, she curated The Pseudo Race Group Liberagility, among other projects. Currently, she is one of a group of six working on an open, online dictionary on curatorial discourse. She lives and works in Budapest.

About Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen, born 1969 in London, is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer. His work has recently been exhibited at Salt Beyoglu (Istanbul), Vasas Federation of Metalworkers' Union (Budapest) and Documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel). In Canada, he has previously shown at Hot Docs (Toronto), Gallery TPW/Images Festival (Toronto) and Vox, Centre de l'image contemporaine (Montréal). He co-edited System Error: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning with Lorenzo Fusi and Solidarity Must Be Defended with Eszter Szakács. A Guggenheim Fellow, he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. He lives in New York.

About the Urban Field Speakers Series

The Urban Field Speakers Series centres on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Through lectures, audio-visual presentations and discussions, it explores how creative practices can help improve the quality of urban life and planning in Toronto and around the world. This series of monthly events brings together an array of international and local participants, including artists, architects, curators, designers and scholars, who are working at the intersections of technology, communications and aesthetics. Reflecting a broad range of perspectives and practices, the events build upon each other to inspire dialogue on the role of the city in art, and art in the city. The Urban Field Speakers Series is programmed by Scott McLeod and Gerald McMaster.

Acknowledgements

For the presentation of the Urban Field Speakers Series, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art gratefully acknowledges the support of its staff, volunteers and patrons, and the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto.

For inquiries, please contact Sebastián Benítez, Manager of Exhibitions and Public Programmes, at programmes@prefix.ca or 416-591-0357.

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