Slavs and Tatars ~ Lecture-Performances Report Fall 2016

08.09.16

I UTTER OTHER

I Utter Other looks at the curious case of Slavic Orientalism in the Russian Empire and early USSR as well as its German origins. Offering a crucial counterpoint to the received wisdom of Saidian Orientalism, the study of the East in the East complicates notions of identity politics, knowledge in the service of power, and the secularization of scholarship for a coherent post-colonial critique some 60 years avant la lettre. 

Date: 18 September 7:30pm

Address: The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse H78 & H80, St. 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Date: 7 October 7:30pm

Address: Steirischer Herbst Festival, Orpheumgasse 8, 8020 Graz

 

AL-ISNAD OR CHAINS WE CAN BELIEVE IN

Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In tells a story of mysticism within modernity, namely through the unlikely perspective of a Dan Flavin commissions for a Sufi mosque in downtown New York in the early 1980s. Hosted by the Pejman Foundation

Date: 11 September 6:30pm

Address: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

 

THE TRANNY TEASE 

Through the lens of phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, The Tranny Tease explores the potential for transliteration–the conversion of scripts–as a strategy equally of resistance and research into notions such as identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

Date: 21 September 7pm

Address: Villa Empain / Fondation Boghossian, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, B – 1050 Brussels

 

REVERSE JOY

A look at the 1300 year old ceremony of Muharram as a form of joy thru mourning, an inside-out Carnival, or a metaphysics of protest.

Date: 15 October 7pm

Address: Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg

 

Slavs and Tatars

Payam Sharifi