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Red Africa – A lecture by Mark Nash

March 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

RED AFRICA:  Contemporary Artists’ Response to The Legacy of Cultural Relationships between Africa, The Soviet Union, and related countries during the Cold War
A Lecture by Mark Nash
To be immediately followed by a book launch of Red Africa: Affective Communities in the Cold War (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016) in Innis Cafe

Mark Nash is an independent curator and writer, until recently Professor and Head of Department, Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art London. He collaborated with Okwui Enwezor on The Short Century exhibition and Documenta11, both 2002 and Ute Meta Bauer on the 3rd Berlin Biennial 2004. Post Documenta11 he has written extensively on artists’s work with the moving image, both in his Experiments with Truth (Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia 2004-5) and his One Sixth of the Earth, ecologies of image at ZKM, Karlsruche and MUSAC, Leon. This latest exhibition continued to explore the artistic legacy of the formerly socialist countries, first explored in Reimagining October at Calvert 22 2009 (curated with Isaac Julien), which explored the artistic legacy of the Soviet period. Prior to joining the Royal College of Art, Mark Nash was Director of Fine Art Research at Central St Martins. He has also been a senior lecturer in Film History and Theory at the University of East London, and visiting lecturer on the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Film Curating MA at Birkbeck University of London. He holds a PhD from Middlesex University. He is currently working on two exhibitions: Socialist Friendship for Calvert22, London in 2015 and The Shadow Never Lies (with Joshua Jiang) for ZKM in 2016. His most recent publication is Red Africa: Affective Communities in the Cold War (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016).

This event is co- sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute; the Women & Gender Studies Institute; African Studies – New College; Innis College; Dept. of History; Dept. of Art; Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures; A Different Booklist


March 29, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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