Tuesday 06 April 2021, 12:00pm

The Drift - Kōrewa: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay - link now available.

Date Tuesday 06 April 2021
Time 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location Zoom
Entry Free and open to all
Part of The Drift - Kōrewa

As part of our ongoing curatorial talks in The Drift, we have invited filmmaker and academic Ariella Aïsha Azoulay to join us to speak about her recent work Un-Documented: Unlearning Imperial Plunder on show at Artspace Aotearoa. Victoria McAdam, Gallery Assistant at Artspace Aotearoa and Remco de Blaaij, Director will speak with Azoulay on the background of and context for the film and how it sits within contemporary cultural thought. Azoulay will present for 40 minutes after which there will be questions for the audience.

Please note this takes place at lunchtime in Aotearoa, to facilitate a live link with Azoulay in the US.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (born 1962) is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University as well as a filmmaker and curator.

Her books include: Potential History – Unlearning Imperialism (Verso, 2019); Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography (Verso, 2012); The Civil Contract of Photography (Zone Books, 2008); Aïm Deüelle Lüski and Horizontal Photography, Leuven University Press and Cornell University Press, 2013; From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950, (Pluto Press, 2011); co-author with Adi Ophir. The One State Condition: Occupation and Democracy between the Sea and the River. Stanford University Press, 2012.

Among her potential histories, archives and curatorial work were shown in different places. Among her films: Errata (Tapiès Foundation, 2019, HKW, Berlin, 2020), Enough! The Natural Violence of New World Order, (F/Stop photography festival, Leipzig, 2016), Act of State 1967-2007, (Centre Pompidou, 2016, Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa Fotografico, 2020); Enough! The Natural Violence of the New World Order (F/Stop festival, Leipzig, 2016); "The Natural History of Rape" (Pembroke Hall, Brown University, 2015); The Body Politic [in Really Useful Knowledge, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW], Reina Sofia, Madrid; When The Body Politic Ceases To Be An Idea, Exhibition Room - Manifesta Journal Around Curatorial Practices No 16 Potential History (2012, Stuk / Artefact, Louven), Untaken Photographs (2010, Igor Zabel Award, The Moderna galerija, Lubliana; Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Architecture of Destruction (Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Everything Could Be Seen (Um El Fahem Gallery of Art).
Among her film essays: Un-documented: Undoing Imperial Plunder (2019); Civil Alliances, Palestine, 47-48 (2012); I Also Dwell Among Your Own People: Conversations with Azmi Bishara (2004) & The Food Chain (2004).