Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum of Studies in Darkness
Organized for the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics at the New School and co-curated by Laura Raicovich and VLC Director and Curator, Carin Kuoni, Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness is a year-long examination of speech as it is enacted today. With Indian artist Amar Kanwar's film Such a Morning (2017) as a point of departure, the seminars invite participants to imagine freedom of speech as a subject for urgent consideration, perhaps within a space of withdrawal or darkness. Each seminar has a particular point of departure overlaid with intersectional thinking from artists, Indigenous peoples, feminists, and innumerable other perspectives, to question current circumstances, and to confront the inequities and uncertainties in our times. The seminars unfold throughout 2019 and details can be found here.