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Yazan Khalili, Centre of Life, 2018. Chalk on blackboard. Installation shot of “The Jerusalem Show,” 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Yazan Khalili, Centre of Life, 2018. Chalk on blackboard. Installation shot of “The Jerusalem Show,” 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

A workshop, hosted with the Bard College, NYC, that takes as its focus a recent text ‘We Stopped Taking Photos’ by Ariel Goldberg and Yazan Khalili, originally published on e-flux. This work is an experiment in art form as text, and an extension of art projects. It examines the ethical complexities of the medium of photography, exploring its abusive use by powers of the state to surveil and police, whilst also being a mode of expression and vital form of documentary. Working in the matrix of these entanglements, Goldberg and Khalili, two photographers, made the decision to stand back from their practices in order to reflect on its inherent dilemmas. The workshop will present an opportunity to discuss this text in light of your own experiences and work.

Participation is particularly welcome from students at any stage of their studies.
Attendance is free, but places are limited, so please let us know if you cannot attend so we can allocate your place to someone else.

It is expected that you will have read the text ahead of the event.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ariel Goldberg is co-chair of the Bard MFA in Photography. Their publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). They are a 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant recipient for their book in progress Just Captions: Ethics of Trans and Queer Image Cultures. Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. Their research and writing has been supported by the New York Public Library, the Franklin Furnace Fund, SOMA in Mexico City, and Smith College. They have been a curator at The Poetry Project, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Yazan Khalili is co-chair of the Bard MFA in Photography. He lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect and visual artist. His works has been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including among others: New Photography, MoMA 2018, Jerusalem Lives, Palestinian Museum, 2017, Post-Peace, Kunstverein Stuttgart 2017, Shanghai Biennial 2016, Sharjah Biennial 2013. His writings and photographs have been featured in several publications, including among others Assuming Boycotts, WDW Magazine, Kalamon, Manifesta Journal, Frieze Magazine, Race & Class, C-Print, Ibraaz, Contemporary Art: World Currents, and Subjective atlas of Palestine. In 2009, alongside Lara Khaldi, Khalili co-curated We Were Never Heroes as part of the Jerusalem Show, and the film and video programs; Cinema of Independence 2009 and In The Name of the Father 2011 at the Arab Shorts Festival presented by the Goethe Institute, in Cairo.

A workshop, hosted with the Bard College, NYC, that takes as its focus a recent text ‘We Stopped Taking Photos’ by Ariel Goldberg and Yazan Khalili, originally published on e-flux. This work is an experiment in art form as text, and an extension of art projects. It examines the ethical complexities of the medium of photography, exploring its abusive use by powers of the state to surveil and police, whilst also being a mode of expression and vital form of documentary. Working in the matrix of these entanglements, Goldberg and Khalili, two photographers, made the decision to stand back from their practices in order to reflect on its inherent dilemmas. The workshop will present an opportunity to discuss this text in light of your own experiences and work.

Participation is particularly welcome from students at any stage of their studies.
Attendance is free, but places are limited, so please let us know if you cannot attend so we can allocate your place to someone else.

It is expected that you will have read the text ahead of the event.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ariel Goldberg is co-chair of the Bard MFA in Photography. Their publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). They are a 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant recipient for their book in progress Just Captions: Ethics of Trans and Queer Image Cultures. Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. Their research and writing has been supported by the New York Public Library, the Franklin Furnace Fund, SOMA in Mexico City, and Smith College. They have been a curator at The Poetry Project, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Yazan Khalili is co-chair of the Bard MFA in Photography. He lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect and visual artist. His works has been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including among others: New Photography, MoMA 2018, Jerusalem Lives, Palestinian Museum, 2017, Post-Peace, Kunstverein Stuttgart 2017, Shanghai Biennial 2016, Sharjah Biennial 2013. His writings and photographs have been featured in several publications, including among others Assuming Boycotts, WDW Magazine, Kalamon, Manifesta Journal, Frieze Magazine, Race & Class, C-Print, Ibraaz, Contemporary Art: World Currents, and Subjective atlas of Palestine. In 2009, alongside Lara Khaldi, Khalili co-curated We Were Never Heroes as part of the Jerusalem Show, and the film and video programs; Cinema of Independence 2009 and In The Name of the Father 2011 at the Arab Shorts Festival presented by the Goethe Institute, in Cairo.

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