This Monday, May 1st – A launch event at The New School for Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production, co-edited by Kareem Estefan
Today’s post features an announcement that our Director of Operations Paloma Crousillat e-mailed to the VCS community a couple weeks ago, about an event scheduled for tomorrow evening at The New School:
Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production is an anthology of 18 essays by artists, activists, curators, and scholars focused on the disruption of cultural production as usual during the anti-apartheid movement, the meaning and potential of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel today, and ongoing debates about censorship, dis/engagement, and transnational activism in the global visual art community. You can read more about Assuming Boycott here.
To celebrate the book’s publication, they will be hosting a launch event at the New School on Monday, May 1, from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will feature a brief discussion of some of the key questions raised in Assuming Boycott, with book contributors Mariam Ghani and Chelsea Haines, New School history professor Claire Potter, and the three of co-editors. As it will be May Day, they hope to offer a space to gather, reflect, and unwind after what will have been a long day of political actions in solidarity with immigrants and workers. There will be drinks, music from the fabulous DJs ConVex and DJD (Salome Asega and Derek Schultz), and of course, books!