80 Washington Square East, NYU

Talk: Mahan Moalemi

December 3, 2021 6:00pm

This event will be held at:
Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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“Documentation, Speculation, and Pattern Recognition: Toward a Media History of Modern and Contemporary Art ”, a talk by Mahan Moalemi in the context of Exhibition as Image, currently on at 80WSE.

Mahan Moalemi is a writer and curator from Tehran, Iran. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where he is also the 2021–2022 Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. He was a 2020 recipient of Kunstverein Munich's Writers Residency.

In recent work, Moalemi has explored the movement of installation shots and exhibition views across various platforms, highlighting how the contemporary art world coincides with a global experience economy that relies on the generation and circulation of visual information as an abstract currency. Looking into encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, his research probes the pseudo-discipline of Comparative Futurism.

He is also the co-editor of Ethnofuturisms (Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writing has appeared in Art-Agenda, Cabinet, Domus, Frieze, Spike Art Magazine, as well as journals, exhibition catalogs, and edited volumes published in and outside Iran.