With and Against Archives

With Paz Guevara, Rasha Salti and Dior Thiam

Fri, Mar 25, 2022
Tiny desk sessions (lobby)
5 pm
Free admission

In English

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Dior Thiam, The Wet Eyes Of The Sentimentalist, 2021. Series of four Acrylics, charcoal and bone glue on canvas. Exhibition view of This Bridge Can Get Us There, Archive Berlin, 2021, Photo: Denis Laner

How can the continuities that archives perpetuate from the past into the future be broken? How can their instituting power asymmetries be acknowledged but not reproduced? In this panel, Rasha Salti draws on her upcoming publication The Status of Images: From Memorial to Epistemic Resource, engaging with an archive of an act of violence – airplane high-jackings. It asks about the conditions of the occurrence of this form of violence, the status of victims and perpetrators, and the limits of the strategy of mobilizing shame as prevention. Dior Thiam presents her series The Wet Eyes of the Sentimentalist, in which she tackles the relationships between portraiture and nostalgia, violence and sentimentality by confronting the aesthetic habit of consuming ethnographic photographs.

Concept: Paz Guevara