WHAP! Series: “Black Out” Showcases Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU) on 10/23

Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual culture theorist and professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He works at the intersection of politics and global/digital visual culture. His work identifies and subverts patterns of colonial, racial and gendered power in visual culture. His most recent project, The Appearance of Black Lives Matter, was published in 2017 as a free e-book and again in 2018 as a limited edition print book with the art project “The Bad Air Smelled Of Roses” by Carl Pope and a poem by Karen Pope, both of which were published by NAME Publications, Miami. He is the first speaker in the Fall 2020 WHAP! Series: “Black Out,” on the Surveillance of Blackness.

The key readings below encompass Mirzoeff’s scholarship in book, essay, interview and article form. The length of these selected readings range from 4-187 pgs.

Nicholas Mirzoeff, The Appearance of Black Lives Matter. Name Publications. 187 pgs. 2017.

Nicholas Mirzoeff, How to See The World (Introduction). Basic Books. 8 pgs. 2015. pdf

Nicholas Mirzoeff, “The Politics of Seeing Within the Global City.” Hyperallergic. 21 pgs. 2018.

Natasha Lennard and Nicholas Mirzoeff, “What Protest Looks Like.” NYTimes Opinion. 4 pgs. 2016.

Nicholas Mirzoeff, “How Adopting Antifascist Practices Can Remake Cultural Institutions.” Hyperallergic. 4 pgs. 2020.

Nicholas Mirzoeff, The Visual Culture Reader (Chapter 1). Routledge. 21 pgs. 2002.

WHAP! is proud to host Nicholas Mirzoeff on October 23rd, 2020 for our Fall 2020 lecture series, along with respondent Aria Dean, writer, editor, and curator at Rhizome. Catch WHAP! on Youtube, Fridays at 4:30 PDT, at tiny.cc/2020whap.

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