Art in cities: A short history and some current predicaments
with Suhail Malik
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 6 – 8pm
Online, via Zoom
Suhail Malik will speak about how cultural and artistic production can no longer be concentrated in the ‘world cities’ that nonetheless use art and culture to sell themselves. Considering the conditions of contemporary art and its critical uncertainties, Suhail will discuss what happens next, where it might happen, and how it can be different from what has come before.
Suhail Malik is Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London, where he holds a Readership in Critical Studies. Recent and forthcoming publications include, as author, ContraContemporary: Modernity’s Unknown Future (Urbanomic) and ‘The Ontology of Finance’ in Collapse 8: Casino Real (2014). Malik is co-editor of The Flood of Rights (2017), a Special Issue of the journal Finance and Society on ‘Art and Finance’ (2016) and The Time-Complex. Postcontemporary (2016).
This event is part of the NMG Development Programme (2021 – 2022), intended to support established artist, individuals with an interest in working in contemporary art and anyone anywhere in-between. The project will include an expansive programme of free discussions, workshops and activities centred around NMG associates and available to the general public. This event is open to all.