Thursday 18 June 2020
Free, booking required
Join art historian, curator and journalist Leila Mehulić and artist and writer Naeem Mohaiemen who will respond to Leila’s lecture on the history and legacy of the Non-Aligned Movement, combining her research with her own childhood experiences of growing up next to a Sudanese community in former Yugoslavia.
Leila Mehulić believes that in today’s tumultuous political climate, marked by right-wing movements, ‘a new Cold War’ and hegemony of economic and political elites, it is of utmost importance to recall the progressive ideas of the 60s and 70s such as the Non-Aligned Movement, its cultural internationalism and call for equality among people.
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Leila Mehulić is an art historian, curator and journalist. Alongside her research of the collection of the Mimara Museum, where she worked as a Curator for twelve years, Leila was running the contemporary art programme within Radnička galerija from 2012 till 2016. Since 2015, she is focused on the subjects related to transcultural identities, cultural hybridity, postcolonialism, psycholinguistics, migration and exile and completed her studies at Central Saint Martins with a thesis entitled “Yugoslav Cultural Exile. A Story of Transculturation.”
Naeem Mohaiemen combines essays, films, drawings, and installations to research failed insurgencies and incomplete decolonization– framed by Third World Internationalism and World Socialism. He is author of Midnight’s Third Child (Nokta, forthcoming) and Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel, 2014); co-editor (w/ Eszter Szakacs) of Solidarity Must be Defended (Tranzit, forthcoming); editor of Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Drishtipat, 2010); and co-editor (w/ Lorenzo Fusi) of System Error: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (Sylvana, 2007). His work exhibited at Mahmoud Darwish Museum (Ramallah), Bengal Foundation (Dhaka), SALT (Istanbul), documenta 14 (Athens/Greece), etc.
Image: Nigerian Students in Belgrade, 1970.