Author Archives: Ash Sharma

‘Then and Now: the changing context of debate?’ – notes on Contemporary Art and Archives [2011]

Documenting some old talks on the blog – this one seems still very relevant now. Notes for a talk on archives, cultural institutions, art and ‘new internationalism’ for an Iniva event that I spoke at on 9 Nov 2011 (Organised … Continue reading

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Montenegro

Perhaps its time to turn, to return to write some sort of diary, journal, an ongoing memoir, or maybe some notes towards a memoir, as well as writing to think. Its never been the right time, but with time moving … Continue reading

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The Movement of Black Thought – Study Notes

A piece collectively written by the Black Study Group (London). It forms the basis of a roundtable that we have organised for the Black Studies Association conference in Birmingham at the end of October. We would welcome thoughts and comments. … Continue reading

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darkmatter Journal looking for book reviewers

darkmatter Journal is looking for book reviewers. See http://www.darkmatter101.org/si…/submission/books-to-review/

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Speculative Blackness: Re-imagining the Human in Afrofuturism

Abstract of the paper I presented at the Black Portraiture(s) II Conference in Florence, Italy 28-31 May 2015: The histories of slavery and colonialism are informed by the violent hierarchies of racial distinction in which human subjectivity is possessed only … Continue reading

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The sublime time of race: rethinking black history and contemporary film

Another talk I did on temporality and black film at Open School East as part of the CCSR In Theory seminar series. The sublime time of race: rethinking black history and contemporary film Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm Open School … Continue reading

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The sublime time of race

A first of some talks on race and temporality that I have been working on. This ones at Coventry University:  

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Black Capital

I recently spoke at this event: Out of Sight: Constructing, Experiencing, Changing Peripheries – 20 March 2014 The peripheral is not only what is imagined as geographically distant, but encompasses those seen as the distant amongst us – the stranger, the … Continue reading

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BLACK STUDIES: GRAMMARS OF THE FUGITIVE

Recordings of the lecture/workshops with Fred Moten, Stefano Harney and Laura Harris at Goldsmiths last month: https://archive.org/details/Blackstudiesgrammarsoffugitive … Details of the event below. Black Studies: Grammars of the Fugitive A public lecture with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten Friday 6th December … Continue reading

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Hal Foster’s critical turn

Originally posted on The Charnel-House:
. There’s a good review by Jeffrey Petts over at the low-key online publication Marx and Philosophy of Hal Foster’s excellent The Art-Architecture Complex (2011). Currently I’m writing a double-review of Foster’s book along with another very…

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