The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School announces its spring 2023 programs under its 2022–24 focus theme Correction.
The VLC’s spring lineup includes projects that investigate decolonial frameworks for unraveling conceptions of “correction” through talks, film screenings, performances, publications, a reading series, and an exhibition.
Cybercultures and Cyberfeminisms
Monday, January 30, 2023, 8–9:30pm EST
This program focuses on cyberfeminism, looking at recent art that draws on (re)generative technologies of artificial intelligence and biological reproduction, and brings together histories of technoscientific study and cultural metaphors of inheritance and kinship with Maria Fernandez, Mindy Seu, Margaret Tan, and moderator Irina Aristkharkova. SWEET PEA: YOUR OTHER PROGENY is part of the Singapore Biennial, produced by The New School faculty member Jeannine Tang and presented in collaboration with the Singapore Art Museum.
Correction* seminar III
Correcting Mistaken Ideas: Revisiting the People’s Program at Lincoln Hospital
Monday, February 13, 2023, 6–7:30pm EST (originally scheduled for December 2022)
Acupuncturist, community organizer, and former Young Lord Walter Bosque discusses the history of radical acupuncture at the People’s Program, a drug treatment organization founded in 1970 at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx by the Young Lords, the Black Panther Party, and the Health Revolutionary Unity Movement. Monxo López, curator and co-founder of South Bronx Unite, weighs in on collective care methods.
Convening & Sámi Fellowship presentation
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 11–4pm EST
Starr Foundation Hall, The New School
This two-part program, produced in collaboration with Frame Contemporary Art Finland as part of its 2019-23 Rehearsing Hospitalities series, brings together institutions, curators, and artists whose activities transcend beyond hospitality and work as correctives to prescribed host and guest hierarchies. It does so in collaboration with Matti Aikio (2022-2023 Vera List Center Sámi Fellow), whose practice focuses on Indigenous sovereignty and the continuous confrontation between Sámi culture and the utilization of natural resources by Nordic nation states.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay: the world like a jewel in the hand
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6:30–8 pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium, The New School
The New York City premiere of the world like a jewel in the hand—unlearning imperial plunder ii (2022), a new film that considers so-called relics of history, inviting resistance, reinterpretation, and reclamation of a world deemed lost, is marked by a screening and conversation with author, curator, and filmmaker Ariella Asha Azoulay.
C& Center of Unfinished Business
The New School
The Vera List Center incarnation of C& Center of Unfinished Business, a roaming reading room and discussion-based program, includes literature that relate to the continuation and presence of colonialism in contemporary society, as well as titles from the VLC Fellows Library and The New School faculty. The exhibition includes a reading series that embeds the VLC’s focal theme Correction* in colonial legacies and postcolonial realities.
Libraries as Correctives: C& Center of Unfinished Business, Keleketla! Library, and Sister Library with Asia Art Archive
Monday, April 24, 2023, 10–11:30 am EDT
Correction* seminar series
Seminar IV: Reform: Between Labor and Institutions
Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:30–8 pm EST
Wollman Hall, The New School
Seminar V: Body and Self
Monday, April 10, 2023, 6–7:30 pm EDT
Seminar VI: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization: Rematriation and Preservation
Monday, May 1, 2023, 6–7:30 pm EDT