Saturday, 5 October 2019
15:00 — 16:30 Collective Reading with Ana Bilbao
Session in English
This session will focus on the reading of the text Around the Tree: Notes on Gülsün Karamustafa’s Jail Experience and its Resonances with Argentinian Cultural Production by Argentinian scholar Ana Longoni. The text, published in issue 47 of Afterall journal, offers a distinctive cross cultural perspective that will be explored, analysed and contextualised during the session. Drawing on ideas of sisterhood and solidarity, the aim of this collective reading is to reflect on shared gestures of care in the midst of terror in two different geographical locations. The session will be preceded by a screening and Q&A with the artist Gülsün Karamustafa.
Ana Bilbao is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of York. Her research explores histories of exhibition-making and art institutions, as well as contemporary art from the Global South. Prior to joining the University of York, she was editor of Afterall Journal and research fellow at Afterall Research Centre at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. In 2017 she was a Visiting Scholar in the Art History Department at KU Leuven, Belgium. Ana has worked in various areas of the cultural sector, including arts education, curating, and art fairs.
Gülsün Karamustafa, Prison Paintings 14, 1972, mixed media on paper, 40 × 42cm. Courtesy the artist and BüroSarıgedik