Dissent Library

Apr 7 – May 26, 2019, Center for Curatorial Studies Library, Bard College, NY.

Dissent Library is a site of conversation and reflection in a time when many communities across the world are expressing dissent and resistance against majoritarian forces and regimes. The first iteration of this library was presented at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York in April, 2019 with titles by authors Arundhati Roy, Angela Davis, Sujata Gidla, Jalal Toufic, Fred Moten along with monographs on artists Rirkrit Tiravanija, Walid Raad, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, John Akomfrah, and Bhupen Khakhar to mention a few.

This nomadic library alters its volume and selections depending upon the specific context of its presentation. However, a core intellectual arc retains as it navigates through different political and institutional geographies. With a particular selection of writers, poets, and artists the Dissent Library invites the readers to draw associations across a broad scope of shared and contested positions between art, social practice, and politics.