Collaboratively curated, the Friday night series brings writers, artists, critics, performers, and audiences together in an uncontainable assembly. We host readers from here and elsewhere to invite resonances across practices, open and press urgent dialogues, and build a space for shared struggles. We’re holding out for writing which has the potential to make things otherwise.
Anna Della Subin is a writer, critic, and independent scholar. She is the author of Not Dead But Sleeping (Triple Canopy, 2016), a book-length essay on the cultural politics of sleep. Her work has appeared in the London Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Times, The White Review, and The New Yorker online, as well as in several artists’ publications. She is also a contributing editor at Bidoun, a publishing and curatorial initiative focused on the Middle East and its diasporas. Her book Accidental Gods, on men inadvertently turned into deities, is forthcoming from Metropolitan/Henry Holt.
Neïl Beloufa (born in 1985 in Paris, France) is a Franco-Algerian artist who lives and works in Paris. He was a student at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (USA); at Cooper Union, New York; and Fresnoy – National Contemporary Arts Studio, Tourcoing (France). Beloufa’s work has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at K11, Shanghai (2016); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (2015); the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012 and 2018); and the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2018). He has taken part in the 2014 Biennale of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, the 55th International Contemporary Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2013) and the 2013 Biennial of Contemporary Art in Lyon. Beloufa was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2015, the Artes Mundi (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and Nam June Paik (Essen, Germany) prizes in 2016. He was awarded the Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art 2013, Audi Talent Awards 2011 and the Agnès B. Studio Collector Award 2010.