Virtual Lecture “Core Program Series: Tirdad Zolghadr”

The latest edition of the ongoing “Core Lecture Series” features a free virtual talk with Tirdad Zolghadr, speaking from Berlin.

Live via Zoom
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 noon

Zolghadr, an independent writer and curator, is artistic director of the Summer Academy Paul Klee in Bern and associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. His curatorial work includes biennial settings as well as long-term, research-driven projects.

The role of art and culture in urban development has been a concern throughout Zolghadr’s work, from his documentary film Tehran 1380 with filmmaker Solmaz Shahbazi, to his novel Softcore and his collaboration with the architectural preservation organization RIWAQ Palestine. His most recent publication is the memoir-polemic Traction, in which he suggests possibilities for a logic and a support structure within the world of contemporary art that lie “beyond the gravitational pull of business as usual.”

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About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; The Glassell Family Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Brad Blume; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; McClain Gallery; Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.