JLF at New York

September 10, 2017
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1,
11 West 53 Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues),
New York, NY 10019

Jaipur Literature Festival makes its debut in the Big Apple! For one evening, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the Jaipur Literature Festival and MoMA, “the greatest literary show on Earth” takes center stage at the Museum of Modern Art. JLF at New York Presented through MoMA’s post presents series of talks devoted to the cross geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art, JLF at New York features prominent speakers in a session titled “Patriot Games: Contextualizing Nationalism” on September 10.

  • : Sunday, September, 10. 2017
  • : 6:30PM
  • : The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1,
    11 West 53 Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues),
    New York, NY 10019

Patriot Games :

Contextualising Nationalism

Bouchra Khalili, Bruce Robbins, Eyal Weizman and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Marie Brenner

The accelerating changes and unrelenting disruptions of globalisation have lead to a severe backlash and regression into simplistic racial, tribal and national identities. A panel of distinguished speakers examines the psychology of the nation state, as well as the vision of the human species as inhabitants of a shared planet.


Our Speakers


Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman is an architect and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. His books include Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (2017), The Conflict Shoreline (with Fazal Sheikh, 2015), FORENSIS (with Anselm Franke, 2014), Mengele’s Skull (with Thomas Keenan, 2012), The Least of All Possible Evils (2011), Hollow Land (2007) and A Civilian Occupation (2003).


Bouchra Khalili

is a Casablanca-born, Berlin-based artist. Among her recent solo exhibitions are Living Labour, Wexner Center for the Arts (2017); The Mapping Journey Project, The Museum of Modern Art (2016); and Foreign Office, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Garden Conversation, MACBA, Barcelona (both 2015). Her work was also included in documenta 14 and the Milano Triennale (2017); The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); Positions, Vanabbe Museum (2014); and The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013). This year she was a recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship and an Ibsen Award.


Bruce Robbins

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. His books include The Beneficiary (2017); Cosmopolitanisms (2017); Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence (2012), a collection co-edited with Paulo Lemos Horta; and Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999). His essays have appeared in n+1, The Nation, Public Books, and the London Review of Books. He is also the director of the documentary Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists, available atbestfriendsfilm.com.


Marie Brenner

Marie Brenner is an American author, investigative journalist, and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. She has also written forNew York magazine, The New Yorker, and the Boston Herald, and has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her Vanity Fair article on tobacco insider Jeffrey Wigand, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," inspired the 1999 movie The Insider, starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino.


Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia is a publisher and writer. The cofounder of India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, she now heads Zubaan, which began as an imprint of Kali but is now independent. Long involved in the women’s movement in India, Butalia writes on a range of issues around women and gender. Among her best-known publications are the award-winning history of Partition, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, and, more recently, an edited collection titled Partition: The Long Shadow.


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  • September, 15 – 17. 2017
  • At Boulder Public Library, Colorado

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