The Colloquium for Unpopular Culture

Started in 2007, the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture is one of the best-kept secrets of the New York talks circuit ... a word-of-mouth gathering that explores channels between global cinema, music and politics, tuning into signals from cultural studies, theory and pop often drowned out by mainstream transmissions. It has included series with titles such as ‘The Speed of Your Hair’ and ‘Auscultations: Sound, Noise, (Nervous Heart)beats’ and addressed topics ranging from punk in Africa and Arthur Russell, through C.L.R. James, Stuart Hall and John Berger to North Korean sci-fi, Pakistani pulp cinema, P.O.W. gardening, the Southall Black Sisters, and Wang Bing’s West of the Tracks(2003). Often these events could be characterized as people in a room looking at each other and thinking ‘what, someone else is into this stuff too?’ (Frieze magazine)

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