13.12.2017 19:00 - 14.12.2017 21:00

Theorizing Blackness. With Frank B. Wilderson.

There is a type-persona for whom a
movement fights and there is corresponding
loss that a movement seeks to regain for this
type-persona. A movement cannot be built,
let alone sustained on behalf of ‘nothing,
absolutely nothing’ – a nonentity. What would
the politics of a dead relation, a slave, look
 – Frank B. Wilderson III


December 13th, 7pm
Reparations… Now

Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Introduction by Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski and Janine Jembere
Screening: The Dutchman (1966), Anthony Harvey (55 min) and Reparations… Now (2005), Frank B. Wilderson III (20 min). Followed by a discussion with Frank B. Wilderson


Dec. 14th, 3pm – 8.30pm
Afro-Pessimism: Theorizing Anti-Blackness

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, 4th floor, PhD in Practice, Room 4.18.4

3pm Welcome by Anette Baldauf and Andrea Seier 
3pm – 5.30pm: Presentations by Sophie Schasiepen, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Janine Jembere, Doris Posch, Maren Grimm and Jakob Kameritsch in discussion with Frank B. Wilderson III
6pm Lecture by Frank B. Wilderson III: The Ruse of Analogy

A cooperation between mumok, Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna and the PhD-in-Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Hauptgebäude, Augasse 2–6, 1090 Wien, A4.18.1
Afro-Pessimism. Theorizing Blackness